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Top 8 Benefits of High-Performance Archatrak Deck Tiles

Posted in: deck questions, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, porch topics, deck materials, decking questions, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers

James Moylan

Friday, August 28, 2020

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What Are the Benefits of Archatrak Porcelain Pavers for Rooftop Decks and Outdoor Living Spaces?

Undertaking any home improvement project can be stressful. With so many factors to consider—from price to maintenance to appearance—picking a material for any home project is enough to make your head spin! If you’re currently looking for a material to surface your deck, patio, or terrace, you’re probably very familiar with this problem. As you work through your research process, though, just make sure you know all your available choices; that is, don’t fall into the trap of believing your only options are wood, stone, or concrete pavers. While you might not have immediately thought of porcelain pavers for your upcoming project, consider these top eight reasons Archatrak deserves to be at the top of your list.

How Hot Do Zuri Decking Boards Get In the Summer?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks in Virginia, Zuri Deck, deck questions, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, porch topics, screen porch products, zuri decking, decking questions, Premium Zuri decking, Zuri decking questions, PVC decking material

James Moylan

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Does Zuri Premium Decking by Royal get too hot during the summer and in direct sunlight? How well does Zuri retain heat?

Living in an area with sweltering summers, the amount of heat your porch or deck retains is an important consideration when choosing the design of your deck or porch in Maryland or Virginia. And while Zuri Decking by Royal and alternatives to Zuri will unsurprisingly heat up in direct sunlight, it can be more difficult to set expectations for the temperature of a deck made with low-maintenance Zuri decking than for one made with a more familiar deck material like natural hardwood. However, composite decking materials like Zuri PVC decking are not liable to retain any more or less heat than natural wood.

The Best Decking Material for a Rooftop Deck in Washington, DC

Posted in: Deck Design, roof building tips, deck questions

James Moylan

Thursday, July 23, 2020

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A rooftop deck is fundamentally different than a ground-level deck, and that extends to the materials you should use. Because of the extreme sun and weather exposure a rooftop deck in Washington, DC, has to endure, you and your design and build team will need to carefully think through exactly what you want to use in order to receive the best aesthetics, price point, and longevity.

What Is Egress, and Why Is It Important for Rooftop Decks in Washington, DC?

Posted in: deck questions, deck boards, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building

James Moylan

Monday, May 11, 2020

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The Role of Egress in Building Rooftop Decks in Washington, DC

Rooftop decks are becoming increasingly popular in the Washington, DC, area, and if you’ve started to look into adding one to your property, you might have come across the term “egress” during your initial research. What exactly does this concept mean, though, and how could it impact your potential new home improvement project?

Fixed Screens vs. Retractable Screens for a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, deck questions, screen porch products, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Porch and Deck Accessories, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, building a deck, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Eze-Breeze, Three-season rooms, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Download your FREE screen porch building checklist

Screens are a polarizing backyard feature. While many homeowners don't mind or even notice porch screens because the latest deck screening technology is so see-through, others detest them, viewing them as distracting barriers between them and their enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors.