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Deck Sealing 101 

Your deck is arguably the best place to enjoy warm weather and cold nights. And cool weather too! But to get the most out of your favorite gathering place, a regular plan of deck staining and sealing has to become part of your deck maintenance plan.  This is where Dupont Decks saves the day. At Dupont Decks, “Our Work is Our Word”, is more than just a slogan for us.  The hard work we put into providing and repairing decks for the whole family to enjoy year round is our pride and joy. We bring to our customers the same quality of work that we would want our family to enjoy. Dupont Decks will deck you out. Our services include deck building and deck facelifts, and we specialize in deck sealing. So if your deck just is not doing it for you or your need for a deck is dire,

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7 Signs Your Deck Needs a Facelift

During spring, summer, and fall, you want an attractive and functional deck, not one that’s flaking, rotting, leaning, or threatening to collapse. Giving your older deck a facelift can (thankfully) be a simple project with the right help. Dupont Decks is here to help put life and fun into our warm seasons (they go by so fast, after all) with a deck facelift that checks all the boxes on your outdoor leisure time. Visit our website to schedule a free inspection and estimate, and let’s get you relaxing on the deck of your dreams. Here are several ways to discover the size and scope of your deck facelift project.   Deck Facelift 101 When’s the last time you had a detailed and thorough look at your deck? Sure, you can see the railings, decking boards, and color from a window. However, it’s essential to inspect your deck each season for

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Caring for Your Deck All Year

Your deck faces elements all year long. The best way to protect your deck is to create a routine schedule to care for your deck to avoid later repairs. With fall and winter months quickly approaching, the leaves will start to fall and can cause damage.  With an excellent plan, you will be able to mitigate any potential problems, and the amount of autumn deck care you’ll have to do. Dupont Decks will help you with your deck maintenance plans to keep your deck looking gorgeous all year long.      Spring Deck Care: Time for a Wash  As winter comes to an end, the melted snow and ice can leave your deck with a wet residue and various debris. The moisture is an invitation for mold and mildew, potentially causing rot. The best way to start fresh and remove any leftover gunk from winter is to wash your deck.  1.

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How to Budget for a New Deck

When you sit down to budget for your deck, you might not consider it a rip-roaring good time. Budgeting can be dry, and it can be kind of a buzzkill, since you realize all your limitations and obstacles. Get in touch with Dupont Decks to request an estimate for your dream deck. On the other hand, this necessary step to building a deck is the beginning of a quiet morning coffee in the first light. Budgeting is simply the first move that makes memorable outdoor get-togethers with family and friends possible!   Budget For Your Deck: Getting Started Where to begin? Figuring out how much your deck and its construction is going to cost can seem daunting. As with most things, many people find it necessary to break it down into smaller steps. We’ll provide you a simple breakdown of factors to consider. What Kind of Deck Are You Building?

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Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Your Deck

With the Stay Home order this spring, you likely have been spending a little more time than usual around your house- and to notice- this place could use some work! More people are looking to their backyards for relaxation and enjoyment. If you are looking for ways to improve your yard, look no further than this guide to clean deck boards and other parts of your deck! If your deck needs more work than a simple cleaning or transform your deck into more usable space for your home, here at Dupont Decks, we have more than 20 years of experience with building decks, 4 season rooms, and more.   Assessing Your Deck The first step of a good deck cleaning is to assess what work needs doing to your deck. Do you just need to clean the deck? Or does there need to be structural work, as well? It makes

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Deck Building Mistakes You Want to Avoid

Planning your little piece of heaven outdoors means bringing to life your visions of barbeques, get-togethers with friends and family, plus having outdoor space to relax in a comfy lounge chair. However, nothing shatters your hard-won vision like deck building mistakes. Hang in there with us while we detail a few all-too-common deck building mistakes and how to avoid them.  Then, call us at Dupont Decks for a free estimate. Our quality construction, experience, and customer service mean you can have the deck you’ve always wanted to enjoy. Typical Deck-Building Mistakes Building a deck is no run-of-the-mill weekend project. Careful planning and design comprise the foundation of a deck you can enjoy carefree for many seasons.  Getting the help and expertise of a professional builder specializing in deck construction and repair can mean the difference between a safe deck you can count on and a disastrous collapse. From using proper

