Screened Porch Building Codes for Northern Virginia Residents

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James Moylan

Friday, February 26, 2021

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Important Screened-In Porch Building Codes for NOVA Homeowners

If you’ve ever contracted a screened room build, you may already be familiar with the International Residential Code (IRC). The IRC is a comprehensive guide to construction regulations for one- and two-family homes that are three stories or less in height. It is the authority on all things contracting.

How Much Does a Screened Porch Really Cost?

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James Moylan

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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Location plays a big role in the cost of a screen room, but an average screened-in pressure-treated wood porch will run about $145 per square foot in the Maryland; Virginia; and Washington, DC, areas.

When comparing bids, make sure you’re looking at comparable services. The price should include all plans, the permit, inspections, and clean-up. Clean-up is a significant factor that many contractors don’t add to their bids, but you should ensure it’s included. Inspection of the condition and quality of your porch ought to be planned at regular intervals, and for that, you can hire a local inspector. For example, someone who lives in the Maryland region should go for lead inspection Baltimore.

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

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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?


Childproofing a Screened Porch

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

James Moylan

Friday, November 06, 2020

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10 Tips for Childproofing a Screened Porch

There comes a time in every toddler's life to learn about pain. Falling hurts, badly. And, as parents of little ones ourselves, we are all too familiar with our youngsters' propensity for getting into mischief, scrapes, and scuffles. Prevent your screened-in porch or deck from becoming a part of a life lesson by practicing the ensuing child-friendly safety precautions.

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.