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Composite Vs. Vinyl Decking : 5 Ways Vinyl Decking Can Let You Down

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Deck Building Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance, deck questions, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, porch topics, screen porch products, deck boards, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, Trex Decking, Trex, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, screened porch in Washington, DC, custom deck

James Moylan

Thursday, January 16, 2020

If you’re thinking about putting in a new deck, it’s understandable if you’re overwhelmed. With so many material options, price points, colors, styles, and other factors to consider, it can quickly become confusing. One of the main places homeowners get stuck is on this issue of vinyl (or PVC) versus composite decking boards.

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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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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.

The PierTech Footer System: Speed Of Construction

Posted in: Screen Porch, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, hire a decking contractor, deck builders, patio questions, how to build a patio, home additons, deck questions, upscale deck features, deck topics, porch topics, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Hire a Contractor, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened-in Porch, piertech, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Home construction projects often have a reputation for taking longer (and costing more) than originally anticipated. This becomes especially pronounced when the project is a significant undertaking, such as foundation work. With the PierTech footer system, however, new construction installs, as well as foundation repair work, can be done significantly faster than the traditional wood and concrete system.

Archatrak Porcelain Pavers: what's New In 2020 ?

Posted in: home additons, deck questions, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, deck topics, deck materials, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., deck waterproofing, Porch and Deck Care, outdoor accessories, home improvement, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, Georgetown, rooftop deck design, custom deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Porcelain Pavers Roof Deck in Washington DC

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If you’re familiar with the Archatrak brand, you most likely know them for their elegant and versatile porcelain pavers. The brand, however, has a lot of exciting products and innovative applications that will be available in the New Year. Here’s a quick look at some of what Archatrak will offer in 2020.