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What Do Low-Maintenance Deck Boards Look Like After Three Years of Use?

Posted in: Deck Screens, Deck Design, retractable screen porch, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, deck boards, Deck Care

James Moylan

Friday, April 05, 2019

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 Design Build Blog:  How a Fiberon Deck Looks After 3 Years

Decks in Maryland are a great investment because they're rigid, dependable, permanent fixtures of your landscape. Rain or shine, outdoor living spaces endure the best and worst that nature has to offer. That's why it's important to protect your screened porch in Maryland or deck in Virginia with preventative care and yearly maintenance. Here are pictures of a low-maintenance Fiberon deck design in Bowie, Maryland with a retractable screened porch after three years of use:

Best Screened Porch Screens and Deck Screening Materials for 2019

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, screen porch products, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens

James Moylan

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Considerations for What Screened Porch Screen Materials to Use in 2019

Whether you’re looking to spruce up an existing porch or you want to start a new screened porch design from scratch in 2019, one of the most important things to consider is what screening material to use. From what the industry experts suggest to geography-specific considerations, here’s everything you need to know before you jump into any screen-related decision.

Top 5 Things to Consider When Adding Electric to a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, patio questions, electric heaters, porch topics, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, Outdoor Lighting, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, snowmelt system

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

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Adding Electric and Lighting to a Screened Porch: 5 Things to Consider

Adding electrical and lighting elements to a screened-in porch is a great way to make the space as comfortable, usable, and functional as any interior area. However, as with any construction project, there are some considerations to keep in mind before you jump headfirst into the work. Here are the top five things to think through as you plan and design your ideal screened-in porch.

What are the Latest Deck and Porch Accessories Trending in 2017?

Posted in: retractable screen porch, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, low-maintenance decking, porch add-ons, outdoor accessories, Porch and Deck Accessories

James Moylan

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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4 Trending Deck, Porch, and Outdoor Living Accessories for 2017

Now is a great time to start thinking about how you want to increase the appeal of your outdoor living space. With that in mind, the following are some trends to watch in 2017 for your deck, porch, or other outdoor living area.

How to Install Motorized Retractable Screens

Posted in: retractable screen porch, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens

James Moylan

Monday, January 30, 2017

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How are motorized retractable porch screens installed in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.?

Versatility in an outdoor space is obviously desirable for multiple reasons. Most notably, outdoor spaces tend to be more limited in area, so being able to repurpose space or use space in the most efficient, creative ways becomes really important. Phantom Screens are one element incorporated into this project that helps accomplish this economization and maximization of all usable space.