It’s Hip to Be Square — But So Are Curved Patios and Decks

A curved patio with wooden stairs.

We tend to think of houses as many right angles, from a square lot to a square living room. But that doesn’t mean your deck has to be square too. Curved patios and decks offer several advantages compared to a more traditional design, but they often go overlooked. Below, we outline some of the pros […]

Deck, Outdoor Screen Porch, or 4 Season Room – How to Choose

An outdoor screen porch with an outdoor sectional and rug.

Do you want to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and improve the value of your home? An outdoor living addition such as a deck, outdoor screen porch, or 4 season room can boost your home’s value and provide a nice return on your investment.  And yet, how do you choose which addition is the […]

7 Ideas for Deck Lighting

The garland of light bulbs hanging on the wooden terrace

What’s your preferred way to use your deck – to host gatherings, catch some sun, or sit out looking at the stars? Regardless of its use, decking offers a wonderful addition to any home. However, as it gets darker in the evenings, using your decking can become difficult. Luckily, deck lighting can improve your decking […]

How To Maximize The Space On A Small Deck

A house with a small deck styled with furniture and plants.

Having access to a backyard deck or patio offers an expansion of your home to include the outdoors. A well-built and maintained deck can provide enjoyment for you and your family for many years. You don’t have to have the largest deck to get enjoyment out of it.  Just like other rooms in your home, […]

Family Friendly Custom Decks to Get Everyone Outside 

Family on their custom deck having a BBQ.

Summertime is the season for spending time outdoors. If you have little ones, you may be trying to get them away from the screens and into the sunshine. One great solution is to plan an outdoor space built with their needs in mind. Your outdoor custom deck can make a perfect space for the family […]

What is Composite Decking?

A professional installing composite decking with a power drill.

One of the most versatile building materials is composite decking. But what is composite decking?  We are here to help in the process of creating your dream deck. By using composite decking, we feel like we’re working with a sustainable and easy-to-maintain product. Keep reading for more information on what makes this such a great […]

Is Hiring a Custom Deck Company Worth It?

custom deck company building a deck and patio

Adding a new deck to your home or renovating an existing structure may seem like a project you can handle yourself. However, if there is one thing you can learn from watching HDTV home renovation shows, there are always surprises along the way. That’s why calling a custom deck company to design and build your […]

Choosing the Right Deck and Patio Builder for Your Project

deck and patio builders discussing a building plan

Patios and decks are so unique because they are an extension of our homes. When we build or remodel one, we are investing in our personal space and family time. Finding deck and patio builders who can be trusted and provide outstanding work is essential. Any construction company should be able to check individual boxes […]

The Best Covered Deck Ideas

friends having fun on a covered deck

You may see snow outside your window right now. It’s the perfect time to start thinking about covered deck ideas! Dupont Decks has maintained the Better Business Bureau’s highest rating over the past 12 years. The owners are local homeowners who are proud to serve their neighbors in Central Minnesota. Deck Building and Restoration Services […]

Protect Your Deck This Winter With These Tips

young couple enjoying their deck in winter

As the long days of autumn draw to a close, winter is snapping at our heels. The weather turns colder, the rainfall increases, and our homes and yards can become more vulnerable. Taking time to protect your deck for winter is the best way to preserve your deck’s longevity. This maintenance and care will allow […]

How to Decorate a Deck with Plants

woman on a deck decorated with plants

Have you recently moved and now finally own that beautiful deck you’ve always wanted? Maybe you are already a homeowner but are looking to re-decorate for better entertainment ambience? Perhaps you have realized it is time to add plant life into your mix of decor?  In this article, we will explore how to decorate a […]

How to Prepare Your Deck for Fall

happy friends grilling on a barbecue on a wooden deck in the autumn

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, thoughts turn to the best way to prepare your deck for fall. The last days of the sun mean that many of us are preparing to pack up the garden, ready for the harsh winter weather.  An essential element of this includes keeping our decks in […]