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What is the Process for Getting Materials up to a Rooftop Deck in 2020?

Posted in: deck boards, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building

James Moylan

Friday, January 24, 2020

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Why Cranes Are a Necessity for Rooftop Deck Builders and Deck Projects in Washington, DC

If you live in the Washington, DC, area and you’re considering a rooftop deck addition, you might be wondering about the logistics of how your build firm will get all those materials to the roof itself. If you’re curious about how this process works, you’re not alone. Rooftop decks present some very unique challenges for builders, and especially in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, it’s important to understand the logistical and financial ramifications of hauling all those heavy materials to your roof.

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.

What Is Egress, and Why Is It Important for Rooftop Decks in Washington, DC?

Posted in: deck questions, deck boards, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building

James Moylan

Monday, March 18, 2019

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The Role of Egress in Building Rooftop Decks in Washington, DC

Rooftop decks are becoming increasingly popular in the Washington, DC, area, and if you’ve started to look into adding one to your property, you might have come across the term “egress” during your initial research. What exactly does this concept mean, though, and how could it impact your potential new home improvement project?

6 Considerations for Building a Screened Porch in the Historic Georgetown District

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, decks in Washington, D.C., historic deck building, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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If you live in the Historic Georgetown District in the Washington, DC, area, building a screen porch can be a complicated, involved process. It’s certainly possible, but before pursuing a project in this area, homeowners need to be certain the red tape, expense, and restrictions are all worth it. Before you start picking out furniture and thinking through lighting options, read through this overview to get a sense of what building in this historical area will entail.

3 Tips for Building a Rooftop Deck for a Historical Home in Washington, DC

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Design, deck builders, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building

James Moylan

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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3 Important Things to Consider When Building a Rooftop Deck Design in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, or elsewhere in Washington, DC

Building in a historical zone is always challenging, and when that build involves something like a rooftop deck, the logistics of the project become even more complicated. That being said, it’s entirely possible to create a stunning rooftop deck in the Washington, DC, or Bethesda historical districts; there are just some important things to keep in mind before the project gets under way.