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Glass Railings for Decks : The pros and cons

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Products, Deck Tips, deck topics, Deck handrails

James Moylan

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Railing systems are becoming varied and intricate.  One specific type we are seeing more and more is the glass rail.  Glass deck railing systems are unique deck products that promise to add a modern flare to deck and patio design ideas for decks in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Their visual appeal and durability, courtesy of glass railings and stainless steel balusters or glass balusters, are not matched by many other porch railings, including cable deck rails. However, so-called invisible railings for decks and porches aren't going to be the perfect fit for every new outdoor living space.

The History of Trex composite decking

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Deck Products, Deck Design, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance, deck boards, decking questions, decks in Washington, D.C., Trex Decking, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, rooftop deck design, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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When you’re looking to create the perfect outdoor space, it’s understandable to want to work with products and companies that are the gold standard. Done right, an outdoor living area can be a fantastic way to add usable square footage to your house, to increase the value of your home, and to provide an oasis you can enjoy for years to come.

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.

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.

Trex Website: Helpful Resources to Aid in Your Deck Planning Stage

Posted in: Deck Products, deck boards, Trex Decking, Trex

James Moylan

Friday, February 03, 2017

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Trex Resources: Everything You Need to Properly Plan Your Deck Project

Planning and building a deck, especially if you’ve never gone through this process before, can feel overwhelming. Luckily, if you’re considering Trex as your primary decking material provider, their website offers a variety of resources to take much of the guesswork out of this often-stressful planning process.