FAQ

Can any porch be screened in?

Yes, you can screen in any type of porch. A screened porch creates a welcoming environment free from mosquitos in the summer and a cozy space protected from rains and snow in the winter, allowing you and your family to embrace the outdoors year-round. Our licensed team of contractors will help you create the space you want for your home.

Do I need a permit to screen in my porch?

Depending on where you live, you may need a permit to screen in your porch. Requirements may vary by county, so double-check before beginning your project to ensure you have everything you need to get started. Our team of contractors is licensed and insured to deliver the results you desire. We will be more than happy to consult with you about permits for screened-in porches for your area.

How long does a screened porch last?

A screened porch will last as long as you maintain it, with well-maintained screened porches lasting anywhere from six to eight years before requiring repair. The lifespan depends on the materials used and the climate conditions in your area. Continuing repairs can extend the life of your porch, although sometimes a remodel is the best option for replacing old supports after strenuous use or exposure to extreme elements.

Can my screened porch be weather-proofed?

Any screened porch can benefit from weather-proofing, and there are several ways to do so. Weather-proofing will keep the area comfortable no matter the weather. It also can minimize the effect the elements have on your porch, making it last longer before needing repair. Weather-proofing your screened porch is a relatively straightforward procedure, and our licensed contractors will be happy to complete this process for you.

Will a screened porch increase the resale value of my home?

A screened space may increase the price of your home as long as it shows evidence of a quality installation and maintenance to keep it in top condition over the years. The screening adds value to your home by expanding its footage, making it an appealing addition for many homebuyers. By creating an attractive and comfortable outdoor setting in your home that is safe from the elements, the value of your home can increase.

Can a four-season porch really be used year-round?

A four-season porch is functional all year, providing a safe, bright room for you and your family to enjoy. Regardless of the weather, a four-season room allows you to enjoy a meal, entertain guests, or relax by thoroughly insulated windows. Your home will feel more open while adding valuable space and warm sunlight. A four-season porch is a gorgeous addition to your home that celebrates seasonal ambiance, no matter the season.

How much space do I need to add a four-season porch to my home?

You can design any space to be suitable for all seasons, but for a four-season porch to count as a livable space, it must have heating and cooling like the rest of the home and be an extension of the home. Measure the area for a new build to get an idea of what the room will look like and decide from there. Our consultants are also happy to advise on converting a porch into a four-season room.

About how long does it take to have a four-season porch added to my home?

You can expect the process to take up to four to six weeks to complete for proper installation, however it also depends on the size of the porch. The timeframe is shorter compared to other renovation projects. Our professional contractors take the time necessary to provide you with exceptional quality, exceeding your expectations and providing a hassle-free clean-up.

Can my deck be in any condition to remodel it?

Our contractors can deliver a quality remodel of your deck when it is safe to do so. Some components might be impossible to replace safely. If the cost to do a total facelift on a deck is similar to a brand new deck, we will recommend building a new one.

What capabilities does Dupont Decks have when it comes to remodeling decks and porches?

As a small, family-owned business, we use a tight-knit crew to deliver quality results for your home project. We can present our current state builder’s license and insurance if you’d like, as we firmly believe our work is our word and want to work with you to meet and exceed your expectations. With over twenty years of experience in construction and remodeling, you can rest assured knowing that your project is in good hands.

Can Dupont Decks remodel decks and porches during the winter months?

The frozen ground makes it more difficult to do construction work and will slow the process, if not halt it. Tarping may help shield contractors from some elements, but it is easier to work without it. Poor conditions make it riskier for contractors to work, meaning you sacrifice quality. For the best results, late spring and mid-fall are the most efficient and comfortable times of year to focus on construction.