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If you are looking to have a deck facelift or build a deck this spring/summer look no further then Dupont Construction and Remodeling. We specialize in everything decking. Whether that be a new porch, a wrap around deck, patio, fireplace or a deck facelift we know how to make your outdoor living space perfect to accommodate your family. Give us a call today and lets talk your dream outdoor living space. 763-753-9796 or 651-674-5699
Amazing Before and After Deck – Or work is our word!
Like anything else in your home your deck too needs maintenance. Instead of doing the bare minimum repairs this year to your deck and not happy with the end result, give us a call and lets talk a deck facelift or new build. A deck facelift allows you to enjoy your deck again by making changes you wish you had done the first time around. The most common change those who do a deck facelift make is changing out the material from natural wood to AZEK maintenance free material. This cuts down on your work each year in maintaining your deck. Others like to stick with the natural material for cost and look. This deck is what we call a combination deck. It uses maitenance free AZEK materials and cedar. It’s a beautiful combination and the smell is amazing!
The owners chose to do the decking material with AZEK composite materials and the railings with cedar. We added black aluminum curved baluster and a AZEK cocktail railing. The cocktail railing is the second most common factor people choose to do when building their deck. The cocktail railing allows you to put your drink down anywhere along the edges of your deck, making it a great accessory for entertaining family and friends. This gives the deck a large area for entertaining and the deck now extends to the width of the home.
If you are looking to have a deck facelift or build a deck this summer look no further than Dupont Construction and Remodeling. We specialize in everything decking. Whether that be a new porch, a wrap around deck, patio, fireplace or a deck facelift we know how to make your outdoor living space perfect to accommodate your family. Give us a call today and lets talk your dream outdoor living space. 763-753-9796 or 651-674-5699
We look forward to helping you enjoy your outdoor space with the deck of your dreams!
AZEK & TimberTech decks come in a variety of colors and textures. From natural browns and refined reds to on-trend white and grays, scroll through our robust color collections to design your dream deck.
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Spring is finally here and it is finally time to start enjoying your time outside again with friends and family. If you live in Minnesota grilling on a back deck is as common as owning a boat or going camping on the weekends. If you own a deck but it needs a serious face-lift then look no further than Dupont Construction and Remodeling. If you don’t have a deck yet but have finally decided outdoor living space has become a must than give us a call and we can start designing your dream deck that is best for you and your family.
The photo’s above show a cedar deck that we built and maintenance free deck that was also built by Dupont. They both look incredible!
The first thing to know when choosing your deck materials is that all decks use treated lumber for the framing. The framing is the structural part of your deck that you wouldn’t see unless you were under the deck. So when deciding which material to choose it usually involves only the materials that would make up the decking surface, railings, and if you have stairs.
Two Main Categories
You have two main categories when choosing your deck material: natural wood or man-made composite – of course there are lots of options within each of these categories. The most popular products if you choose natural wood are treated lumber and cedar and the most popular products if you choose man-made are composites, PVC and vinyl from manufactures like Timber Tech and Azek.
The majority of decks built today are made of wood. The main reason why people are choosing wood materials is for the initial cost savings. Which can be really nice up front but they require a lot more work. The main reason people choose composite or man-made deck materials is for the low maintenance required.
The Final Question
So what deck material should you choose? There are numerous factors to evaluate before making your final decision. So to help you make your decision ask yourself: How will the deck be used? Is it in a shaded area or in direct sun light? How long do you plan to stay in your home? Do you have the money to hire someone to do the deck maintenance or will you be doing it yourself? Who will be building your deck? As you can see the questions are endless, but if you can answer these few questions then you should have a basic idea of what type of deck material you should use when building your deck.
If you are considering building a deck this spring or summer give us a call today and we can discuss your custom desires in your future deck. Don’t forget we also do custom deck facelifts; whether you need to do a complete tear down or just change it up a bit we are the company to call. A deck is a great addition to any home that give additional living space for you and your family and friends to enjoy. Plus there are many benefits including an increase in the value of your home. So give us a call today to talk about your deck. 763-753-9796
Here is a new 16’ x 12’ deck with a 4’ x 4’ bump out at the top and stairs 4’ wide,
leading down to a lower 4’ x 4’ landing and then continuing down to the
We don’t just built new decks we also can help you with your patio needs, as you can see on the after photo. We also do custom fireplaces railings and more! Who knew you could have so much custom outdoor living space. Contact us and we can help you design your dream backyard!
