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How Hot Do Zuri Decking Boards Get In the Summer?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks in Virginia, Zuri Deck, deck questions, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, porch topics, screen porch products, zuri decking, decking questions, Premium Zuri decking, Zuri decking questions, PVC decking material

James Moylan

Thursday, August 27, 2020

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Does Zuri Premium Decking by Royal get too hot during the summer and in direct sunlight? How well does Zuri retain heat?

Living in an area with sweltering summers, the amount of heat your porch or deck retains is an important consideration when choosing the design of your deck or porch in Maryland or Virginia. And while Zuri Decking by Royal and alternatives to Zuri will unsurprisingly heat up in direct sunlight, it can be more difficult to set expectations for the temperature of a deck made with low-maintenance Zuri decking than for one made with a more familiar deck material like natural hardwood. However, composite decking materials like Zuri PVC decking are not liable to retain any more or less heat than natural wood.

How Much Does a Pressure-Treated Screened Porch Cost?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screened Porch in Virginia, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC

James Moylan

Monday, August 24, 2020

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A pressure-treated screened porch will always be less expensive than its low-maintenance counterparts. For this reason, pressure-treated lumber is generally a better investment for homeowners looking for a better return when selling their homes than, say, Trex decking. However, there are many factors that will influence the final price tag of screened-in porch, if pressure-treated wood is determined to be adequate for your home improvement project.

Tips for Obtaining a Screened Porch Permit in Washington, DC

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch

James Moylan

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Obtaining a Screen Porch Permit in Washington, DC


Building a screen porch in Washington, DC, brings with it a host of geographically specific restrictions, and obtaining a permit for your build is no exception. However, with a bit of forethought—and a lot of patience—you can seamlessly work your way through this process.

Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space

Posted in: 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, porch topics, screen porch products, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Eze-Breeze, Three-season rooms

James Moylan

Monday, August 10, 2020

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Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space

Lots of homeowners have open outdoor living spaces and, for a variety of reasons, find themselves wondering what their options are to enclose them. Whether you have a front porch with a roof but no screens, a deck, a double deck without screens, or a patio, the logistics of how to enclose these existing spaces is one of the most common questions posed to design and build firms.

How to Address the House Wall in a Screened Porch Design

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland

James Moylan

Saturday, July 18, 2020

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Dressing Up the House Wall of a High-End Screen Porch in Maryland and Virginia

Every outdoor living space project presents unique challenges and opportunities for creative problem solving. However, there are some issues that come up repeatedly among multiple upscale screen room projects. One such issue is how to dress up the house wall of that high-end screen porch. Your chosen solution will be based on several factors including budget, personal preference, and lifestyle.