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Adding a Skylight to Your Screened-In Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen-Porch Design Tips

James Moylan

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

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How practical is it to add a skylight to an existing porch ?

Homeowners are often intrigued by the idea of adding a skylight to their porch, enticed by the promise of natural, energy-saving light. While skylights can add beauty and energy efficiency to your outdoor living space, they can also cause a lot of costly problems if installed improperly.

When Choosing A Screen Porch Contractor, what should you ask ?

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

James Moylan

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Before You Hire a Screened-Porch Contractor, Make Sure They Thoroughly Answer These Questions

Deck building is at its most complicated when you want to add a screened porch that requires walls and a roof. In some states and counties you even need different permits, and contractors are required to have a special designation on their license to build anything with a roof.

Should you hire an Architect to Design a Screened Porch

Posted in: screen room anne arundel county, Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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3 Important Reasons You Don’t Have to Hire an Architect to Build a High-End Screen Porch

There’s a common misconception about the high-end outdoor living space industry that architects are a vital, indispensable part of the design process. While they can be used to help conceptualize and design screen porches and other outdoor spaces, there are just as many compelling reasons to avoid architects in this process.

What's the difference in cost between a screened porch and a Deck?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Decks in Virginia, Deck Tips, Screen Porch in Maryland, porch topics, deck boards, decks in Washington, D.C., Screened Porch in Virginia

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

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How to budget for a screened porch addition and keep your costs down

Fact: Screened rooms cost roughly twice the amount of money to build than decks. If you're given a $30,000 estimate to construct a backyard deck in Maryland, you can safely double that to $60,000 for a realistic glimpse at what adding a screened-in porch would look like in the same area.

Choosing the Right Decking Material for a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Questions, SCREENEZE

James Moylan

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Is pressure-treated wood or low-maintenance composite decking best for a screen room with a deck?

The mid-Atlantic climate can be cruel to decks, assailing wood with bright sun, heavy rain, and icy snow throughout the year. Because our decks are subject to harsh elements, both wood and composite decking materials deteriorate over time. UV rays can cause decking to age, dry out, and fade in color, while the moisture from rain, snow, and humid conditions can bring in mold and mildew. Without proper maintenance and care, your exterior deck can end up looking dirty and worn in as little as a year.