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If you are considering building a deck this summer give us a call today and we can discuss your custom desires in your future deck. Don’t forget we also do custom deck facelifts; whether you need to do a complete tear down or just change it up a bit we are the company to call. A deck is a great addition to any home that give additional living space for you and your family and friends to enjoy. Plus there are many benefits including an increase in the value of your home. So give us a call today to talk about your deck. 763-753-9796
Unsteady, wobbly, or otherwise unstable railings are a safety hazard and a sure sign that a new deck is in order. Simply bracing wobbly railings or hammering in new nails is not a good solution.
Railings can lose their sturdiness from heavy leaning, (they are, after all, a solid boundary people like to stand near) or from extensive rotting or damage to the deck itself.
Test the strength of your railings by wobbling them a bit or safely leaning against them. Healthy decks will have railings that feel as strong as steel. Any wobbliness means it’s time to contact a decking company right away.
To make sure no one leans against an unsteady railing. Put up caution tape or orange cones. This is especially important if the deck is not at ground level.
If you walk across your deck and you can visibly see the boards bowing or rotting or if you walk across your deck and the boards sag, it’s definitely time to consider a new deck. Pay attention to where the sagging is occurring, sagging could be the result of water damage to joists or to the floorboards themselves, please use caution. Also, inspect the ends of the boards that piece together your deck floor. If they show signs of rotting or softening, especially if the material is wood, it’s time for a new deck.
YOUR DECK MIGHT SIMPLY JUST BE TOO OLD
If you’ve purchased your house from previous owners, you may not be sure of your deck’s age. A new deck is definitely in order if your deck is too old or past building code regulations. Research building regulations in your area so that you can make sure your deck doesn’t violate codes. Check your deck’s age against these regulations. If your deck is too old
The posts that support your deck are essential to its strength and long life. Posts hold up joists which hold up the decking itself.
It’s important for your posts to be connected securely to joists and flooring. Inspect the stability of your posts by giving them a good shake. Any wobbling means an immediate safety hazard–call a decking company right away.
Also, pay attention to how your posts are secured to the joists. These should be secured with heavy-duty bolts or other metal work. If they’re held together by standard nails, this isn’t secure enough of a connection. It’s time for a new deck!
If your joists are made of wood, it’s especially important to inspect them for damage, rotting, or sagging. Don’t just take a glimpse of them while you’re walking around your house–actually touch them and get under the deck if possible.
Joists are what keep your deck together and hold it up. It’s important to inspect your joists regularly because they can be a direct cause for collapsed decks or porches.
Warning signs that it’s time to get a new deck include rotting wood and material that’s soft to the touch. Joists can become unstable as a result of water damage or even termite infestations.
Contact a decking company right away if your joists so signs of extensive damage, and make sure to not use your deck until it is replaced.
Deck safety means your safety, and it’s important to recognize the signs that it’s time to replace your deck. Homeowners should check in on their deck stability on a regular basis to ensure that all household members stay safe.
Signs that you are in need of a new deck include damaged or rotting joists and deck floorboards, which could result from water damage or pest infestations. Pay close attention to the way posts are secured to the deck itself, and check in on the age of your deck to make sure it fits building regulations.
It’s also imperative to inspect ledger board quality and your railing’s stability.
Louis and Doodle enjoy lounging on their deck, and just like you they want to relax this summer and not have to worry about their deck peeling, spending time on painting or staining. That’s why they recommend a maintenance free deck!
Expanding your property by adding a deck is a quality investment that will raise property values, as long as it is safe, secure and up to code. What type of interest are you looking to add to your property? Maybe you like the idea of an outdoor kitchen with a custom fireplace and built in grill…we’ve created a masterpiece like that at least once and we can do it again, to your specifications. The options for a fireplace, entire kitchen, hot tub, built-in storage or seating are endless. Your outdoor living possibilities are only limited to your mind and the code your city enforces.
