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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.

Best Practices for Installing and Maintaining Archatrak Deck Tiles

Posted in: deck materials, decking questions, home improvement, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain

James Moylan

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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How to Properly Install Archatrak Deck Tiles and Maintain Low-Maintenance Decking Over Time

When it comes to selecting a material for your rooftop deck, terrace, patio, balcony, or outdoor floor, homeowners today have an almost overwhelming list of options. With so many choices at your disposal, every differentiating factor matters, and that includes installation and maintenance considerations. Read on to learn key pointers about the Archatrak installation process, as well as maintenance tips for keeping the product looking pristine.

Top 8 Benefits of High-Performance Archatrak Deck Tiles

Posted in: deck questions, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, porch topics, deck materials, decking questions, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers

James Moylan

Monday, December 17, 2018

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What Are the Benefits of Archatrak Porcelain Pavers for Rooftop Decks and Outdoor Living Spaces?

Undertaking any home improvement project can be stressful. With so many factors to consider—from price to maintenance to appearance—picking a material for any home project is enough to make your head spin! If you’re currently looking for a material to surface your deck, patio, or terrace, you’re probably very familiar with this problem. As you work through your research process, though, just make sure you know all your available choices; that is, don’t fall into the trap of believing your only options are wood, stone, or concrete pavers. While you might not have immediately thought of porcelain pavers for your upcoming project, consider these top eight reasons Archatrak deserves to be at the top of your list.

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.

7 Ways Radiant Heating Systems Make Winter Easy

Posted in: patio questions, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, outdoor heaters, outdoor heating systems, decking questions, outdoor accessories, Porch and Deck Accessories, cooking outdoors, ProLine Radiant Heat, radiant heating systems

James Moylan

Monday, March 05, 2018

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As winter steadily carries on, more homeowners are asking the same question: How can I deal with accumulated snow in the easiest way possible? For many, the answer is radiant heat. But what is radiant heat, and what the distinct advantages of investing in this type of heating system?