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What are Your Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, porch topics, screen porch products, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Eze-Breeze, Three-season rooms

James Moylan

Monday, August 05, 2019

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Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space

Lots of homeowners have open outdoor living spaces and, for a variety of reasons, find themselves wondering what their options are to enclose them. Whether you have a front porch with a roof but no screens, a deck, a double deck without screens, or a patio, the logistics of how to enclose these existing spaces is one of the most common questions posed to design and build firms.

Considerations for Deck and Screen Room Demolitions in Washington, DC

Posted in: Deck Tips, Screen-Porch Design Tips, home remodeling tips, building a deck

James Moylan

Monday, July 08, 2019

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If you have an existing deck or screen room structure, you’ll need to go through the demolition process before any new project construction can begin. If you’re looking to undertake this type of project in the Washington, DC, area, here are a few region-specific things to keep in mind about this demolition process.

4 Tips for Creating a Pet-Friendly Outdoor Living Space

Posted in: Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Questions, Screen-Porch Design Tips, Contracting Questions, patio questions, home remodeling tips, pets

James Moylan

Monday, May 06, 2019

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How to Create a Pet-Friendly Outdoor Space

Pets are truly part of the family, but for all the joy and love we get from our dogs and cats, it can be tricky trying to create an outdoor space that’s comfortable for us and compatible with our furry, four-legged friends. If you’re designing an exterior living space and want to keep Fido in mind, here are four tips to consider working into your blueprints:

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.

How to Properly Install and Use Outlets in a Screen Room in Washington, DC

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, porch topics, screen porch products, porch add-ons, outdoor accessories, Screened Porch in Virginia, Outdoor Lighting, building a deck, Electrical, Screen Room

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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What are the top 12 considerations for Installing and Using Outlets in a Screened-In Porch?

Installing exterior outlets in your screened-in porch might seem like a minor design detail, but this process actually presents a few unique challenges to be aware of. Consider the following information when designing the layout of your outdoor space and making final decisions about which amenities to include.