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7 Considerations for Reaching Out to Contractors

Posted in: Deck Contractors License, hire a decking contractor, Contractor Portfolios, Contracting Questions, deck contractors, Hire a Contractor

James Moylan

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

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What Should You Be Considering as You're Finding a Local Deck Contractor

One of the most important steps in the construction process is finding and securing the right contractor for you and your project. With so many people claiming to be the best in the industry, though, this can be a difficult prospect. With that in mind, here are seven tips to keep in mind before reaching out to a potential new hire.

5 Basic Deck Building Tips for 2019

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, deck questions, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia

James Moylan

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Whether you're hiring a deck builder or planning to build a deck yourself this year, the same considerations should be taken into account during the planning phase of your new deck design project. By asking yourself the important questions and planning ahead, you earn yourself a better chance of building a structure you will use for years without regret in how you designed it.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Permit for a Rooftop Deck in Washington, DC?

Posted in: Deck Permits, Deck Contractor Permits, hire a decking contractor, deck builders, building permits, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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Building a rooftop deck in the Washington, DC, area is a great way to add style, sophistication, and value to your home, but the permit process can be challenging and, at times, frustrating. So, how long should a DC homeowner anticipate waiting for permits on a new rooftop deck construction, and what factors affect that wait time?

What time of year can you build a rooftop deck in Washington, DC?

Posted in: Deck Care, deck contractors, Trex Decking, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia

James Moylan

Monday, October 29, 2018

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What Time of Year Can You Build a Rooftop Deck?

For homeowners, construction projects invariably come with a laundry list of logistical hurdles and lots of questions, and when it comes to rooftop decks, one question in particular comes up again and again. What time of year is best to start this type of project? The answer, though, might just surprise homeowners.

Considerations for Choosing the Right Low-Maintenance Decking Material

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Zuri Deck, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Design, Deck Maintenance, deck builders, deck add-ons, deck topics, porch topics, deck boards, decking questions, deck contractors, Zuri decking questions, Trex Decking, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, green decking, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia, AZEK

James Moylan

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Choosing the Right Materials for Your Deck Design in Maryland, Virginia or DC

Planning on building a new deck in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC? The biggest factor influencing a deck's longevity, apart from the design itself, is the decking material used in its construction. What the material is and how its maintained, whether its stained hardwood decking or low-maintenance deck boards, determines the difference between a deck that lasts decades and one that shows its age after only a few years.