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The Benefits of Adding Infrared Heaters to a Screened Porch in Washington DC, NOVA, and Maryland

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch in Maryland, design blog, infrared heaters, Infratech outdoor heaters, electric heaters, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch topics, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen porch design

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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When the weather turns cold and icy gusts of wind howl in the backyard, many screened-in porches fall to neglect. It’s understandable — screened porches may shield inhabitants from bright sun, cool rain, and pesky insects, but they provide little protection from chilly air and cold wind. This can come as a disappointment to homeowners who had been hoping to use their screened porch during parties and get-togethers over the holidays or football season.

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.

Composite Vs. Vinyl Decking : 5 Ways Vinyl Decking Can Let You Down

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Deck Building Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance, deck questions, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, porch topics, screen porch products, deck boards, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, Trex Decking, Trex, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, screened porch in Washington, DC, custom deck

James Moylan

Thursday, January 16, 2020

If you’re thinking about putting in a new deck, it’s understandable if you’re overwhelmed. With so many material options, price points, colors, styles, and other factors to consider, it can quickly become confusing. One of the main places homeowners get stuck is on this issue of vinyl (or PVC) versus composite decking boards.

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The PierTech Footer System: Speed Of Construction

Posted in: Screen Porch, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, hire a decking contractor, deck builders, patio questions, how to build a patio, home additons, deck questions, upscale deck features, deck topics, porch topics, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Hire a Contractor, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened-in Porch, piertech, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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Home construction projects often have a reputation for taking longer (and costing more) than originally anticipated. This becomes especially pronounced when the project is a significant undertaking, such as foundation work. With the PierTech footer system, however, new construction installs, as well as foundation repair work, can be done significantly faster than the traditional wood and concrete system.