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Considerations for Choosing the Right Low-Maintenance Decking Material

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Zuri Deck, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Design, Deck Maintenance, deck builders, deck add-ons, deck topics, porch topics, deck boards, decking questions, deck contractors, Zuri decking questions, Trex Decking, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, green decking, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia, AZEK

James Moylan

Monday, July 23, 2018

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Choosing the Right Materials for Your Deck Design in Maryland, Virginia or DC

Planning on building a new deck in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC? The biggest factor influencing a deck's longevity, apart from the design itself, is the decking material used in its construction. What the material is and how its maintained, whether its stained hardwood decking or low-maintenance deck boards, determines the difference between a deck that lasts decades and one that shows its age after only a few years.

What Types of Trex Deck Boards Does Trex Make?

Posted in: Deck Building Questions, deck boards, Trex Decking, Trex

James Moylan

Monday, March 06, 2017

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What Are the Different Trex Decking Offerings for 2017?

Trex Company offers a wide variety of decking products, including railings, lighting, outdoor furniture, and more. Today, however, we’re just looking to focus on the actual decking boards and the variety of options within those products lines. To that end, we’ll be examining the Transcend, Enhance, and Select composite decking boards.

Is It Safe to Build an Elevated Wood-Burning Outdoor Fireplace?

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Products, Contracting Questions, patio questions, deck questions, outdoor heaters, screen porch products, decking questions, Outdoor Fireplaces

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

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Are Wood-Burning Outdoor Fireplaces Safe for Elevated Decks & Porches?

There are few additions to an outdoor living space that can add the elegance, relaxation, and beauty of a natural wood-burning fireplace. That being said, many people looking to build an outdoor space from the ground up or those looking to modify an existing space question the feasibility of an elevated fireplace. Is it worth it, in terms of construction logistics and price, to build an elevated natural burning fireplace? And is it safe?

What are the Best Materials for Contemporary Decks in Washington, D.C.?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Products, deck builders

James Moylan

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

When it comes to contemporary decks in the District, there are numerous options for high-quality materials. A truly high-end deck project, however, won’t just focus on quality decking or quality rails. It’s about ensuring every detail of the deck is carefully considered and thoughtfully chosen. For your contemporary deck, consider both the quality of materials used and design features made possible through those materials.

Why Do Modern Decks Cost More Than Traditional Deck Designs?

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Estimate, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Design

James Moylan

Monday, August 10, 2015

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Why modern materials and contemporary designs cost more than traditional decks 

Designing outdoor spaces anywhere, let alone decks in Maryland, is a careful balancing act between achieving a homeowner's desired look and his or her promised budget. When modernity is brought into the equation, however, chances are a design concept will cost at least a little bit more than a traditional deck plan would.

If you're interested in building a high-end deck or usable outdoor space in Maryland, Virginia, or beyond, then you'll have to decide is what makes the most financial sense: a fully modernized deck, a classic high-end deck, or something in-between.