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Best Screen Color, Styles, and Materials for Your Screen Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch, Deck Screens, home remodeling tips, porch topics, screen porch products, decking questions, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Friday, January 17, 2020

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When building a screen porch for your home, you have a number of different decisions to make, including the screen color, style, and material. The primary reason that people want to build a screen porch is for protection against bugs, but you may also have aesthetic concerns that need to be met.

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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All About The Archatrak Porcelain Paver Color Selection

Posted in: deck builders, roof building tips, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, high-end deck features, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, outdoor accessories, home improvement, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, custom deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Even though porcelain paver tiles have been in the home construction arena for a while now, they continue to grow in popularity. As more and more people discover the benefits of working with porcelain for exterior living spaces (everything from rooftop decks to patios to walkways), this material becomes more prevalent across residential and commercial jobs with each passing year.

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Among companies that provide this material, Archatrak is one of the leading industry names. They’ve been in the business since 2001 and were instrumental in bringing Italian-made porcelain pavers into the US construction market.

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

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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.