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How to Plan Your New Deck

Do you walk outside and wish there was more to your yard? Do you envision a beautiful deck where you can entertain family and friends? If so, it might be time to plan a deck for your home. When you start the planning process, it can be a little overwhelming. There are more ways to plan a deck than you can even count. The possibilities are endless. If you can dream it, it can be done. If you are planning a new deck or updating your current one, call Dupont Decks today. We will work with you every step of the way until you are enjoying your new deck and hosting the party of the season.   Questions to Ask Yourself The best method for planning your new deck is to ask yourself a series of questions. Your answers to these questions will steer you in the right direction and

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How to Create a Welcoming Deck

Everyone has that friend…you know the one with an amazing, welcoming deck? Maybe they have the most comfortable chairs. Perhaps the layout is incredible, and there is space for everyone. Whatever the reason, and there are many, their deck is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy friends. The question becomes, how does one go about creating a welcoming deck? Is it possible to create a welcoming space without spending a fortune? At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we specialize in creating your perfect deck. Whether that means building a new deck from scratch or giving your current deck a facelift, we can help give you the deck of your dreams.   Seating Non-Permanent One of the most important things to creating a welcoming space, whether inside or out, is a comfortable place for friends and guests to sit. What better way to encourage someone to feel at home than

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Choosing Low-Maintenance Decking Options

We all know that decks can bring a particular shine to the yard, but the maintenance and upkeep on them can get to be a lot. However, that’s not the problem any more thanks to low-maintenance decks.  At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we have more than 20 years of experience building decks, four season rooms, and more. Contact us today for a free quote.   It’s Time for an Upgrade Imagine a warm summer evening on your back deck. You’re roasting marshmallows, relaxing, and enjoying quality family time. Everything is perfect. Until your youngest daughter starts screaming and crying, disturbing the peace. She got a splinter in her foot because the back deck got neglected over the cold winter months. Keeping up with the wear and tear on your deck throughout the significant weather changes seems to take over the relaxing and enjoyable moments. If you’re looking for a deck

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How to Make Your Deck ADA Friendly

Want an outdoor hangout space for your friends and family, but are wondering how to make your deck ADA friendly? Don’t worry, you can have the deck of your dreams: a place that’s fun, safe, relaxing, and accessible to everyone. Whether you know exactly what you want, or are unsure where to start, get a free estimate from Dupont Construction. We’ll take a look at different considerations and guidelines that will help you make your dream a reality.   Make Your Deck ADA Friendly: Begin with the Basics The Americans with Disabilities Act Before you build your ADA friendly deck, you may find some background on the Americans with Disabilities Act helpful. President George H.W. Bush signed the bipartisan Americans with Disabilities Act into law in 1990. The ADA represented the world’s first far-reaching civil rights bill for people with disabilities. This law showed how far America had progressed in its

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Safety Checklist for Your Deck

Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching. With the warm weather, people will be outside much more in the coming months. However, if you haven’t performed a deck safety checklist, those warm nights could end in disaster. If you have a deck full of friends and family, the last thing you want is an unstable foundation. Taking some time to thoroughly check your deck could save you time, money, and heartache down the road. If you want help ensuring your deck is safe, call the experts at Dupont Construction and Remodeling. We have years of experience working with customers on all kinds of projects, from deck renovations to completely new decks.   Why A Deck Safety Checklist? Just because your deck looks sturdy, that does not mean there isn’t damage visible to the naked eye or underneath. Frequently it is inconspicuous. However, left untreated, the damage gets worse, creating

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Give Your Deck a Face-lift This Spring

With the winter weather behind us, the warm spring months are just on the horizon. You can enjoy the beautiful weather and all it has to offer. With the warmer temperatures, you’ll want a great place to kick back and relax. What better place than your very own deck! Your deck provides numerous benefits to you and your family. A deck on your home is aesthetically pleasing, which makes your house more attractive and valuable. It’s also functional as a place to enjoy time with your family, and have events such as parties or barbecues.  One problem that homeowners don’t consider is the upkeep of their deck. Over time, the outdoor weather will cause wear and tear on your home.  Your deck is susceptible to this damage, and you should consider a deck facelift when you notice any of this deterioration. This makeover could be annually or every couple of

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