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Trex Warranty Guide

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, deck boards, decks in Washington, D.C., Trex Decking, Trex

James Moylan

Friday, February 28, 2020

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Trex Warranties: What Is and Isn’t Included

When it comes to deciding what material you’re going to use on your next decking project, it’s undoubtedly a big decision. Whatever you end up choosing is going to have financial and other ramifications, both immediately and down the line. If you’re considering Trex decking boards as a potential choice, the warranties on their products might just help swing your decision.

Steel Cable Deck Railings.  So..whats the deal ?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, porch topics, porch add-ons, Handrails, Deck handrails, stainless steel, cable handrails, stainless steel cables, are cable rails good for me, are cable rails expensive, cable rail vs. glass rail, glass railing

James Moylan

Friday, February 21, 2020

 

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If you’re in the process of designing an outdoor living space, it’s likely you've been evaluating the relative pros and cons of various railing systems. One such railing system involves stainless steel cable rails. Steel cable railings are durable, contemporary deck railing options for Zuri decks in Virginia, porches in Maryland, and rooftop decks in D.C. Keep reading to learn if steel cable handrails are right for your outdoor living space.

Glass Railings for Decks : The pros and cons

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Products, Deck Tips, deck topics, Deck handrails

James Moylan

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Railing systems are becoming varied and intricate.  One specific type we are seeing more and more is the glass rail.  Glass deck railing systems are unique deck products that promise to add a modern flare to deck and patio design ideas for decks in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Their visual appeal and durability, courtesy of glass railings and stainless steel balusters or glass balusters, are not matched by many other porch railings, including cable deck rails. However, so-called invisible railings for decks and porches aren't going to be the perfect fit for every new outdoor living space.

Can I Apply a Water Repellant Seal for My Wood Deck in the Winter?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance

James Moylan

Thursday, February 13, 2020



Screen Porch with Cable Handrails in Chevy Chase, MD

Before the winter comes, you want to ensure that your deck is protected from the elements, especially the moisture comes with the increased rain and snow. That being said, under no circumstances should you ever seal a pressure-treated deck when the temperature gets below 50 degrees.

Can You Convert a Deck into a Screened Porch ?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, porch topics

James Moylan

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Considerations for Screening in Decks & Patios in Maryland & Virginia

When approaching unique outdoor living spaces, there are multiple paths one can take to arrive at a successful design resolution. It's easier when there's not an existing structure like an elevated deck or flagstone patio, but old spaces can be reimagined and rejuvenated with things like new Zuri deckingoutdoor kitchen cabinets, and even brand new walls. It doesn't take a teardown to convert a patio in Maryland or deck in Virginia into a screen room without compromising on beauty or structural integrity.