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The History of Trex composite decking

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Deck Products, Deck Design, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance, deck boards, decking questions, decks in Washington, D.C., Trex Decking, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, rooftop deck design, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen room design, screen porch design

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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When you’re looking to create the perfect outdoor space, it’s understandable to want to work with products and companies that are the gold standard. Done right, an outdoor living area can be a fantastic way to add usable square footage to your house, to increase the value of your home, and to provide an oasis you can enjoy for years to come.

Composite Vs. Vinyl Decking : 5 Ways Vinyl Decking Can Let You Down

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Decks in Maryland, Screen Porch, Decks and Patios, Screen Porch Tips, Deck Building Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland, Deck Maintenance, deck questions, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, porch topics, screen porch products, deck boards, decking questions, Deck Care, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, Trex Decking, Trex, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, building a deck, screened porch in Washington, DC, custom deck

James Moylan

Thursday, January 16, 2020

If you’re thinking about putting in a new deck, it’s understandable if you’re overwhelmed. With so many material options, price points, colors, styles, and other factors to consider, it can quickly become confusing. One of the main places homeowners get stuck is on this issue of vinyl (or PVC) versus composite decking boards.

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2020 Outdoor Living Trends in Washington DC

Posted in: Handrails, Deck handrails, decks in Washington, D.C., stainless steel, Trex Decking, glass roofs, cable handrails, Mbrico, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, piertech, custom deck

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

High-end outdoor living areas in Washington, DC, are becoming increasingly desirable and elaborate. With so many options and innovations in this field, a number of trends have emerged for 2020. The following are some of the most popular of those trends.

Decking Comparison: Trex Deck Boards Vs. Wood

Posted in: low-maintenance decking, deck topics, deck boards, Trex Decking, Trex, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, kitchen design, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia, cooking outdoors, AZEK, Fiberon, Fiberon Horizon, Archatrak, deck pavers, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, round deck, curved deck, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Decking Material: How Does Trex Stand Up Against Wood?

If you’re looking into various decking material options, it’s a good bet you already have wood on your radar. But what about composite materials, such as Trex? Between wood and Trex, which option is the right fit for your outdoor living space? The answer obviously depends on each individual customer’s needs and preferences, and with that in mind, take the following four factors into consideration before making your final choice.

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Best of 2020 Kitchen Design: Cooking Outdoors in Howard County

Posted in: Deck Design, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, deck add-ons, outdoor heaters, Premium Zuri decking, decks in Washington, D.C., Zuri decking questions, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Trex Decking, glass roofs, fire pit, SCREENEZE, Outdoor Lighting, Portico, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Mbrico, kitchen design, Zuri decks in Virginia, cooking, cooking outdoors, Phantom Retractable Screens, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Monday, December 16, 2019

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The most ground-level deck (portion closest to the driveway) connects the front pathway, rear garage exit, and sun room exit to the backyard. It features a wide, curved staircase and other landings to accommodate the various entry and exit points, as well as an upper grilling space/alternative grill and barbecue area to the pavilion.