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Benefits of the Pier Tech System over traditional foundation systems

Posted in: upscale deck features, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, porch topics, screen porch products, decking questions, Porch and Deck Care, home improvement, Hire a Contractor, screened porch in Washington, DC, piertech

James Moylan

Friday, November 15, 2019


The foundation of a home is one of the most crucial design features. When a foundation isn’t sound, it can financially jeopardize a family’s greatest asset, and if the problem isn’t addressed, it can even lead to the eventual loss of the home. While finding the right foundational solution can be stressful, homeowners should be aware there have been innovations within this industry. Options beyond the traditional concrete and wood system exist, including a helical pile system from PierTech.

Zuri Deck and Screen Room Design in Potomac, Maryland

Posted in: Screen Porch, Deck Screens, Zuri Deck, Deck Design, Screen Porch in Maryland, design exercise, design blog, zuri decking, porch add-ons, Premium Zuri decking, Porch and Deck Accessories, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Zuri decks in Maryland

James Moylan

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

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If you’re considering adding a Zuri deck to your home in 2020, you have a lot of options to consider. From the actual Zuri material to the layout and logistics of your deck, how you want to revamp your outdoor space in 2020 includes a laundry list of variables. To help inspire you and possibly generate some ideas you want to incorporate into your project, take a look at this new Zuri deck construction job in Potomac, Maryland.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace the Screens on a Screened Porch?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland

James Moylan

Friday, November 01, 2019


If your home’s screened porch was built more than 10 years ago, it may have been built with a traditional screening system. With these dated older systems, screens are attached to railings and posts with staples or tacks, and trim is nailed up to hide the unsightly fasteners and seams.

The main problem with this method is that screens come loose and begin to sag over time. In addition, if screens are torn or damaged in any way, it can be very difficult to replace them, since you’ll have to remove the trim and pull out many staples or tacks to remove the screen.

6 Best Methods for Heating Outdoor Spaces in 2019 and 2020

Posted in: outdoor heating systems

James Moylan

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

covered flagstone patio with backyard fireplace and mounted outdoor television in Virginia

If you’re in the process of developing and planning your outdoor living space for the end of 2019 or for 2020, do not neglect to think through your heating options. Adding heat to a deck, screen porch, or other exterior space can help extend its life, so you’re able to enjoy the area you’ve spent so much time, energy, and money on for more months out of the year!

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Outdoor Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Posted in: kitchen, outdoor kitchens, Danver cabinets, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, kitchen design

James Moylan

Friday, October 25, 2019

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Outdoor kitchens in Maryland and Virginia continue to be increasingly popular in exterior living spaces, and every year, they are becoming more elaborate and more suitable to year-round use. If you’re thinking about redoing your backyard kitchen or designing one this year, the following are six trends to keep your eye on in 2020.