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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 that pests will find it.  In a well built screen porch, the door should be the potential way a pest can find it's way into the room.

In order to be effective protection 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, more than enough room for mosquitoes or other bugs to crawl through.

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

Best Screen Color, Styles, and Materials for Your Screen Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch, Deck Screens, home remodeling tips, porch topics, screen porch products, decking questions, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Friday, January 17, 2020

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When building a screen porch for your home, you have a number of different decisions to make, including the screen color, style, and material. The primary reason that people want to build a screen porch is for protection against bugs, but you may also have aesthetic concerns that need to be met.

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.

All About The Archatrak Porcelain Paver Color Selection

Posted in: deck builders, roof building tips, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, high-end deck features, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, outdoor accessories, home improvement, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, custom deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Even though porcelain paver tiles have been in the home construction arena for a while now, they continue to grow in popularity. As more and more people discover the benefits of working with porcelain for exterior living spaces (everything from rooftop decks to patios to walkways), this material becomes more prevalent across residential and commercial jobs with each passing year.

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Among companies that provide this material, Archatrak is one of the leading industry names. They’ve been in the business since 2001 and were instrumental in bringing Italian-made porcelain pavers into the US construction market.