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Turf FAQs

Turf

The most common uses for artificial turf surfaces are: front & backyard lawns, dog runs, pool areas, playgrounds and putting greens. Many people even use artificial turf on concrete applications, such as patios! Ex Design Group can provide “Do It Yourself” packages as well for artificial turf projects measuring under 300 square feet.

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The life expectancy of our artificial turf is approximately 25 years depending on daily traffic. We provide a limited 8-year warranty by a 3rd party insurer for all of our synthetic turf clients. We are the only synthetic turf manufactures that offer this type of warranty to better support our clients.

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The ProGreen synthetic grass truly has the appearance of natural grass. Not only does ProGreen Synthetic Grass™ look real, it feels real and even smells like real grass! Fiber length about 1″ to 2.5″ depending on turf product.

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No. Each fiber has built-in UV Inhibitors that are mixed into the fiber yarn. Some artificial turfs that are made outside of the USA often have inadequate UV protection which cause fibers to break down prematurely. All ProGreen™ turf is made from the highest quality materials manufactured 100% in the USA.

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Average pricing ranges between $7 to $9 per square foot and about $14 to $22 for putting greens. There are several factors that are calculated in final install pricing, labor, ground removal, base compaction, turf, infill, and materials. Ex Design Groups minimum installation cost is $2,100 plus tax and is priced for all artificial turf installs 300 square feet or less.

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Top-dressing or Infill material (ZeoFill Organic Infill) is brushed into the fibers of the grass bed adding weight and acting as a ballast stabilizing the artificial turf to the ground. Turf edges are nailed down with non-corrosive landscape spikes spaced approximately 3′ apart.

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ProGreen Synthetic Grass™ is recyclable and is available with an eco-friendly infill material. Installing artificial turf eliminates the need for harmful chemicals found in pesticides and fertilizers which soak into the Earth’s soil. Moreover synthetic grass promotes water conservation because it never needs to be watered. Reducing water usage is especially important during increasing drought periods.

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Pet urine does not damage or stain artificial turf. ProGreen artificial turf has drainage holes approximately every two inches that feeds into a drainage system beneath the turf and back into the earth.  The same way you manage pet waste with natural grass, you also do with artificial turf.

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Fallen leaves and twigs can be swept away using a broom or leaf blower. Depending on foot traffic turf may need to be brushed to refresh fibers, but this is only recommended, not mandatory.

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First 3″ to 4″ vegetation, sod or dirt must be extracted. A blend of crushed rock is then smoothed and compacted on the excavated area to be used as a base. Artificial grass is then rolled onto the base and seamed where necessary. (Please note: turf widths are 15′.) ZeoFill infill is spread over the grass blades and brushed into the thatch of the artificial grass. Installation for synthetic putting greens are similar however, they require additional layers of base materials to be thoroughly compacted.

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ProGreen Synthetic Grass™ has pierced holes in the backing strategically placed every 2″ to allow water to drain into the crushed rock base and into the ground naturally. Drainage closely mimics natural grass. Different installation factors call for different crushed rock mixtures, per applications & permeability needs.

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ProGreen turf offers the largest selection of synthetic grass in the industry. One of our representatives can educate you on our products and help you choose which is best for you!

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There is no lead or any other heavy metals in ProGreen Synthetic Grass™ products. ProGreen™ has the most stringent testing in the industry.

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Patio Structures FAQs

Louvered Roof

Normal rain will be diverted off the roof and can go into a rain barrel, artistic water feature or normal downspout.

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No worries! The roof slats move by remote control or push of a button on a wall unit.

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Yes. The louvers can be set at any point in nearly 180 degrees, so you can let in a wee slant of sun or light from either direction, let heat rise through it or sunshine rays flow downward into your outdoor living space.

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Apollo Opening Roof Systems and all of our roof system products are proudly made in the U.S.A.

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The Apollo Opening Roof System is a LEED qualifying product and may contribute to energy savings inside your home.

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Yes. It’s easy to fully vent a grill area with these flexible roof systems, and if it’s raining, grill out anyway and the smoke will find its way outside.

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Absolutely. Designer fans, columns and solar panels are some of the options.

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Simple washing with a garden hose, soap and a long-handled brush a couple times of year will keep your roof system looking new.

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Yes. These can be installed flat or gabled or even vertical for privacy.

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Motorized Screens FAQs

Screen

Yes, motorized screens can extend the life of your outdoor living space. Storing outdoor furniture under the protective covering of motorized screens reduces the amount of damaging exposure to UV sun-rays and direct rain water. Depending on your patio set-up you may still need to consider using furniture covers for additional protection.

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We offer 3 options to operate your motorized screens: a hand held remote control, a wall mounted control or programing for your home automation system. Remotes can have multiple channels to control each motorized screen that is installed. Operating your motorized screens is very easy and enjoyable.

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Yes absolutely! Screen fabrics and secure zipper track system keep pests like flies and mosquitos out. Each screen also has a durable rubber gasket at the bottom which rests on the patio floor and prevents critters and bugs from creeping in through the bottom.

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Yes, the zipper track system on the side of the screen and the rubber gasket at the bottom completely enclose your outdoor living space.

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Yes, Ex Design Groups motorized screen fabrics are woven for durability and to permit airflow.

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Screen fabrics are available in varying degrees of openness to control sunlight. Openness refers to the percentage of light that passes through the screen material explains permissible light percentage screen materials allow.  Also known as opacity, this is a highly beneficial characteristic of Ex Design Groups motorized screens. Materials and fabrics are made to suit your home.

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Screens can be installed up to 23’ wide. Center posts can be installed in openings greater than 23′ wide, so that smaller shades can be installed to enclose the area. After the width max have been reached, “between post” need to installed to secure.

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Unfortunately no, screens have to be installed in linear applications.

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Yes, exterior screen motors are encased in a sealed metal frame that protects against rain water or snow. We suggest to our clients during high winds to retract to the exterior screen during high winds to prevent fabric from being pull off track. Potential damage

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Yes, we offer 12 fabric options to fit customer preferences and home décor. You can find screen color options here (Hyperlink).

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If you are having trouble deciding what kind of screen option is right for you, call or email us to speak to one of our screen experts.

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Yes, there are several ways Ex Design Groups installers can professionally place a motorized screen in a home. Each motorize screen installation is customized per client to accommodate your needs.

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We use a state of the art zipper track system. Wheels are fed into metal tracks on the left & right side of the screen and are guided up and down by a screen guide that fastens the screen fabric. This system is made to seal in the outdoor living space and prevent any fabric from binding or slipping off track.

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Although some dogs or cats may feel deterred when the screens are down, we tell our customers that the screens are not meant to keep animals from exiting the area.

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Absolutely nothing! Consultation can be done over the phone, in person or via email, within DFW metroplex.

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