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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.

Top 4 Deck Companies to Watch in 2017

Posted in: Deck Design, Deck Maintenance, deck builders, deck add-ons, low-maintenance decking, deck boards, deck materials

James Moylan

Friday, March 31, 2017

retractable screened porch design in vienna, virginia with low-maintenance decking

If you’re considering a low-maintenance deck remodel or rebuild this year, there are four companies to follow. Each brings something slightly different to the table, so the right decking company for you is going to depend on aesthetic preference, budget, design requirements, and desired materials. To help clarify what these various decking companies have to offer, the following is a brief rundown of each brand.

How Do You Waterproof a Zuri Deck?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Zuri Deck, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Maintenance, deck topics, screen porch products, deck boards, zuri decking, Deck Care, Premium Zuri decking, decks in Washington, D.C., Zuri decking questions, deck waterproofing

James Moylan

Thursday, December 17, 2015

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When it comes to premium decking, one of the names that always stands out in the industry is Zuri Premium Decking (by Royal). However, a consistent question surrounding this decking is how to waterproof the deck itself, thus helping ensure the longevity and usability of the structure. When tackling this issue from a construction standpoint, it’s not actually about treating the boards or making the boards themselves waterproof—or even water resistant. Rather, it entails creating an entire drainage system that affects how the water is irrigated.

7 Deck Maintenance Tips for Spring 2015

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Monday, April 06, 2015

best deck maintenance tips for spring 2015

How to get your deck ready for spring after a harsh winter

Deck owners rejoice! After a long Maryland winter full of ice, snow, cold, and freezing rain, decks everywhere are primed to be reclaimed from mother nature. While there was little that could be done to help our outdoor living spaces in recent months, rising temperatures and increasingly-present sunshine are ready to join your quest to reverse the havoc caused by foregone seasonal elements.

Why is Older Composite Decking Difficult to Maintain Compared to Newer Composite Decking?

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Composite decking in Bethesda

After making its appearance on the market more than 40 years ago, composite decking quickly became one of the most popular alternative decking products among builders for its durability and low-maintenance.

Composite decking is made from a mix of natural wood waste and other materials, such as virgin or recycled plastic. Because of its design, it requires minimal cleaning and resists checking and splintering, but it wasn’t without its problems.