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4 Things to Know About Composite and Wood Decks to Create your Dream Deck

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4 Things to Know About Composite and Wood Decks to Create your Dream Deck

Repair and replacement of an old wooden deck or patio with modern composite plastic material

If you love spending time outdoors with your friends and family, a spacious deck is an excellent way to enjoy an outdoor meal, quality family time, or to relax and enjoy the view by yourself. A deck can add value to your home as well as give you a place for you to get more out of your backyard. Imagine the fun you can have sitting on the deck watching the sun go down, or getting some needed fresh air.

If you’re looking to revive your original deck, you might want to consider a deck facelift to get your deck up to date and useable. Or, you might be ready for a fantastic new composite decking design.  The custom deck builders at Dupont Construction and Remodeling are ready to create your dream deck. We are proud of our exceptional artistry and commitment to excellent customer service.

If you want to create your dream deck with either a composite decking material or traditional wood, Dupont is ready to help you plan and then build the ultimate deck for outdoor living and enjoyment. You’ll love spending hours outside on the comfort of your deck, whether you are barbecuing, relaxing, or visiting with friends. A custom deck is the outdoor living space you need to enjoy your home thoroughly.

When it comes to upgrading your current deck or even having a new deck built, here are some things to know about composite and wood to create your dream deck.

Composite Decks


Composite decks have come a long way over the years. Composite materials are of higher quality now and are an excellent option for decking. Brands such as Azek , TimberTech and  Trex are excellent choices when it comes to composite decking. They are durable, stain-resistant, and maintenance-free.

1. Composite Deck Cost

Composite decks are economical in the long run, although the upfront cost will be more than wood decks. You save since there’s not as much maintenance and upkeep. So, a composite deck can save you money over time. A simple cleaning every year, as opposed to routine refinishing and staining, will keep your composite deck free of mold and mildew.

2. Composite Decks Still Need Upkeep

Many people consider composite decks to be completely maintenance-free, but that’s not true. They still need a good cleaning every year. Use a broom, hose and some mild detergent that can remove dirt, dust, leaves and debris to prevent mold and mildew. Wood decking requires a lot more regular care and upkeep.

Wood Decks


Wood decks are only as strong and weather-resistant as the type of wood you choose to use. There are many variations when it comes to color, look, and quality. For those who prefer the warm and natural look of wood, a wood deck is a perfect addition to their outdoor living space. Whether redwood, cedar, treated wood, or more exotic wood like IPE the finished product looks beautiful.

3. Wood Deck Cost

Wood decking prices can vary depending on the type of wood you choose. Some types of wood are more expensive than others. Wood decking is less expensive upfront than composite decking. However, you’ll need to factor in maintenance costs to make an accurate comparison.

4. Wood Deck Maintenance and Upkeep

Wood decks require maintenance to keep them looking beautiful, as well as keeping them in top condition. Sanding, refinishing, and staining are all part of maintaining the integrity and look of your deck.

To some, the look of wood is worth the effort, time, and money it takes to keep it looking good. If the maintenance of a wood deck doesn’t concern you, then this will be a beautiful option.

Choose the Best Material for Your Lifestyle


When it comes to adding a deck to your home, choosing the right material for your lifestyle is essential. First, evaluate how much you are willing to spend on the initial cost of your deck, and then how much work you are willing to put into its upkeep.

If you desire the look of wood but have a hard time committing to the general maintenance it requires, you may want to consider composite. Composite decks offer maintenance-free enjoyment, as well as a modern look.

With either choice, the enjoyment you’ll get from spending time outside on your deck is worth every penny. Whichever route you decide to go, a new deck will give you a perfect way to enjoy your outdoor living space.

Let The Professionals Make Your Dream Deck a Reality

Having your dream deck can be a reality with the professionals at Dupont Construction and Remodeling. With years of experience, our team of experts can customize a deck that’s perfect for your home.

We specialize in wood and maintenance-free decks, so whichever you choose, we are ready to install your deck and exceed your expectations in every way. Our customers are our priority, and we bring exceptional service to every job. From your first phone call to the completion of your project, we guarantee your satisfaction.

With quality materials, competitive pricing, and superior craftsmanship, you will love working with us from start to finish. We are here to help you plan the perfect, customizable deck for your home. If you are looking for inspiration for your new deck, check out our past projects to see what we can accomplish.

Spend your time outdoors with your new composite decking design or your beautiful wood deck, and enjoy the additional space we can create for you. We can even give your existing deck a complete upgrade. Let our custom deck builders create the deck you’ve been dreaming of so that you can enjoy your time outside.

Contact us today to plan your next project. At Dupont, we love collaborating with you to deliver ideal results on time all while providing top of the line service. We look forward to working with you and building the deck of your dreams.


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