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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, May 11, 2020

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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?

Best Ways to Utilize Your Screen Room Year-Round in the DMV

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, porch topics, screen porch products, porch add-ons, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, Porch and Deck Accessories, Motorized Porch Screens, Automatic Porch Screens

James Moylan

Monday, February 10, 2020

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If you live in the Maryland, Virgina, DC area, and are entertaining the idea of building an outdoor screen room, you want to invest in creating a space that's as functional year-round as possible. This translates to designing a screened porch area that's comfortable and usable for as many months of the year as you can. Luckily, there are many ways to ensure your outdoor living space is fortified against bugs and the elements.

How to Stop Bugs from Coming through Deck Floorboards in a Screen Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, retractable screen porch, porch topics, screen porch products, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, Porch and Deck Accessories, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens

James Moylan

Monday, January 20, 2020

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Bug Protection For Your Screened-In Porch

If there’s a way into your screen porch, you can bet pests will find it. In a well-built screen porch, the door should be the only potential way a pest can find its way into the room.

In order to effectively protect against bugs, a screen porch must be completely enclosed, but if your porch wasn’t well built from the start, it is often the deck floorboards that were overlooked. Traditional decking has a 1/8” or 1/4” gap between boards, which is more than enough room for mosquitoes or other bugs to crawl through.

Here are the three most effective ways you can build or update a structure to provide more complete protection from creepy-crawlies.

Fixed Screens Vs. Retractable Screens for a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, deck questions, screen porch products, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Porch and Deck Accessories, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, building a deck, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Eze-Breeze, Three-season rooms, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Screens are a polarizing backyard feature. While many homeowners don't mind or even notice porch screens because the latest deck screening technology is so see-through, others detest them, viewing them as distracting barriers between them and their enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors.

Lead Time:  Archatrak Porcelain Pavers Vs. The Competitors

Posted in: Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Design, Deck Maintenance, hire a decking contractor, roof building tips, deck add-ons, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, deck materials, decking questions, Deck Care, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, outdoor accessories, home improvement, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain pavers, Georgetown, custom deck

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.