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Best Practices to Keep Bugs out of Your Screened Porch in Maryland, Virginia, and DC.

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Bug Problems, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Deck Tips, Deck Design, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, deck builders, Deck Care

James Moylan

Monday, April 13, 2020

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Tips to Keep Bugs Out of Your Screened Porch

Ah, enjoying your backyard without having to shower in insect repellent.  What a concept.  It is possible to do this with the help of a well-built screened porch in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. If you've bug-proofed your screen room but still find bugs in your porch, it’s likely a problem with construction. Design Builders breaks down the most common problem areas and how you can fix them.

5 important Considerations for Building a Rooftop Deck

Posted in: Deck Design, Deck Care, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck

James Moylan

Friday, March 06, 2020

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We are getting a lot of requests for rooftop decks in Washington DC.  So we thought we would update a blog on what to keep in mind when considering such a project.  

Rooftop decks are becoming increasingly popular in the Washington, DC, area, and it’s easy to see why. A rooftop deck can provide lovely views, as well as a private, secluded area in your home to relax and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re thinking about adding one of these structures to your home, here are five things you should keep in mind before you get too far in the planning process.

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What time of year can you build a rooftop deck in Washington, DC?

Posted in: Deck Care, deck contractors, Trex Decking, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia

James Moylan

Monday, January 27, 2020

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For homeowners, construction projects invariably come with a laundry list of logistical hurdles and lots of questions, and when it comes to rooftop decks, one question in particular comes up again and again. What time of year is best to start this type of project? The answer, though, might just surprise homeowners.

Advantages of Archatrak Porcelain Pavers in the DMV

Posted in: deck topics, deck boards, deck materials, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, home improvement, rooftop decks, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Georgetown, custom deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

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Dependable Contractor eBook by Design Builders, Inc.

If you live in the Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC, area, you’re likely well aware of the issues that the extreme weather can pose for anything left outside year round. From seat cushions to wood decking boards, the DMV region can wreak havoc on just about any exterior material.

Lead Time:  Archatrak Porcelain Pavers Vs. The Competitors

Posted in: Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Design, Deck Maintenance, hire a decking contractor, roof building tips, deck add-ons, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, deck materials, decking questions, Deck Care, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, outdoor accessories, home improvement, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain pavers, Georgetown, custom deck

James Moylan

Thursday, January 02, 2020

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When it comes to home construction projects, many homeowners simply accept that long material lead times are part of the process, and this is understandably frustrating. When you’re ready and excited to jump into your home improvement project, the last thing you want is to wait around for parts to get shipped to your contractor. This is why the minimal lead time on Archatrak porcelain pavers and other materials makes such a big difference to their customer base.