Oregon Home Magazine
The Garells needed a local contractor who understood the special challenges of building homes along a coastline pummeled by ocean-driven rainstorms and winds that can top 100 miles per hour. The couple found their candidate in contractor Paul LaMont, the principal of Newport, Oregon-based Paul C. LaMont, Builder, whose track record of constructing homes in the region goes back three decades.
“A 1/8- inch gap in the siding or flashing might be acceptable in other parts of the country, but here, the tolerances have to be much tighter to keep the wind from pushing rain into the house,” said LaMont
From an article by David Sharp published in Oregon Home Magazine (Issue Nov-Dec 2001)