Outdoor Living Spaces | Licensed Minnesota Builder
Are you looking into addition ideas for your home? Ever thought about expanding your outdoor living space? Dupont Construction is a local Minnesota Outdoor Living Contractor that specializes in building outdoor spaces custom designed with our client’s mind. Deck additions, deck facelifts, we even specialize in fireplace construction! Whatever you have in mind, our licensed builders can bring to your property.
Outdoor Living is a Long Term Investment
There are many things we purchase today that will just be thrown out or used up within just a couple of months, even weeks. Instead, why not invest in your home, our completed construction will be lasting addition that adds both value and square footage. Contact Dupont Construction and Remodeling today and soon enjoy the daily benefits of outdoor living. Call 763-753-9796.
Spring is in the air and summer will be here before we know it. So you’ve made the decision that you would like to add a deck to your home. Excellent decision! You will undoubtedly enjoy the many benefits of having a deck, not to mention the increased value to your home, a deck can provide. However, you may be wondering which of the many different kinds of decks is right for you and your home. Depending on your budget, long-term maintenance goals, and your household’s specific needs, you may favor one type of deck over another. Below, review the different kinds of decks that may be an option for you and your home.
Wood is the most common type of deck. There are numerous of different types of wood, giving you a good amount of design flexibility and a number of different look options. Including cedar, and others. Wood decks tend to be the least expensive, with simple “pressure treated” wood being the cheapest of them all (some exotic woods can elevate prices significantly). However, the trade-off is that wood decks require a much greater amount of care and maintenance to prolong their life. You will need to consistently re-seal a wooden deck in order to keep it in top shape, and frequent coats of paint or stain will be necessary if you want to maintain a specific look.
Composite deck boards are composed of a mixture of recycled plastic mixed with wood fibers. This creates a durable material available in a wide variety of colors which is a lot more resistant to weather than a traditional wood deck. These are also usually more pest-resistant than normal wood as well, making them a little more reliable in areas where termites tend to be a major issue. While they tend to be higher in cost, they do not have the same look as a traditional wood deck, and likewise have a different feel, as well. They don’t typically have the maintenance that a traditional wood deck has, which is why these decks are becoming more common.
Please call us with any questions you may have, we are always happy to answer any questions.
If you’re ready to move forward on your custom deck project, give us a call today at (763) 753-9796 for a free estimate.
Are you the type of people who envy your neighbors who are outside spending time on their porch, deck, or patio this summer? And are you someone who has a hard time making decisions like whether you should choose to build a deck or a patio and wonder where would I spend more time? Well if so then we are here for you! Dupont Construction and Remodeling are here to make your dream projects come true. So now is time for the decision what do you want!?
If your house is in dire need of some outdoor space, adding a deck or patio can increase your square foot without robbing your children of their college educations. Each option offered an area to gather with friends and family, grill out, and relax. The most common way to decide often relies on ones budget, space and needs. Starting with a patio. A patio is often times concrete or done using stone, tile, pavers or other materials to create the foundation. The first problem with this is most patios if not done in concrete, require constant maintenance to keep grass from growing between each piece, keeping them level, and replacing cracks, breaks or other problems. Another problem with choosing a patio is they have to be on ground level so if your home is built on a hill it will require additional work to make a level ground area. Today’s patios might feature accessories like built in fire pits, barbecues, seating areas, the list can go on and on to make them a perfect relaxation area. There are more accessories that can be added on to a patio but many of them can be added to a deck as well.
Why choose a deck over a patio for your outdoor living space? The list is endless. With building a deck today you have an option to choose between wood or vinyl for the material. One of the best things about choosing vinyl is the low maintenance the material provides. The low maintenance decks may be more expensive up front but over the years of owning your deck it can save you in the long run with time and money. Decks may be built off of the lower floor of a home, such as a living room or kitchen, or they might be added to an upper level room or even on a rooftop setting. With all of these options building a deck really allows you to choose exactly how and where you want your deck. Another great thing about decks is the endless list of options from enclosed decks, covered decks, multi level decks, how they can be built around hot tubs or pools, the options really are endless which makes decks much more popular than a patio. Finally decks can be customized with just about everything a patio can from built in seating, barbecues, shaded or screened-in to even adding value to your home. So the final question comes down to what does your family need for an outdoor area now and in the future. Don’t mater what you decide choose Dupont Construction and Remodeling to handle your dream project!