5 Simple Ways to Renovate and Refresh Your Home Deck


The climate in Minnesota is varied, ranging from frigid and damp winters to sweltering summer heat, high humidity, and arctic wind. It stands to reason that anything we build outside our homes must be built tough to endure the elements. From moisture, frost action, and UV rays from the sun, the lifespan of your deck […]

Location’s Impact on Materials for the Deck

Backyard wooden deck floor boards with fresh brown stain

If you’re planning to build a deck, one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is which deck materials to use. Your location should be a significant factor in your decision. Different Materials for the deck will react differently to the elements and may require more or less maintenance in other climates. This […]

Weatherproofing Your Deck: A Guide for the Upcoming Winter

Backyard Deck in Winter

Winter is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about weatherproofing your deck for the harsh weather conditions ahead. Your deck is an important part of your home and should be protected from the elements to ensure it remains safe and in good condition. Snow, sleet, and rain can all damage wood and composite decks, […]

What To Know About a Deck Build Warranty

Carpenter Cutting Wood With Handheld Saw While Coworker Helping

A deck build warranty assures homeowners of a contractor’s commitment to replacing decking material due to manufacturer or contractor errors. Knowing the hired contractor will repair your deck if you aren’t pleased with the results is calming. Hiring a professional and experienced deck builder will give you peace of mind and avoid unexpected and irritating […]

Covered Decks and Patios Add Unique Style to Your Home

Covered decks or patios can give you more shade, increase your home’s curb appeal, and create a beautiful outdoor space you can’t help but spend time in. There are many deck and patio coverings, so choosing one can sometimes feel complicated. Read on to learn about the different coverings, their benefits, and some styling suggestions. […]

Get Cozy with 7 Deck Privacy Ideas

If you live on a busy road or have close neighbors, your deck space might feel too exposed to prying eyes for comfort. The sights and sounds of the elements around you might throw off the fun summer vibes you want to experience. Or, perhaps the view does not inspire you to spend much time […]

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 […]

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 […]

School at Home? Turn Your Home Deck into a Classroom

young boy student with backpack holding a back to school sign in front of a home deck

As the world changes, we all have to find new ways of adapting to the situation around us. More and more of us are spending large amounts of time in our homes and are looking for ways to make the most of the space we have. From transforming bedrooms to crafting study spaces, every nook […]

Will Adding a Deck Increase My Home’s Resale Value?

happy man enjoying a drink on a deck outside his home

In the current property market, getting an excellent price for your house can be a challenge. As a homeowner, you will want to do everything you can to sell your home and add value to every square foot. However, there may be one area you have yet to consider: did you know that a deck […]

7 Signs Your Deck Needs a Facelift

lumber and screws

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 […]

How to Budget for a New Deck

rocking chair on porch

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 […]