Under-Decking for more outdoor space not just for looks, maximize your deck’s potential!
Convert the space under your deck into a dry patio area to add even more extra outdoor space to your yard! Not only does it finish off the look of the under side of your deck, it serves a purpose also keeps you dry.
Even if you already have an existing deck you can still add Under-Decking. Why is it such a nice addition to your deck? Read below:
There are many different types of Under-Decking Systems, you can read about 2 of them below:
Trex RainEscape is a unique under-deck drainage system that uses a network of troughs and downspout construction to keep rain, spills and snowmelt from dripping through elevated deck boards. Creating a dry space beneath the deck allows homeowners to create an outdoor living area by installing lights, ceiling fans, entertainment systems, outdoor kitchens and more.
Ideal for second-story decks, the TimberTech DrySpace™ product is an under-deck drainage system that collects and channels moisture from the spaces between planks. It is easily attached to new or existing deck joists. DrySpace is made of solid extruded vinyl for maximum strength, durability, and weather resistance, and comes with a 25-year limited warranty.
What a nice finish to this deck we built a couple years ago. They wanted an Under-Decking system installed this year and it really finished off this space!
If you are looking to have a deck face lift or build a deck this year, there’s still time! Contact Dupont Construction and Remodeling, Inc. We specialize in everything decking. Whether that be a new porch, a wrap around deck, under-decking, patio or a deck face lift 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
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New 16′ x 16′ AZEK maintenance free deck!
This new 16’ x 16’ deck doesn’t have stairs but it has size! It’s 256 sq ft of outdoor space! What a nice deck this one is!
The railing is a custom built black maintenance free railing in a continuous style with a wider drink rail top. It has black circular aluminum balusters and a matching Acacia deck board on top. It turned out great!
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What a difference a face lift can make!
This deck in White Bear Lake was older and showed it’s age. The family wanted to update their current deck to a composite deck so they could enjoy the beauty of a new deck and not have the maintenance that comes along with Cedar and Treated Pine Decking.
AZEK is what they chose to go with and I think it’s beautiful!
The existing deck is a 14′ x 16′ and we added 4′ wide stairs which is typical on our decks. This deck is 5′ off the ground and they wanted angled stairs, I think they really compliment this deck nicely. We also added 3 new 6″ x 6″ support posts to make the frame sturdy again.
The homeowners chose to use AZEK in Slate Grey with white fascia and a custom maintenance free railing in white as well. This one turned out so well and our home owners are very happy with there new face lift deck!
If you are looking to have a deck face lift or build a deck this 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 face lift 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
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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
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We just finished up this beautiful, large deck in St. Paul, MN. This large deck was finished in Cedar material with black post railing. This incredible deck will be a great place to enjoy many summer evenings with friends and family. The deck is only a few feet off the ground allowing for the stairway to be the width of the full deck. This allows for a grand statement piece off of their home. The enjoyment of having a deck in your own backyard that sets you apart. Whether you were just out enjoying the show at the Grandview Theater or enjoying a bite to eat at the Groveland Tap, it’s nice to come home and relax on your own deck! If you are looking for a new outdoor living space to enjoy for the summer, give us a call today and let’s design a deck that will fit your needs and wants for many years to come. Continue reading
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With summer coming to an end and the beautiful fall weather right around the corner we at Dupont Construction and Remodeling find ourselves spending even more time outside. If you and your family are finding that you haven’t really used your deck much this summer because it needs a face lift then we are here for you! Continue reading
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Tagged Custom Deck Construction MN, deck face lift, Deck refinishing
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Decks are the perfect gathering place in any home, especially during this time of year when the sun is shining and there is no snow in the forecast. If you are located in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area and are looking to build a new deck or replace your current deck, Dupont Construction and Remodeling is ready to assist you in whatever way we can. Our goal is to meet your custom deck construction needs at the highest standard while completing construction in a timely fashion. We want to make your experience with our Twin Cities remodeling company as easy as possible. Continue reading
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Nothing screams sunshine and summertime like a beautiful custom built deck in Woodbury, MN! Take some time to really enjoy the outdoors right off your back door! Dupont Construction and Remodeling is the best custom deck builder in Woodbury, MN! We can easily turn your deck dreams into reality! Our professionals specialize in building beautiful and affordable decks and porches for our clients. If you are looking for a quality deck builder, it’s time you call Dupont Construction and Remodeling! Continue reading
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There are lots of reasons to build a new deck, It adds value and living space to your home. And it gives you and your family a place to relax and enjoy during the warm and sunny spring and summer months as well as the cooler crisp autumn months. However before building your deck you should carefully consider all of the reasons that you are building this space and what functions this space will need to serve for you. This will help create a deck design that is not only inviting but also functional.
The first step when planning a deck is determining the decks future location. For this you will need to consider the following: What size do you want the deck to be? Is there a particular shape that you would like the deck to have? What about the surrounding landscaping?
Some of these features may be more important to you than others but you should always keep them in mind while planning your deck project.
Some additional factors to be considered are:
1. Access, will the deck be in a convenient location? is there going to be easy access to and from the deck? Are there any existing doors or walls that will need to be considered or possibly removed?
2. Direction, which direction does your residence face? This is extremely important because if you build your deck facing the sun, you might need to think about how you will get shade from the suns heat during a hot summer day. Maybe adding a pergola above the deck in this area. You may also need to consider the materials that you will be building a deck with. Wood will get incredibly hot during a sunny summer day making it uncomfortable to walk on with bare feet, while some of the decking composites that are available on the market today may be able to stay cooler in the full sun.
3. Privacy, this is very important. You must make sure that your deck design offers you privacy from your neighbors. There is nothing more annoying than sitting on your deck for a nice BBQ with your family only to see your neighbors smiling out their windows looking at you and your BBQ with their mouths watering. There are many options available to eliminate this type of scenario and a well designed deck should not have this problem.
4. Design and Flow, your new deck should look like an extension onto your existing house. This is where we come in. We custom design decks to flow with the existing character of your home to make your new deck compliment to your existing homes architecture and not appear to just be an afterthought that was thrown onto the house.
5. Materials, The most common deck building materials used are wood like cedar or Treated lumber. These can either be sealed or stained. However with all of the new composite decking and railing materials that are available it is important to explore all of your options and to consider all of the factors that are involved in the design of your deck when you are choosing your decking and railing materials. We can help you choose the materials that will look the best and serve your purposes for your deck project the best.
Once you have thought out all of the above considerations, it’s time to give us a call to help you design and build your beautiful new deck!
Our estimates are always free, call us today! Call our office at 763-753-9796.
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We just finished another unique, beautiful custom deck in New Hope, Minnesota. This deck was built with Azek decking in Silver Oak and a custom composite railing was installed using Trex in Woodland brown and black circular aluminum balusters. We then topped the railing with an Azek decking board in Silver Oak to tie everything together. This deck was also built with a custom design and shape in mind. You may notice the unique curved inner and outer shape of the deck, as well the the curved step down to the landing where the stairs lead down to the ground. We also built a custom matching storage bench where the customer can place thier deck furniture pillows and anything else that they want to store away and keep dry through the Winter. The customer was very happy with thier new deck and we know that they will get lots of enjoyment as well as lots of compliments on it’s unique design for many years to come. If you have a back yard project such as a deck, porch or four season addition in mind and would like to get a free estimate, call us today, we work year round and would be happy to come out and meet with you and give you a free estimate to make your back yard dreams come true. Call our office today at 763-753-9796!
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