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What is the Virginia building permit process like?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Virginia, deck builders, Contracting Questions, Zoning Questions

James Moylan

Friday, February 12, 2016

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What to expect while your contractor is obtaining a Virginia building permit

Starting the process of selecting a contractor can feel overwhelming for a number of reasons. One, there are so many options within the Virginia region. Narrowing it down to the right contractor for you and your project can feel a bit like finding a needle in a haystack! And two, it’s an important decision. A lot of thought and care should go into selecting a reputable, knowledgeable, and honest contractor. Part of determining that is ensuring your contractor complies with all the steps associated with the Virginia building permit process. Before agreeing to work with anyone, make sure your contractor not only knows these rules but follows them to the letter.

How to Convert a Deck into a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, porch topics

James Moylan

Friday, September 18, 2015

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Considerations for Screening in Decks & Patios in Maryland & Virginia

When approaching unique outdoor living spaces, there are multiple paths one can take to arrive at a successful design resolution. It's easier when there's not an existing structure like an elevated deck or flagstone patio, but old spaces can be reimagined and rejuvenated with things like new Zuri deckingoutdoor kitchen cabinets, and even brand new walls. It doesn't take a teardown to convert a patio in Maryland or deck in Virginia into a screen room without compromising on beauty or structural integrity.

What Is the Average Price of a High-Quality Screen Porch in the Washington, DC, Region?

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

James Moylan

Friday, September 04, 2015

 

When undertaking a project as extensive and detailed as a high-quality screen porch, there is a laundry list of factors to consider, and topping that list is often price. If you’re thinking about building an outdoor area that’s beautiful, comfortable, and lasting, it is certainly going to be an investment. To start to gauge what a project of that caliber would entail, it means examining several external factors as well as learning a bit about what goes into a project such as this.

Best Ways to Utilize Your Screen Room Year-Round in Bethesda, Maryland

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, porch topics, screen porch products, porch add-ons, Porch and Deck Care, Screened Porch in Virginia, Porch and Deck Accessories, Motorized Porch Screens, Automatic Porch Screens

James Moylan

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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If you live in Bethesda, Maryland and are entertaining the idea of building an outdoor screen room, you want to invest in creating a space that's as functional year-round as possible. This translates to designing a screened porch area that's comfortable and usable for as many months of the year as you can. Luckily, there are many ways to ensure your outdoor living space is fortified against bugs and the elements.

Why Can Screened Porches Cost a Lot of Money?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, cooking outdoors, kitchen appliances

James Moylan

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Why screened rooms can cost more money than you think

As with anything, home-improvement projects vary greatly in cost. However, as a general rule, you get what you pay for. That is, if a high-end, high-quality screen porch is what you want, you will need to pay for the correspondingly high-quality materials and labor.

If you’re seriously thinking about adding a screen porch, deck, or other outdoor living space to your home, consider the following factors that can affect the final price. That way, you won’t be surprised either way about the total when it comes time to actually get quotes and build.