Two Decades of Quality Deck Building

How to Choose the Right Decking Materials for Your Project

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Building a deck is an exciting project that adds value, functionality, and visual appeal to your outdoor space. Whether you’re dreaming of serene summer nights outdoors or lively weekend gatherings, the materials underfoot play a crucial role in your deck’s appearance, durability, and maintenance requirements. With a myriad of options, ranging from natural wood to […]

Screened in Serenity: Creating Your Perfect Porch Oasis

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The warm summer months are best enjoyed in a perfect outdoor space with friends. It’s even better if that’s your own home. A back porch oasis is the perfect way to relax, host, and cherish memories in your home for many years.  Building a porch oasis doesn’t need to be intimidating. With a few easy […]

Caring for Covered Decks in Cold Weather: All You Need to Know

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In the warmer months, we can enjoy decks in various ways, but that changes as winter approaches. Caring for covered decks in cold weather is vital for keeping them in good shape as long as possible. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to show you how to protect them during chilly months.  Dupont Decks […]

5 Simple Ways to Renovate and Refresh Your Home Deck

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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 […]

6 Must-Have Upgrades for Updating Your Home’s Deck

6 Must-Have Upgrades for Updating Your Home's Deck

6 Must-Have Upgrades for Updating Your Home’s Deck Your deck has served you well over the years, and now it’s time to make it more of the outdoor entertainment space you want. Here are six must-have upgrades for updating your home’s deck, from composite decking material to in-built seating. The best part? Depending on your […]

Should You Add a Privacy Fence to Your Deck?

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Your deck is a private oasis of personal relaxation. Whether you lay out lounge chairs, incorporate a hot tub, or build an outdoor kitchen, your deck is a space that is 100% you. Of course, with neighbors close by, sometimes achieving that complete sense of relaxing isolation requires an elegant screen.  Privacy fences have been […]

Add Ambiance and Warmth With an Outdoor Deck Fireplace

Add Ambiance and Warmth With an Outdoor Deck Fireplace

A warm and cozy outdoor deck fireplace creates a charm for personal spaces. From the stunning appearance to the capacity for entertainment, outdoor decks are suitable for fire elements. You can capitalize on your personal property to create your desired ambiance. With appropriate attention to detail and planning, you can have a fireplace installed on […]

What To Look for in a Quality Screened Porch Builder

What To Look for in a Quality Screened Porch

What To Look for in a Quality Screened Porch Builder Most people looking to utilize their outdoor space usually choose between a deck, porch, or patio. Still, only one of them will give you the whole experience of the amazing outdoors: a screened porch. So, if you have the idea of constructing a screen porch, […]

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. […]

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

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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 […]

5 Custom Deck Boxes and Other Built-In Deck Features

If you’re looking to create the deck of your dreams, we have you covered. You can make the ultimate outdoor space using custom deck boxes and built-in deck features such as storage benches, seating, and outdoor kitchens. If you’re thinking about maximizing your outdoor space, reach out to Dupont Decks today. We’ll help you create […]

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

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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 […]

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