10 Things to Ask a Decking Contractor before signing a contract

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Estimate, Deck Tips

James Moylan

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

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Ready to start your new deck project? Don’t pull the trigger before asking your decking contractor these 10 important questions.  

With a major investment like a deck, it’s important to cover your bases with your contractor first. A quality deck can last years and add to the value of your home when it comes time to sell, but a deck that isn’t built properly can end up costing you time, money, and hassle. It can even be a safety hazard. Don’t break ground on your new project before asking your decking contractor these 10 important questions.

What Are the Benefits of Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets?

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Tips, deck questions, Danver cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia

James Moylan

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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Top Advantages of Stainless Steel Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets

When it comes to outdoor kitchens, so many details go into ensuring the area is as top of the line as possible. This applies to the quality, functionality, and aesthetics of every aspect of the outdoor kitchen. With those qualities in mind, many consumers have settled on stainless steel kitchen cabinets as the high-water mark. What makes them different, though? What are the relative benefits of stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinets versus other cabinetry offered in outdoor living spaces?

Is It a Good Idea to Power Wash Your Deck?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Monday, May 30, 2022

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Is It a Good Idea to Use a Power Washer on a Wood Deck or Composite Deck Regularly?

Are you overwhelmed by the dirty state of your deck? Has a mysterious gunk on the deck’s surface started to ruin your outdoor space’s once-beautiful appearance? You might be tempted to resolve the issue by taking a power washer to your deck and aggressively spraying it down, but power washers can actually do more harm than good for most deck materials.

How Does a Deck Affect the Resale Value of Your Home?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, Deck Design

James Moylan

Saturday, March 06, 2021

zuri_deck_and_hardwood_screened_porch (26)mber of Factors to Consider When Building a Deck and Resale 

Looking for another reason to add that deck you’ve been dreaming of to your backyard? Here’s a good one: many homeowners recoup a significant amount of the money they invest in their deck because the deck adds to the resale value of their home.

How to Interview a Deck Builder: Specific Process and Checklist

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Estimate, Zuri Deck, Deck Tips, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractor Permits, Deck Contractors Insured

James Moylan

Friday, August 21, 2020

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Questions to Ask Your Deck Builder Before Hiring Them

When you are interviewing possible candidates to build your deck, it’s important to get logistical questions out of the way – such as ensuring they are insured – but you also want to get a sense of what it will be like to work with them.

Depending on the complexity of your deck project, you may be working with this firm and their crew for weeks. Since it’s an outdoor project, decks usually require fewer interruptions to your normal daily life, but it can still be a major hassle to not have complete access to your outdoor space.