A Shed in Your Arlington, VA Backyard

Arlington Va ShedA shed in your backyard? Arlington homes are often set on large lots and an underutilized structure is the backyard shed. Many may think the shed as one of those pre-fabricated structures purchased at a Big Box store made of aluminum, the inside smells like gas and oil and there are cobwebs throughout. Not anymore. G & M Contracting can build a custom shed in your backyard that does not have to store the mower. Well crafted, the kids can “camp” in there; it can be your potting shed where your summer plants are started. And depending on your neighborhood the size of that shed will be determined by zoning and may not need a permit to build. Check out the attached photos from one in North Arlington

We Like to Think Inside the Box

Thinking Inside the Box

Old Dominion Building Group only thinks inside the box when details are important. In the attached photo you can see that the first floor walls are going up. We call this making the box. Did you know that great pain is made over how square the framing is for the walls. It starts with a simple tool called a Chalkline. What a great invention. The string when held taut between two points lays the truth for the framer to follow. If the first floor is not laid straight and square, you will have wavy walls and lots of fudge work to correct the floors above. Attention to detail and doing it right the first time are the hallmark of a good construction project.

Porches Add Living Space to Your Home

Porch AdditionScreened Porches Give Additional Living Space. Now is the time to prepare for catering large social functions at your home. Imagine a beautiful screened porch that overlooks your green space. The photo of this deck G&M used Fiburon decking, Azek trim board. The ceiling of the porch was finished fir bead board, light stain and natural urethane topcoat. This porch was completed for a local celebrity.