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Tips for Obtaining a Screened Porch Permit in Washington, DC

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

James Moylan

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

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Obtaining a Screen Porch Permit in Washington, DC


Building a screen porch in Washington, DC, brings with it a host of geographically specific restrictions, and obtaining a permit for your build is no exception. However, with a bit of forethought—and a lot of patience—you can seamlessly work your way through this process.

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.

How Much Does it Cost to Replace the Screens on a Screened Porch?

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

James Moylan

Thursday, July 02, 2020

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This time of year, we get a lot of requests to replace existing screens.  If your home’s screened porch was built more than 10 years ago, it may have been built with a traditional screening system. With these dated older systems, screens are attached to railings and posts with staples or tacks, and trim is nailed up to hide the unsightly fasteners and seams.

The main problem with this method is that screens come loose and begin to sag over time. In addition, if screens are torn or damaged in any way, it can be very difficult to replace them, since you’ll have to remove the trim and pull out many staples or tacks to remove the screen.

What Is the Cost of Installing a TV in a Screened-In Porch?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, outdoor television

James Moylan

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Televisions are a great way to enhance the entertainment value of a screened-in porch 

A nice screened-in porch helps you stay connected to nature and the outdoors while also protecting yourself from the sun and pests. But what if you want to use your outdoor space to watch the big game with all of your friends or have a family movie night?

Installing a television in a screen porch is a choice many homeowners make to attain the best of both worlds. It can also be done any budget.