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James Moylan

Thursday, December 26, 2019

FREE eBook 2020: Infratech Infrared Heaters

 

Outdoor heating is a must and and fire is......cool!  Whats the best way to heat your outdoor space and make it look great?

EcoSmart backyard fire pit installation

Things to Considerations when Building a Fire Feature in your Outdoor Space

One of the most common add-ons for decks and patios is a fire feature. Whether it’s for the ambiance, the look, the functionality, or some combination thereof, backyard fire pits are extremely popular outdoor living space accessories in Maryland, Virginia, and the District. While there's no universal standard to what makes the most effective fire pit design, there are some guidelines you can discuss with your local deck contractor about pitfalls to avoid and possible issues to consider.

Electric heaters or gas heaters: the cheaper use in outdoor living spaces?

Posted in: infrared heaters, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, Infratech, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch add-ons

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Infratech infrared heaters in a screened porch in Maryland 

If you have an outdoor living space, you may find yourself attempting to extend its use into as many months of the year as possible. Come winter, this task becomes impossible without installing some kind of heater system to combat the cold and wind. Within the heater industry, there are several options for your deck, screened-in porch, or veranda. The two most popular options are electric heaters and gas heaters. However, which one is more cost-effective and a better fit for your porch in Maryland?

Best of 2020 Kitchen Design: Cooking Outdoors in Howard County

Posted in: Deck Design, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, deck add-ons, outdoor heaters, Premium Zuri decking, decks in Washington, D.C., Zuri decking questions, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Trex Decking, glass roofs, fire pit, SCREENEZE, Outdoor Lighting, Portico, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Mbrico, kitchen design, Zuri decks in Virginia, cooking, cooking outdoors, Phantom Retractable Screens, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Monday, December 16, 2019

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The most ground-level deck (portion closest to the driveway) connects the front pathway, rear garage exit, and sun room exit to the backyard. It features a wide, curved staircase and other landings to accommodate the various entry and exit points, as well as an upper grilling space/alternative grill and barbecue area to the pavilion.

What are the Latest Trends in decking for 2020?

Posted in: retractable screen porch, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, outdoor heaters, low-maintenance decking, porch add-ons, outdoor accessories, Porch and Deck Accessories, custom deck

James Moylan

Monday, December 02, 2019

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5 Trending Deck, Porch, and Outdoor Living Trends for 2020

Now is a great time to start thinking about how you want to increase the appeal of your outdoor living space. With that in mind, the following are some trends to watch in 2020 for your deck, porch, or other outdoor living area.

A Beginner's Guide to Infratech Infrared Heaters

Posted in: infrared heaters, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, Infratech outdoor heaters, Infratech, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, outdoor heating systems

James Moylan

Sunday, December 01, 2019

 

FREE eBook 2020: Infratech Infrared Heaters

 

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A Basic Introduction to Infratech Outdoor Heating Systems

If you’re starting to research ways to heat your outdoor living space, the information you're going to find can quickly become overwhelming. Even if you're focusing on a single brand, it can be difficult to ascertain all the relative pros and cons of a product with so much to process. With that in mind, the following is a general overview of Infratech infrared outdoor heaters details about the most pertinent features and distinguishing characteristics.