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The Benefits of Adding Infrared Heaters to a Screened Porch in Washington DC, NOVA, and Maryland

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch in Maryland, design blog, infrared heaters, Infratech outdoor heaters, electric heaters, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch topics, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen porch design

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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When the weather turns cold and icy gusts of wind howl in the backyard, many screened-in porches fall to neglect. It’s understandable — screened porches may shield inhabitants from bright sun, cool rain, and pesky insects, but they provide little protection from chilly air and cold wind. This can come as a disappointment to homeowners who had been hoping to use their screened porch during parties and get-togethers over the holidays or football season.

The History of Trex composite decking

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Deck Products, Deck Design, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance, deck boards, decking questions, decks in Washington, D.C., Trex Decking, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, rooftop deck design, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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When you’re looking to create the perfect outdoor space, it’s understandable to want to work with products and companies that are the gold standard. Done right, an outdoor living area can be a fantastic way to add usable square footage to your house, to increase the value of your home, and to provide an oasis you can enjoy for years to come.

How to Stop Bugs from Coming Through Deck Floorboards in A Screen Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, retractable screen porch, porch topics, screen porch products, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, Porch and Deck Accessories, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens

James Moylan

Monday, January 20, 2020

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Bug Protection For Your Screened-In Porch

If there’s a way into your screen porch, you can bet that pests will find it.  In a well built screen porch, the door should be the potential way a pest can find it's way into the room.

In order to be effective protection against bugs, a screen porch must be completely enclosed, but if your porch wasn’t well built from the start, it is often the deck floorboards that were overlooked. Traditional decking has a 1/8” or 1/4” gap between boards, more than enough room for mosquitoes or other bugs to crawl through.

Here are the three most effective ways that you can build or update a structure to provide more complete protection from creepy-crawlies.

Composite Vs. Vinyl Decking : 5 Ways Vinyl Decking Can Let You Down

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Deck Building Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance, deck questions, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, porch topics, screen porch products, deck boards, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, Trex Decking, Trex, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, screened porch in Washington, DC, custom deck

James Moylan

Thursday, January 16, 2020

If you’re thinking about putting in a new deck, it’s understandable if you’re overwhelmed. With so many material options, price points, colors, styles, and other factors to consider, it can quickly become confusing. One of the main places homeowners get stuck is on this issue of vinyl (or PVC) versus composite decking boards.

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Fixed Screens Vs. Retractable Screens for a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, deck questions, screen porch products, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Porch and Deck Accessories, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, building a deck, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Eze-Breeze, Three-season rooms, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Screens are a polarizing backyard feature. While many homeowners don't mind or even notice porch screens because the latest deck screening technology is so see-through, others detest them, viewing them as distracting barriers between them and their enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors.