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10 Things to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

Hiring a new contractor can feel like a gamble. How do you know you are hiring a hardworking, reliable, and trustworthy person? One of the greatest assets you own is your home. Don’t leave it in the wrong hands. Before you hire a contractor, do your due diligence. If you take the proper precautions, you have a better chance of saving yourself the hassle and headache of a botched construction job. If you are starting to get a little freaked out, take a breath and calm down. We got you covered. Your friendly and professional helpers at Dupont Construction have compiled a list of the essential questions you should ask a contractor before you hire one.  Give us a call and try them out on us, we promise we will pass.  Whatever you do, when you are looking for a new contractor, don’t hire one without asking him or her

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Deck Safety Is Crucial to a Comfortable Home

A deck can often be the thing that makes a house feel like a home. Even a house with a beautiful interior can suffer if the views of the outside are subpar. Dupont Construction and Remodeling can help you achieve a gracious home that is welcoming outside as well as inside. If you think of your deck as an outdoor expansion of your home, you want it to be comfortable. You and your visitors should feel just as at home on the deck as you do in the living room. That means your deck needs to be safe. Dupont Construction and Remodeling has the expertise you need. Our services include both new deck construction as well as deck remodeling. As a small, family-owned and operated business, Dupont Construction and Remodeling works closely with our customers to ensure their satisfaction. When it comes to safety, our detail-oriented crew goes above and

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Choosing the Best Composite Deck

When it comes to building your new deck, your choices for materials, design, and features seem endless. You’ll need to review and select your construction supplies from a long list of options.  You’ll also want to create a deck design that blends seamlessly with the rest of your house for a sleek and finished appearance. Further, picking out the best composite deck materials will ensure a long life and a pleasing look for this essential outdoor house addition. At Dupont Construction, we’re here to make hard things a lot easier. Our professional staff works with you, your style, and your budget to create the deck of your dreams.  Contact us today for a free estimate to create and build a deck you’ll love for years to come.   Clarify your needs before choosing materials Before selecting your deck material, there are a few questions you should ask yourself. Here’s how

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Fall and Winter Deck Decorating Ideas

The deck is the outdoor living space of the home. It is a place to gather; to eat, to laugh, to bond, and best of all, to decorate! We love this time of year here at Dupont Construction and Remodeling. We get the festive feels, just like you. We love to watch the leaves change with the season. We wait impatiently for the first snowflakes to Fall.  And where is the best place to do all this? Your deck! Your deck is the first thing people see when they visit your home. And you know the saying; you only get one chance to make a good first impression. We have compiled a list of our favorite deck decorating ideas. Let’s start with a few for Fall and then move on to Winter. We feel festive already. Now, let’s get decorating!   Fall Deck Decorating Ideas Ahhh, Fall; the season of

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How A Garage Workshop Can Get You Extra Space

Garages, in their modern iteration, have been around since the 1920s. At that point, most garages were converted from carriage houses to car storage and maintenance areas. Nowadays, a garage is an almost necessary component to any house. In fact, according to Realtor Magazine, a garage can increase a home’s value by up to 30,000 dollars.  The best part about a garage is its versatility. You can use your garage for car storage, general storage, band practice, home office, or, our personal favorite, a home garage workshop.  If you are thinking of building a garage addition or workshop, contact Dupont Construction and Realty for a free estimate. We will do everything we can to make sure you are not only satisfied but thrilled with the final product. At Dupont, our work is our word.   Why Should I Build A Garage Workshop? As we previously mentioned, a garage addition can

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5 Things to Look for in a Deck Builder

There are many benefits to building a deck onto your home. A deck can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors around your home without having to go very far. Finding an experienced deck builder can prove to be a daunting task, though. The addition of a deck can be a great area to place outdoor furniture and host a barbeque for all of your family and friends. Another essential advantage to having a beautiful deck built is the value it will add to your home. Building a beautiful deck and ensuring it will persevere over the years means picking the correct deck builder for the job. Doing proper research means you know what you will get with no confusion.  With nearly two decades of experience, you can be sure that choosing Dupont Construction and Remodeling is a great choice. They will listen to your needs and build you

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Creating an Amazing Deck Sun Room

