Is it a good idea to power wash your deck ?

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

James Moylan

Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Reason Why It's Not 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

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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.

What to Avoid Putting on Your Zuri Deck or Low-Maintenance Porch

Posted in: Zuri Deck, Deck Tips, hire a decking contractor, low-maintenance decking, deck topics

James Moylan

Monday, July 20, 2020

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       Do NOT Put These Materials or Chemicals on Your Zuri Deck

Zuri decking is a highly durable, highly scratch resistant, and highly fade-resistant decking. However, there are some items you need to keep off your Zuri deck in Maryland to keep it looking its best. This primarily concerns anything with plasticizers, which can release gases that leach into the premium decking and cause cloudy blemishes. With a minimal amount of care and attention to what gets used on and around the decking, though, this issue is easy to avoid.

Why Do Modern Decks Cost More Than Traditional Deck Designs?

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Estimate, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Design

James Moylan

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Why modern materials and contemporary designs cost more than traditional decks 

Designing outdoor spaces anywhere, let alone decks in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC., is a careful balancing act between achieving a homeowner's desired look, and their promised budget. When the term " modern" is brought into the equation, however, chances are a design concept will cost at least a little bit more than a traditional deck plan would. Its at this point that you'll have to decide is what makes the most financial sense: a fully modernized deck, a classic high-end deck, or something in-between. Design Builders can help explain.