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6 Tips for Planning a Screened Porch in Maryland and Virginia

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

James Moylan

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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In the Washington, DC metro area, summers can be difficult, with the intense heat and humidity and all of the mosquitoes.  Our clients find that screen rooms help them enjoy the outdoors comfortably.  Design Builders Inc. wants you to enjoy your exterior space, so we've put together six helpful hints to consider when building a screen room.

7 Tips to Get the Best Return on Investment on a Screened-In Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland

James Moylan

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 

Outdoor projects are among the best investments you can make in your home to improve its resale value, so it should be no surprise that most homeowners are able to get around a 75% return on investment in a screened-in porch.

In fact, it's considered one of the best improvements you can make to your home for return on investment. What are some ways that you can ensure you get the best ROI from your screened-in porch project?

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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.

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.