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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

low-maintenance rooftop deck design in Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland

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.

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.

Impressive Installs: Archatrak Porcelain Pavers Best Of Across The U.S.

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Deck Maintenance, roof building tips, outdoor living, deck add-ons, deck topics, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., home improvement, rooftop decks, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, Georgetown, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Archatrak James Robertson - SmokeIf you’ve been looking into materials to use for your rooftop deck, patio, walkway, or other exterior living space, you might have come across the various benefits of porcelain paver tiles. If you’ve been researching this material, you might also be familiar now with Archatrak, one of the industry-leading purveyors of these Italian-imported porcelain pavers.

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In addition to the more practical benefits of porcelain—minimal weight; durability; impermeability; ease of maintenance; frost, scratch, slip, and fade resistance; and more—the sheer beauty and craftsmanship of these tiles are undeniable, and it’s that aesthetic factor that’s on full display in these stunning Archatrak installs across the United States.

Advantages of Archatrak Porcelain Pavers in the DMV

Posted in: deck topics, deck boards, deck materials, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, home improvement, rooftop decks, Hire a Contractor, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, porcelain pavers, Georgetown, custom deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

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If you live in the Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC, area, you’re likely well aware of the issues that the extreme weather can pose for anything left outside year round. From seat cushions to wood decking boards, the DMV region can wreak havoc on just about any exterior material.