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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.

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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Understanding the Deck Design Builders Design Process

Posted in: Decks in Maryland

James Moylan

Monday, January 13, 2020

You want a new deck, screened-in porch, upgraded outdoor space, or interior renovation. You can visualize your final project. Wanting and envisioning – they’re the easy part. But now you need to determine the reality of your daydreams. That’s where Design Builders come in.

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Once you’ve contacted us to get an estimate for your project, how do you convey your wishes? And how long does it take to receive a visual representation of your proposed project?  Click ahead, and you might be surprised at the answer. 

Impressive Installs: Archatrak Porcelain Pavers Best Of Across The U.S.

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Deck Maintenance, roof building tips, outdoor living, deck add-ons, deck topics, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., home improvement, rooftop decks, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, Georgetown, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Archatrak James Robertson - SmokeIf you’ve been looking into materials to use for your rooftop deck, patio, walkway, or other exterior living space, you might have come across the various benefits of porcelain paver tiles. If you’ve been researching this material, you might also be familiar now with Archatrak, one of the industry-leading purveyors of these Italian-imported porcelain pavers.

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In addition to the more practical benefits of porcelain—minimal weight; durability; impermeability; ease of maintenance; frost, scratch, slip, and fade resistance; and more—the sheer beauty and craftsmanship of these tiles are undeniable, and it’s that aesthetic factor that’s on full display in these stunning Archatrak installs across the United States.

5 Basic Deck Building Tips for 2019

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, deck questions, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia

James Moylan

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Whether you're hiring a deck builder or planning to build a deck yourself this year, the same considerations should be taken into account during the planning phase of your new deck design project. By asking yourself the important questions and planning ahead, you earn yourself a better chance of building a structure you will use for years without regret in how you designed it.