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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.

How Much Does it Cost to Close a Road While Building a Rooftop Deck in Washington, DC

Posted in: deck questions, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck

James Moylan

Monday, December 03, 2018

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Road Closure during a Washington, DC, Rooftop Deck Project: Process and Project Cost

Adding a rooftop deck to any Washington, DC house can be a great way to create a unique, relaxing space in your home, but the best way to ensure a smooth home construction project is for homeowners to go in with realistic expectations. Given that, it’s important to know that a build of this kind can be disruptive. You’ll almost certainly have to navigate a road closure to accommodate the building equipment, and this process can be involved and costly. So, what exactly can you expect to pay, and what specifically does this process entail?

Low-Maintenance Decking Profile: Fiberon Horizon

Posted in: hire a decking contractor, low-maintenance decking, deck boards, Porch and Deck Accessories, green decking, Hire a Contractor, Fiberon, Fiberon Horizon

James Moylan

Friday, August 31, 2018

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Investing in Low-Maintenance Decking: What is Fiberon Horizon?

If you’re planning to invest in a beautiful deck, then a low-maintenance, high-enjoyment life is certainly your goal. Typical wood decks need to be cleaned, stained, and cared for to ensure their longevity. No doubt you’ve wondered if there are other options that will minimize caretaking responsibilities and expand your leisure time.

Understanding the Design Process with Design-Build Firms

Posted in: Deck Design, hire a decking contractor, design aesthetic of a contractor, patio design, Contracting Questions, interior design, deck contractors, kitchen design, Hire a Contractor

James Moylan

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

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Great news! You've decided to build a beautiful new deck in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC and are looking at hiring a contractor. As you are determining which contractors are reliable and are collecting bids, you will begin to notice differences in the design and estimation process between deck builders.

These differences are telling of what working with a screened porch builder will be like. How long does it take to get a home estimate, and is it fully detailed? Are you being walked through the process? Are they asking the right questions? Ultimately, a contractor like Design Builders' first objective is to help you visualize your final project, be it a screened porch, outdoor kitchen, home addition, or interior renovation.

3 New CoConstruct Features You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted in: CoConstruct, Hire a Contractor

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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Many people who have already used CoConstruct during a home project agree: it facilitates the homebuilding or remodeling process and makes what can be a very stressful undertaking more streamlined, effective, and convenient. For all those people who already know and love CoConstruct—and for all those who haven’t yet experienced it—there’s good news. The software has three new features that look to make any remodel or home build experience even better.