Top 5 Things to Consider When Adding Electric to a Screened Porch

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James Moylan

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Adding Electric and Lighting to a Screened Porch: 5 Things to Consider

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More and more people are coming to Design Builders asking to install infrared heaters in existing structures.  Its complicated for a few reasons.  One of the biggest is power.  Adding electrical and lighting elements to a screened-in porch is a great way to make the space as comfortable, usable, and functional as any interior area. However, as with any construction project, there are some considerations to keep in mind before you jump headfirst into the work. Here are the top five things to think through as you plan and design your ideal screened-in porch.

Transparent Porch Screen Fabrics: Block Out the Bugs, Keep The View

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James Moylan

Friday, April 10, 2020

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Why Install Transparent Screens On Your Screen Porch

Don’t like the idea of a screen obstructing the view from your screen porch? Good news: it doesn’t have to. In addition to glass handrails for decks and stainless steel cable railings, transparent fiberglass screens or otherwise black screens can minimize the distraction incurred by porch screens on the view of your outdoor living space.

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

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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.

Best Screened Porch Screens and Deck Screening Materials for 2020

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James Moylan

Thursday, February 06, 2020

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Considerations for What Screened Porch Screen Materials to Use in 2020

Whether you’re looking to spruce up an existing porch or you want to start a new screened porch design from scratch in 2020, one of the most important things to consider is what screening material to use. From what the industry experts suggest to geography-specific considerations, here’s everything you need to know before you jump into any screen-related decision.

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

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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.