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New backyard deck. White vinyl railings and composite brown boards. Large patio and garden space with a view to the woods.

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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house with raised deck

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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Home with furniture patio / wooden deck at twilight.

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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Nice wooden deck with beautiful scenery, and space.

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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Porch and Yard

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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Thaw on the wooden floor terrace in the backyard.

Building a Deck in the Winter

There’s nothing like spending time in your backyard. Whether you’re enjoying a summer afternoon with your family, or entertaining guests for an evening dinner, being outside is an enjoyable experience. When it comes to spending time at home in your yard, a custom deck builder might be just the ticket to elevating your backyard time.  If your home is without a deck, you might consider the advantages of building one this year. A custom deck builder can create a deck structure design that will transform your home and yard. You’ll love spending more quality time outside with your friends and family enjoying the scenery and weather from your new deck.  A new deck can provide additional space to your home and outdoor living area. From dining to relaxing to having a fantastic place for the kids to play, a deck is an excellent way to enhance your time outside. You

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elevated deck

How To Make The Space Beneath Your Deck Useful

Sitting outside on a deck in the summertime is a beautiful thing. It makes for the perfect gathering place. But unless your elevated decks are covered, they become a sore subject in the winter months. You can’t sit outside, and inclement weather can create wear and tear. When you look outside, you feel nostalgic about all the fun you have had out there. There is good news, however. Not only can a deck be aesthetically pleasing, but the space BENEATH the deck can also have many different uses; Uses that can be available all year long.  Dupont Construction and Remodeling can give you ideas on how to get the most out of your deck year round. Below are some tips on how to make the space below your outside deck functional.  What Kind of Space Are You Working With? The options you have available to you depend on the type

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7 Modern Deck Ideas

One of the best ways to enjoy your yard and home is from a relaxing spot on your deck. Spending time outside is refreshing and peaceful, and using your deck to unwind, spend time with friends, or enjoy the quiet is a wonderful use of your backyard living space. Whether it’s time to consider a brand new deck or your current one is ready for a facelift, you can find a custom deck builder to bring your outdoor living vision to life.  Dupont Construction and Remodeling is ready to help you enjoy your yard and home even more with a unique and quality deck. The perfect way to add space to your home, a deck, screened in porch, or four seasons room allows you to spend time soaking up the sun or enjoying the view in comfort.  At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we provide expertise and experience along with exceptional

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A deck that is in the process of being remodeled.

The Best Time to Remodel Your Deck

This year is the year that you will host the barbeque of your dreams. You’re finally ready, but that dilapidated old deck on the back of your house must go. You have never been more prepared for summer seasons chilling with a cold drink and a hot grill on a lounger overlooking the kids or the dog running with gleeful abandon in your backyard.   You can see this blissful scenario so clearly in your mind. However, right now, all you can see with your eyes is rotting wood, loose floorboards, rickety railings, and joists that are pulling away from your house. Where do you even begin to transform what’s in front of you to the deck design you will genuinely enjoy?  At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we specialize in bringing your grandest deck design vision to reality. Call us today to set up a free estimate, and keep on reading

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A man using a tape ruler to measure out a slab of wood to build a deck.

Should I Build a New Deck from Scratch or Recycle Old Material

  Do you have a well-loved deck that is in desperate need of updating? Around this time of year, people are spending more and more time outside enjoying the weather. You might notice the wear and tear on your current deck and be thinking about using a deck contractor to install a custom deck. You also might be thinking that a new, custom deck is not in the cards right now and way over your summer budget. Luckily for you, there are ways to upcycle your current deck into a new and fabulous one. Whether you choose a contractor to design and build a new deck for you, or you choose to do it yourself, we want to make sure you’re prepared and ready. At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we pride ourselves on our customer service. Call us today and see how we can help you spend more time outside.

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An example of Timbertech Azek Decking panels on a nicely finished deck with furniture.

Why We Love TimberTech Azek Decks

It’s official, the season has finally changed, and we’re all starting to think about spending more time outside. Do you have plans for a new deck? Or maybe now that snow is no longer covering your old deck, you can see it’s time for an upgrade. It’s been a long winter; perhaps it’s time for a deck that you can enjoy for many years to come, weathering those winters beautifully. If you would like a beautiful deck that won’t need refinishing, you might want to think about TimberTech Azek Decking. At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we have experience with all types of decking, and we love the way TimberTech Azek decking performs. We are here to help you learn about your deck options, and build a beautiful, long-lasting deck to enjoy this summer and many more. What is TimberTech Azek Decking? TimberTech Azek decking is premium capped polymer decking, made

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Hammer, nails and folding ruler on wood deck

4 Tips on the Perfect Timing for Deck Building

If you have been thinking about building a deck, one of the limiting factors holding you up might be when actually to start construction. Many people wonder when the best time for deck building is. At Dupont Construction and Remodeling, we specialize in deck building, as well as deck facelifts, screen porches, and four-season rooms. When a client comes to us with an idea to help them enjoy the outdoors while at home, we work hard to make that happen. If you are considering a new deck, or a renovation of your current deck but are wondering when is the right time, consider these factors before you jump into a new project. You will want to have all your ducks in a row, as the saying goes before you start building. 1. Consider Purpose   One of the first and most important things to consider is how will you be

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