Part 3: Mother, May I? How to Know if a Home Improvement Project Needs a Permit

Getting a Permit: Who, What, When, Where, and How

When planning home improvement projects or remodeling, you may need one or two permits for you to be able to pursue with the project without worrying that the local code enforcement department will come and take down whatever it is that you’ve already done. Below is a basic guide that might help you get around with acquiring permits for your project. [Read more…]

Bathroom Planning Tips: What You Need to Know

Most people love their bathrooms. It’s a getaway, a calming retreat, and a small personal refuge from the stressful world outside. It’s actually becoming so much more for most of us than just a room for personal hygiene—this relatively small space has become a quiet escape from the noise that we call life. [Read more…]

Signs That You Need a Bathtub Replacement

For some, their bathroom is a peaceful refuge from the frantic world outside. After a long day’s work, some will even go straight to their bathtubs and drown away their stress in suds. But what if your bathtub is old and looks worn-out? What if it’s leaking and cracks are all over the place? What if your tub has this stubborn, dirty-looking steak at the bottom that you can’t just scrub away with brush and soap? How are you supposed to relax after a long day’s work if your tub looks more tired than you? [Read more…]

Part 2: Mother, May I? How to Know if a Home Improvement Project Needs a Permit

Does Your Project Need a Permit?

Not everyone knows about building and home improvement permits and when they need one. Those who decide to start and go on without attempting to learn about it may face several problems in the future. Now, here’s a guide to the projects that require a permit — and those that you can go ahead with right away. [Read more…]

Roof Health: Avoid Algae Growth, Avoid Roof Problems

Because of our mostly hot and damp climate conditions here in Oregon, mold and algae growths are common roofing problems among homeowners. Algae on your roof is mostly caused by airborne spores landing on the roof, and if left unattended could cause numerous problems for your home. Aside from the black stains and dirty-looking appearance of this fungus, it can actually cause decay and loss of the roof’s reflective properties, which will consequently lead to structural failure and ultimately to replacement roofing in Hillsboro OR. [Read more…]

Why You Should Choose Slate Roofing for Your Home

When choosing a replacement roofing in Hillsboro OR, the right type and material can make a difference in your home. This is in terms of protection and performance. You need to select a material that can withstand harsh weather conditions and shield your home for a longer period. Chances are, if you pick the wrong kind of roofing, your structure may be placed in jeopardy. As your local professional roofers, we at DaBella Exteriors® recommend slate roofing. [Read more…]

Why Research Matters: the Makings of a Good Contractor

Research is the careful study of a particular subject, field, or problem done in order to determine facts. This is what most of us learn in school or other institutions, which is actually helpful in our everyday living. In fact, it’s one of the most useful measures when hiring a home improvement contractor in Portland OR. As a property owner, of course you want to make the most out of your investment while increasing the value of your structure. The key is finding a competent home improvement contractor. So make sure you do your homework before hiring them. [Read more…]

DaBella Awarded for Excellent Service

A huge part of The DaBella Difference is our commitment to incredible customer service. We want to do our very best for our customers because we know how important a home is to Oregon families. We’re honored to announce that we’ve won eight Angie’s List Super Service Awards for 2014.

In Portland we won in the Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, and Remodeling – Kitchen and Bathroom categories. In Salem/Corvallis we won in Roofing and Siding. And in Eugene, we won in Roofing.

Each year, Angie’s List awards this honor to companies that have provided outstanding service based on member feedback from the previous year. Fewer than 5 percent of the companies on Angie’s list earned this distinction. Service providers who have earned Super Service Awards have an “A” average on reviews, and “A” overall rating and are in good standing with Angie’s List.

DaBella has also been named a Gold Service provider, which goes to Super Service Award winners who have made a commitment to Angie’s List to provide excellent service to its members.

Angie’s List is one of the nation’s most popular online review sites for service companies. Thank you to our hundreds of happy customers for giving us such great reviews!