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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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Top 8 Reasons To Build a Four Season Room

Here in Minnesota, the elements combined with the changing of seasons are a blessing – and a curse. Freezing rain, snow and below-zero temperatures often keep us inside in the colder months. While during the warmer seasons, excessive heat, storms, and bugs are a deterrent to enjoying the great outdoors. Adding a four-season room benefits you by comfortably sheltering you from Mother Nature’s bad moods, 365 days a year, with added style, space, and functionality. Contact Dupont Construction and Remodeling today to get started on this exciting addition to your home. We have eight fantastic reasons why you should consider adding a four-season room to your home. You might end up being surprised you don’t already have one. 1. Braving the Elements While the snow is snowing and the wind is blowing, imagine yourself comfortably situated in your four-season room.  This new space will place you in a first-class seat

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Light Up Your Deck With These Fireplace Ideas

Adding a fireplace to your backyard deck or screened-in porch adds style, warmth, light, and ambiance. When you want to relax or entertain, the flicker of fire is an engaging way to catch up, reflect, or enjoy lively conversation with friends and family. Gathering around a fire is an age-old tradition here in Minnesota. There are so many styles and materials to choose from,and the experts at Dupont Construction and Remodeling can guide you through all the options to create a stunning outdoor oasis for you. Want to get cooking on your deck? Get started today by calling Dupont Construction and Remodeling for expert knowledge and a hands-on willingness to create the best outdoor living space for you. We look forward to meeting you.   Fire Sets A Mood Adding a fireplace not only creates warmth but extra light and a design element that reflects your unique vision. Interest in

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Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic Together

People in Minnesota, throughout America, and all over the world are facing unprecedented times. Never in our lifetime has the world as a whole faced such a devastating disease. The most recent outbreak with a similar spread was the Spanish Flu in 1918. Wherever you live and however you are handling this pandemic, one this is certain. Now more than ever, we need to band together as communities and support each other. This support can take on different roles. Some people are shopping for their elderly neighbors to keep them safe at home. Other people are sewing masks for those fighting this disease on the front lines. One thing all of us can do is support local businesses. At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we are proud to be MN deck builders. We pride ourselves in serving our community in good times and bad.  If you are looking for a deck

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Deck Makeover on a Budget

As the warm breezes begin to blow through the air, and the cold winter weather begins to give way to spring, our thoughts naturally turn to lazy afternoons in the sun. If you are lucky enough to own a deck, those dreams are all but a reality.  If your deck needs a little work, and you don’t have a hefty sum to put into it, don’t worry. Dupont Construction and Remodeling is here to help. Remember, adding or enhancing your deck can increase the value of your home. We have a list of affordable deck makeover ideas for those of you on a budget. Pick your favorite, and your sunny dreams will become real before you know it.    Stone Landing There are many ways to add a little something extra to the entrance to your deck or patio. When you add any non-living elements to your yard, that is

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How to Enhance Your Porch this Spring

We all know the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers.” Every change of season gives homeowners different things for which to plan and updates to perform. When it comes to spring, deck and porch owners have a few considerations of their own. Hire an experienced construction company with deck and porch expertise to get the spring deck of your dreams. Before you do, however, you may want to know a little bit more about the different kinds of porch and decks. Here is a list of the different kinds of porches and decks, and tips to prepare them for warmer weather. We want you outside and enjoying your deck as much as possible.   Screen Porch The primary benefit of a screened-in porch is the protection it provides against warm-weather pests like mosquitos. Screen porches are uniquely suited to the unpredictability of spring when the temperatures fluctuate between warm and

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Ultimate Guide to Deck Seating

This statement may seem obvious, but if you have a deck, people will need somewhere to sit down. You have many options: deck benches, couches, and chairs are all standard features. This guide will help you determine which seating option is best for you, your friends and family, and your deck. The kind of seating you need or want may depend on your situation. If you already have a deck, your options may be more limited. If you have not yet built yours, you have a little more flexibility when it comes to seating. If you haven’t built your deck yet, you have the opportunity to install permanent seating when you construct it. Contact Dupont Construction and Remodeling today for all of your decking needs.   Permanent Seating Options Why Opt for Built-In Seating? Homeowners have a lot of choices for built-in seating. People may choose to have permanent seats

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Caring For Your Deck in Winter

The beauty of the winter months can make you want to break into a rendition of, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow!” When it comes to deck maintenance, though, too much snow can become a severe issue.  When you live in a part of the country in which you frequently experience harsh cold weather conditions, winter deck care is essential. You need to maintain your deck so that it will last as long as possible.  At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, our work is our word. We understand the importance of deck maintenance. We are proud of our position as the company of choice for Twin Cities residents. We know what homeowners need to do when those heavy snows fall.  Let’s go over some guidelines for winter deck care.    Blank Slate When the weather starts to turn colder, it is time to ready your deck for those

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Choosing the Best Color for Your Deck

It may seem a small detail, but the color you choose for your deck can actually have a significant impact on your overall style, mood, and the feel of your home. Your home and yard are places of relaxation and fun. So, it is crucial that you pick a color, and overall finish is authentic and true to your desires and preferences.  With so many exciting options, materials, and colors available, there has never been a better time to make a selection and invest in a deck that suits your family, lifestyle, and aesthetic. Dupont Construction and Remodeling has the tools and skills you need to help you make the best choice on how to choose deck color: read on for our top tips!   The Style One major aspect to consider is the overall style of your home – this can have a big effect on the appearance of

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Everything You Need to Know About Pool Decks

A pool can be a fantastic contribution to your property and offer a whole host of benefits, including boosting potential resell value, and of course providing an excellent way to keep cool and work out in the comfort of your own home! Decking and Details Part of responsible pool ownership is maintenance, and this includes not only the mechanics of keeping the water clean and circulating effectively, but also considering the surroundings, and in particular, the pool deck.  Here at Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we pride ourselves on offering the solutions to your problems, and can work with you to find the best pool deck for your home and family, keeping you safe and secure, while still maintaining a sleek, stylish aesthetic for your home and yard! For other ideas to enjoy your deck this summer, check out our tips here. Read on for our top pool deck ideas, and

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Designing a Deck That Fits Your Personality

When people consider how to design a deck, they may not think of it as an extension of their personalities. However, real estate agents talk about “curb appeal” for a reason. Most homeowners understand that their home exterior is a reflection of themselves. A clean, well-designed facade sends a message about a home and the people who live in it. Once someone has gone through the rigorous process of buying a house, the property should demonstrate their taste. The deck is essential for a home exterior that indicates to visitors and guests what kind of people live there. In many ways, the deck is an extension of a home’s interior. Much like kitchens often become the central hub of house parties, decks can fill that role at outdoor parties. A deck is a visible feature that unmistakably sticks out of a home’s exterior. Transform your house into a home: answer

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Why You Absolutely Need a Four Season Room in Minnesota

As Twin City residents, how lucky are we to be able to experience all the highs and lows of all four of the glorious seasons? Each one has something to offer. From the beauty of winter snow, the brilliant color of the changing leaves, the fresh smell of the blossoming flowers, to the radiant heat of the summer sun, we all love to experience all the seasons.  If you live in Minnesota, you absolutely need a four-seasons room. It is the best way to experience the changing seasons from the comfort of your home. You will bask in the splendor of nature and feel like you are in the middle of it, all while enjoying the peace of your own extended living room.  Here at Dupont Construction & Remodeling, we specialize in home improvement. We believe four-seasons rooms are the perfect extension to your family’s home. They are an excellent

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