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How Much Does a Screened Porch Really Cost?

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James Moylan

Wednesday, May 13, 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 $135 per square foot in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area.

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 big one that many contractors don’t add to their bid, but you should ensure it’s included.

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.

4 Tips for Hiring a Screen Room Contractor in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Posted in: screen room anne arundel county, 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, hire a decking contractor, retractable screen porch

James Moylan

Friday, January 03, 2020

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How to Qualify a High-End Screen Room Builder

        When you’re in the market for a high-end screen porch, your options can feel overwhelming. Adding an extension to your home is a big decision and, when it's as visible as a screen room, you want to ensure you're choosing the most qualified, professional, and knowledgeable contractor possible. With so many design firms, architects, and contractors active in the DMV, how do you know you’re actually getting the best?

How Much Does It Cost to Install an Electrical Outlet in a Screen Room

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

James Moylan

Friday, March 13, 2015

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Top 5 Cost Factors for Outdoor Electrical Outlets

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There’s no getting around it; exterior outlets aren’t pretty. Local ordinances demand that exterior electrical outlets be designed to be weatherproof and tamper-proof for safety reasons, and their protective watertight casings can be bulbous, bulky, and downright ugly.

Local building ordinances also require all screen porches to have a minimum of one outlet. Not only are outlets necessary if you want to design a porch that complies with building standards, exterior outlets can also be useful if you want to use a TV, stereo system, or lamp on your screened porch.

How to Choose a Zuri Decking Color for Your Screened Porch

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

James Moylan

Monday, February 09, 2015

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When it comes to screened porch materials, Zuri synthetic decking is a popular option. Made by Royal Building Products, it replicates the beauty of natural wood by incorporating grain textures with minimal pattern repetition to make each piece look like a unique piece of hardwood. However, because it emulates this characteristic so well, color variability can make it difficult to decide on what style of Zuri to use for a screened-in porch.