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7 Deck Maintenance Tips for the Spring

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Sun Room Maryland, Screen Porch Tips, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Estimate, Deck Products, Deck Tips, Deck Design, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Contractor Permits, Screen-Porch Design Tips, Deck Maintenance, design exercise, design blog, Screened Porch, round deck, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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How to get your deck ready for spring after a harsh winter

Deck owners rejoice! After a long Maryland winter full of ice, snow, cold, and freezing rain, decks everywhere are primed to be reclaimed from mother nature. While there was little that could be done to help our outdoor living spaces in recent months, rising temperatures and increasingly-present sunshine are ready to join your quest to reverse the havoc caused by foregone seasonal elements.

DMV Best Fire Pit Designs

Posted in: Deck Permits, Zuri Deck, deck builders, fireplace, kitchen remodel, deck questions, outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living spaces, Danver cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch add-ons, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Porch and Deck Accessories, fire pit, Outdoor Lighting, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, deck pavers, snowmelt system, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, Deck tiles, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, round deck, curved deck, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Thursday, December 26, 2019

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Outdoor heating is a must and and fire is......cool!  Whats the best way to heat your outdoor space and make it look great?

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Things to Considerations when Building a Fire Feature in your Outdoor Space

One of the most common add-ons for decks and patios is a fire feature. Whether it’s for the ambiance, the look, the functionality, or some combination thereof, backyard fire pits are extremely popular outdoor living space accessories in Maryland, Virginia, and the District. While there's no universal standard to what makes the most effective fire pit design, there are some guidelines you can discuss with your local deck contractor about pitfalls to avoid and possible issues to consider.

Decking Comparison: Trex Deck Boards Vs. Wood

Posted in: low-maintenance decking, deck topics, deck boards, Trex Decking, Trex, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, kitchen design, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia, cooking outdoors, AZEK, Fiberon, Fiberon Horizon, Archatrak, deck pavers, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, round deck, curved deck, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Decking Material: How Does Trex Stand Up Against Wood?

If you’re looking into various decking material options, it’s a good bet you already have wood on your radar. But what about composite materials, such as Trex? Between wood and Trex, which option is the right fit for your outdoor living space? The answer obviously depends on each individual customer’s needs and preferences, and with that in mind, take the following four factors into consideration before making your final choice.

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Archatrak Porcelain Pavers: Who Is The Ideal Archatrak Customer ?

Posted in: Decks and Patios, Deck Design, deck questions, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, decking questions, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks in Washington, DC, Archatrak, porcelain, deck pavers, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, round deck, curved deck, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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In recent years, the interest level in porcelain pavers for exterior projects has skyrocketed. Their durability, low maintenance requirements, light weight, thin profile, and other myriad benefits have put them top of mind for projects ranging from rooftop decks to patios to walkways.

How to Build a Round Deck in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC

Posted in: round deck, curved deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Nature is made up of curves and circles, from the bright sun and luminous moon to the majestic oak and the cheerful daisy. While the straight lines and sharp corners of rectangular decks may look neat and orderly, the graceful curves of round decks merge harmoniously with nature.

Once a seldom-seen novelty, the curved deck has become increasingly popular on American properties. A round deck adds a touch of sophistication and individuality to an otherwise conventional yard. When designed well, a deck could curve to match a back window, hug a pool, or curve around a garden.