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Rooftop Decks in Washington, D.C. A beginners guide

Posted in: Deck Permits, Deck Tips, Deck Design, roof building tips, deck topics, deck boards, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks

James Moylan

Thursday, March 19, 2020

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So you live in the district and are thinking of a rooftop top deck ?

If you’re interested in a rooftop deck project within the limits of Washington, DC, there are several things to keep in mind. Some of those considerations relate to rooftop deck projects in general, and some are special rules and regulations due to building in Washington, DC, itself. Regardless, make sure you and your design and build team take the following factors under advisement before launching into a rooftop project.

5 important Considerations for Building a Rooftop Deck

Posted in: Deck Design, Deck Care, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck

James Moylan

Friday, March 06, 2020

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We are getting a lot of requests for rooftop decks in Washington DC.  So we thought we would update a blog on what to keep in mind when considering such a project.  

Rooftop decks are becoming increasingly popular in the Washington, DC, area, and it’s easy to see why. A rooftop deck can provide lovely views, as well as a private, secluded area in your home to relax and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you’re thinking about adding one of these structures to your home, here are five things you should keep in mind before you get too far in the planning process.

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What time of year can you build a rooftop deck in Washington, DC?

Posted in: Deck Care, deck contractors, Trex Decking, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia

James Moylan

Monday, January 27, 2020

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For homeowners, construction projects invariably come with a laundry list of logistical hurdles and lots of questions, and when it comes to rooftop decks, one question in particular comes up again and again. What time of year is best to start this type of project? The answer, though, might just surprise homeowners.

What is the Process for Getting Materials up to a Rooftop Deck in 2020?

Posted in: deck boards, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building

James Moylan

Friday, January 24, 2020

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Why Cranes Are a Necessity for Rooftop Deck Builders and Deck Projects in Washington, DC

If you live in the Washington, DC, area and you’re considering a rooftop deck addition, you might be wondering about the logistics of how your build firm will get all those materials to the roof itself. If you’re curious about how this process works, you’re not alone. Rooftop decks present some very unique challenges for builders, and especially in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area, it’s important to understand the logistical and financial ramifications of hauling all those heavy materials to your roof.

Rooftop Deck Design Study

Posted in: rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, Archatrak, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Friday, January 24, 2020

Design Study—Rooftop Deck

In this Washington, DC, project, we created a rooftop deck after replacing an old, failing roof underneath. If you’re currently looking to replace your roof, rooftop deck, or both, check out this modern, clean project for some design inspiration, as well as ideas about a better way to approach rooftop decks in general.

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In this project, we encountered something we see a lot. The homeowner had an existing deck installed over a roof, and when that roof started to leak and needed replacing, the existing deck had to be torn up in order to access the roof below. In this case, the roof was at least thirty years old, and the deck was also in need of repair or replacement, so it all worked out well.