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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.

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.

4 Tips for Hiring a Screen Room Contractor in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Posted in: screen room anne arundel county, Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, hire a decking contractor, retractable screen porch

James Moylan

Friday, January 03, 2020

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How to Qualify a High-End Screen Room Builder

        When you’re in the market for a high-end screen porch, your options can feel overwhelming. Adding an extension to your home is a big decision and, when it's as visible as a screen room, you want to ensure you're choosing the most qualified, professional, and knowledgeable contractor possible. With so many design firms, architects, and contractors active in the DMV, how do you know you’re actually getting the best?

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.

What Do Low-Maintenance Deck Boards Look Like After Three Years of Use?

Posted in: Deck Screens, Deck Design, retractable screen porch, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, deck boards, Deck Care

James Moylan

Friday, April 05, 2019

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 Design Build Blog:  How a Fiberon Deck Looks After 3 Years

Decks in Maryland are a great investment because they're rigid, dependable, permanent fixtures of your landscape. Rain or shine, outdoor living spaces endure the best and worst that nature has to offer. That's why it's important to protect your screened porch in Maryland or deck in Virginia with preventative care and yearly maintenance. Here are pictures of a low-maintenance Fiberon deck design in Bowie, Maryland with a retractable screened porch after three years of use: