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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

zuri deck design with outdoor lighting during the day in potomac, maryland

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.

6 Considerations for Building a Screened Porch in the Historic Georgetown District

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, decks in Washington, D.C., historic deck building, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

screened porch design in the dmv area with screeneze screening panels

If you live in the Historic Georgetown District in the Washington, DC, area, building a screen porch can be a complicated, involved process. It’s certainly possible, but before pursuing a project in this area, homeowners need to be certain the red tape, expense, and restrictions are all worth it. Before you start picking out furniture and thinking through lighting options, read through this overview to get a sense of what building in this historical area will entail.

What is the Process for Getting Materials up to a Rooftop Deck in 2019?

Posted in: deck boards, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building

James Moylan

Monday, December 10, 2018

low-maintenance rooftop deck design in Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland

Why Cranes Are a Necessity for Rooftop Deck Builders and Deck Projects in Washington, DC

If you live in the Washington, DC, area and you’re considering a rooftop deck addition, you might be wondering about the logistics of how your build firm will get all those materials to the roof itself. If you’re curious about how this process works, you’re not alone. Rooftop decks present some very unique challenges for builders, and especially in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, it’s important to understand the logistical and financial ramifications of hauling all those heavy materials to your roof.

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

danver stainless outdoor kitchen on a rooftop deck at night

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?

How Much Value Does a Deck Add Value to Homes in Maryland and Virginia?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, deck questions, outdoor living spaces, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks

James Moylan

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

fiberon deck in virginia with black deckorators balusters, iron patio furniture and a stainless steel grill

A deck addition is an easy, non-intrusive, and valuable way to add additional living space to your home. In Montgomery County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia homeowners can expect to use their deck for 9 months out of the year.  By using low maintenance decking and taking the appropriate precautions during winter months, home owners can expect 20-25 years out of the deck project.