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Building the Most Sustainable Deck Possible

Posted in: Fortress steel framing products

James Moylan

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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It’s no secret that issues of sustainability and eco-friendly materials have been increasingly on consumers’ minds. Price and aesthetics are obviously always going to play a huge role in any purchasing decision, but all other factors being equal, sustainability is becoming more and more prevalent in the decision about where to spend hard-earned dollars. If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your home or giving an existing outdoor living space a facelift, here are five eco-friendly options to incorporate into your design.

What Is the Cost of Installing a TV in a Screened-In Porch?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, outdoor television

James Moylan

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Televisions are a great way to enhance the entertainment value of a screened-in porch 

A nice screened-in porch helps you stay connected to nature and the outdoors while also protecting yourself from the sun and pests. But what if you want to use your outdoor space to watch the big game with all of your friends or have a family movie night?

Installing a television in a screen porch is a choice many homeowners make to attain the best of both worlds. It can also be done any budget.

Types of Foundations to Consider for Building Your Home Addition

Posted in: Contracting Questions, home additons, home remodeling tips

James Moylan

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Foundations to Consider for Building Home Additions

In a previous post, we dug into an age-old question: is it more expensive to build up or out when adding onto your home? We discussed that, while it varies case by case, building out can be more expensive because it requires the construction of an additional foundation for your home.

The vast majority of horizontal additions will require some type of quality foundation. This will not only carry the weight of your innovative home design, but it will also keep out moisture, provide weather-resistent insulation, and resist the movement of the surrounding soil. A proper foundation must be carefully planned and constructed to guarantee it is structurally sound, long-lasting, and up to current codes.

Kamado Grills: what you need to know

Posted in: outdoor kitchens, outdoor accessories, kitchen design, cooking, cooking outdoors, kitchen appliances

James Moylan

Monday, May 18, 2020

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As outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular over the years, the interest in specialty exterior cooking equipment has skyrocketed as well, and one of the most popular items within that category is the Kamado grill. What exactly is this type of grill, though, why are home chef enthusiasts so enamored, and what do you need to know about using one in your outdoor kitchen?

Pricing Considerations: TimberTech Railing versus Vinyl

James Moylan

Friday, May 15, 2020


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 When it comes to home improvement projects, the first thing many homeowners want to know about is price, and exterior railing systems are no exception. As with many outdoor home products, though, the initial number on the price tag doesn’t always tell the whole story. If you’re currently debating between vinyl railings and railings from a company like TimberTech, here are a few key points to consider in terms of price.