Top 5 Things to Consider When Adding Electric to a Screened Porch

Posted in: Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, patio questions, electric heaters, porch topics, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, Outdoor Lighting, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, snowmelt system

James Moylan

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Adding Electric and Lighting to a Screened Porch: 5 Things to Consider

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More and more people are coming to Design Builders asking to install infrared heaters in existing structures.  Its complicated for a few reasons.  One of the biggest is power.  Adding electrical and lighting elements to a screened-in porch is a great way to make the space as comfortable, usable, and functional as any interior area. However, as with any construction project, there are some considerations to keep in mind before you jump headfirst into the work. Here are the top five things to think through as you plan and design your ideal screened-in porch.

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.

Transparent Porch Screen Fabrics: Block Out the Bugs, Keep The View

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, retractable screen porch, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia

James Moylan

Friday, April 10, 2020

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Why Install Transparent Screens On Your Screen Porch

Don’t like the idea of a screen obstructing the view from your screen porch? Good news: it doesn’t have to. In addition to glass handrails for decks and stainless steel cable railings, transparent fiberglass screens or otherwise black screens can minimize the distraction incurred by porch screens on the view of your outdoor living space.

What is the the SCREENEZE screening system?

Posted in: Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screened Porch in Virginia, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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What Is the Origin of the SCREENEZE Patio Screens Story?

SCREENEZE is one of the industry leaders today in the fixed exterior screen market. The company, however, had humble beginnings and grew into the success it currently enjoys. Rooted in a construction background, the inventor, president, and employees of SCREENEZE have always looked to improve their products with the overall experience and satisfaction of their customers in mind—and they look to continue with that mind-set in the years to come.

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.