It’s easy to enjoy your outdoor living space when the weather is pleasant. From outdoor barbecues, spending time soaking up the sun, and taking in the natural views, you can make the most of your time outdoors.  What if there was a way to continue enjoying your yard for the entire year? A deck sunroom is an excellent way to provide you with additional living space and to give the feel of the outdoors with the comfort of staying dry and warm.  Whether you’re trying to avoid flying insects, bad weather, or create an attractive addition to your home, a deck sunroom is a perfect project. Your new sunroom  will provide shelter from inclement weather and a way to enjoy the view. It can also allow you to create a beautiful new space. Your deck sunroom will be a haven to relax in, a beautiful area to entertain guests, or

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Why Composite Decks are Edging Out the Wood 

Imagine in your mind all the homes you’ve ever visited, lived in, vacationed in, or owned. Is it possible for one single house, no matter how beautiful on the inside, to be complete without a deck? Of course not. We are meant to have outdoor spaces to provide calm and connection with nature.  The choice is yours if you want a quaint porch with old fashioned rocking chairs, a screened-in room to keep the bugs away, or a two-story deck that is big enough to invite the entire extended family. But one fact remains: the deck makes the home. A comfortable patio is vital to getting the most out of spring and summer. It can be the focal point of any gathering, or the essential hideaway for some alone time with your favorite book.  So far, no arguments, right? Having a beautiful deck is a no brainer. But if you

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High Deck Designs to Lift Your Spirits

Making your home look beautiful is the goal of any homeowner. To enhance the appeal and function of your home, you should look into deck designs for your newest addition! Improving your home is like adding to an investment. When building your dream house, you tend to focus on small things. But here’s the thing: the larger the innovation, the more value your home will have.  Dupont Construction and Remodeling can offer you the best services to construct your home’s elevated deck. Adding a deck to your home, especially with composite decking stairs, gives you an aesthetically pleasing residence with more space and easier access to your backyard.  Here at Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we aim to give your house its best look. So we’ve come up with a list of some sensational high deck designs you can add to your home!   High Deck Designs to Make Your House

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What is the Value of Adding a Deck to Your Home?

Spending time in your backyard can be an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors and your property. You might find yourself in need of some home additions to get the best out of your outdoor experience.  If you are looking to spend more time outside, a home addition of a deck is the perfect plan. A deck, a four-seasons room, or a screened-in porch, can add charm, comfort, and even value to your home.  Whether you enjoy dining outdoors, entertaining guests on a summer evening, or extra space to relax, a deck will provide you with versatility and additional room.  When you are ready to start living your best life out on your brand new deck, the experts at Dupont Construction & Remodeling are here to help. With experience, attention to detail, and exceptional service, you can rely on us to give you the deck of your dreams.  Whether you

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Traditional Wood Decks, Yes or No?

You deserve to own a home deck which is dependable, naturally durable, and beautiful. Outdoor porches can increase the value of your house if you build them with the right materials. But with the many decking material options, American homeowners often get stuck trying to make the right selection.  If you are on the lookout for the best wooden deck builder, you should get in touch with Dupont Construction and Remodeling. There, you will get many decking materials, including wood and composite. You will also get advice on which material is the best fit for you. Here is a quick rundown of the pros and cons of some traditional wooden home porch materials:   Pressure Treated Wood  This deck material has obtained its name because chemicals preserve it under pressure. This chemical preservation method helps to protect the wood from rot and termite damage.  The best example of treated pressure

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Enjoying Your Deck Year-Round

You can enjoy your deck or porch all year round – even in Minnesota. The professionals at Dupont Construction and Remodeling are experts in designing and building decks for every season. Call for a free consultation today, and we’ll help you find the back deck design of your dreams for the outdoor space you’ve always wanted.  We have over twenty years of experience crafting high-quality and low-maintenance decks, sunrooms, wrap-around porches, and four-season rooms. Our craftsmen are experts in building quality custom decks, facelifts, repairs, and more.  As certified contractors, we are qualified to address any structural or building code compliance needs. We can tackle your refacing needs and also attend to any structural issues or building upgrades. Our goal is to provide you with a beautiful, custom, maintenance-free space that you can enjoy any time of the year. We’ll work with you every step of the way, from planning

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