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Deck and Porch Builders in Minneapolis, MN

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Prescreened Deck and Porch Installers in Minneapolis, MN

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Dustoff Renovations, LLC
(612) 852-8631
Areas of Expertise
  • Custom Concrete Sinks,Counter tops, Fire Place Hearths,
  • Bathroom Remodels, Kitchen Remodels, Additions, Basements, Attic Dormers
  • Concrete Resurfacing/Polishing ,Epoxy floors, Stamped/Stained Overlays
  • Stucco, Sprayed and Troweled Concrete, Repaired finish matched
  • Custom Carpentry, Stairs, Cabinets, Crown Moldings, Doors, Custom Wood Stain matches
Featured Review

"I have a 1910 Craftsman Bungalow style home. I needed to install a new mirror in the original bathroom cabinet and didn't have a clue how to get it done without ruining the antique frame. Dustin made it look fabulous, keeping the original casing intact. It is difficult to find someone that appreciates these early 1900 homes and believes in restoring and keeping the original look. He is very talented and was most informative on all aspects of future projects that we have in mind. He gave advise on all levels that was most appreciated. Dustin was a joy to work with and I will definitely call on him again in the future. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone needing his services."

- meline J. from minneapolis, MN
Home Pro America
(360) 467-2515
Areas of Expertise
  • Decks
  • Roofing
  • Gutters
  • Insulation
  • Siding
Featured Review

"Awesome work, well built deck"

- charles K. from minneapolis, MN
K2 Custom Exteriors
(952) 693-4119
Areas of Expertise
  • Decks
Featured Review

"carpenters were friendly, highly skilled and very personable. worked relentlessly in extreme heat, and rain. very conscientious about their work , even making sure all screws and nails were in a perfectly straight line"

- jon R. from minneapolis, MN
FirstHand Construction, LLC
(855) 255-3349
Areas of Expertise
  • Carpentry
  • Repairs
  • Construction projects around your home
  • Home repairs
Featured Review

"Jesse, is great to work with while building our deck. He is honest and his bid was very reasonable. His team came in did what they said they would, at the scheduled time to do the work, no. Jesse's crew, worked well with our footing contractor GolithTech, which Jesse, suggested we check out. GT was also great company. Nice call, and thanks for everything!"

- mark F. from ham lake, MN
Chief Concepts, LLC
(612) 852-8998
Areas of Expertise
  • Decks
Featured Review

"Mark communicated in a clear and timely way throughout the course of the project. The crew that built our deck and pergola did an excellent job, completing the task in less than two work days at the peak of a busy summer season. Neighbors and friends remarked on the quality of the work. We're really pleased!"

- matt G. from minneapolis, MN
Total Contracting and Improvements, LLC
(612) 852-8762
Areas of Expertise
  • Deck Build and Repair
  • All Seasons Patio Builds
  • Basement Refinishing or Remodeling
Featured Review

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Art Quality Renovations Corporation
(612) 524-4321
Areas of Expertise
  • Handyman
  • tile
  • framing
  • floors
  • egress
Featured Review

"Ivan did 3 projects for me. I'm very happy with the results. Timing was awesome! The projects were completed in under a week. Ivan has good communication skills and had good follow up. I will definitely use Ivan again."

- louanne C. from minneapolis, MN
J. Hruska Construction
(612) 524-4455
Areas of Expertise
Featured Review

"Jim is great to work with, trustworthy, works to complete the project within the homeowners timeframe."

- mark T. from minneapolis, MN
Kestner Construction Co.
(866) 730-9535
Areas of Expertise
  • All residential construction fields.
Featured Review

"Kestner Construction was great to work with. We especially appreciated the prompt, friendly communication before and after contract signing, the reasonable price and detailed cost breakdown, and the quality work on our beautiful new deck."

- jill P. from andover, MN

Cost to Build or Replace a Deck or Non-Masonry Porch in Minneapolis

Most homeowners spent between:
$5,462 - $11,954
Average Cost:
$8,939
Min cost:
$3,000
Max cost:
$19,000

Unscreened Deck Builders in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bahn Construction Services, Inc.
8126 121st Lane North
Champlin, MN 55316
Grandview Decks, Inc.
2952 Xenwood Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
SCC Kitchen, Bath And Home
14140 Northdale Boulevard
Rogers, MN 55374
Lakehill Construction
720 Marigold Dr S
Cambridge, MN 55008
Fine Carpentry Solutions, LLC
10301 University Ave.
Blaine, MN 55434

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Ideas & Inspiration from Minneapolis Deck Builders


Minneapolis Deck Installation

A deck isn't just a deck in the Twin Cities. From a lifestyle perspective, it's a place to socialize, relax, and entertain. And from a homeowner perspective, it's paramount to adding extra square footage and good looks to your home. Anyway you slice it, few home improvements have as much potential to add to your quality of life and your home's value as choosing to install deck in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or anywhere else in the greater metropolitan area.

Minnesota Climate

Some might argue that spending big bucks on an outdoor home improvement in the coldest major metropolitan area in the continental United States doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Ask any Minneapolis deck builder, however, and you'll hear otherwise. Minneapolis-St. Paul's long winters don't discourage people from using their decks, they just make decks all that more valuable and popular when spring and summer do finally roll around. Add to that the tough and resilient mindset of people who call Minnesota home, and you'll find that Twin City deck owners make use of their decks in weather that would have most Americans on the coasts running for cover.

Costs

As attractive as installing a new deck onto your home is to most homeowners in the Twin Cities, it's important to plan ahead for how much one of these projects is going to set you back. Be forewarned, Minneapolis deck installation is not a cheap undertaking. HomeAdvisor collects data on all projects in the Twin Cities that start out as contractor referrals in our system, and based on that information, the average cost to install deck in Minneapolis runs about $8,000, though they can run as little as $3,500, and reaching as high as $14,000. To be honest, that's more expensive than in most other major cities that we service, and Minnesota's brutal climate probably is as much to blame as any other factor. Cut rate materials simply won't last in the face of Minneapolis-St. Paul weather, making it necessary in most cases to spend a little more for quality decking.

Materials

A deck is only as good as the material it's made out of, and that goes double for decks in Minneapolis-St. Paul. As a resident of the Twin Cities, you're well aware of the rough and tumble combination of weather systems that regularly cross Minnesota. From arctic blasts in winter to violent prairie thunderstorms in spring and summer, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area gets more than its fair share of extreme weather. That's why, when you ask professional deck builders, Minneapolis is a prime location for using materials of higher-than-average strength and durability.

  • Pressure Treated Lumber— This is the old standby for Minneapolis deck builders, and if you're on a tight budget, this might be your only option. In an ideal situation, a properly maintained deck built from pressure treated lumber should last in the neighborhood of 15 years before it starts to show significant signs of wear. In Minneapolis-St. Paul, however, 15 years is a very generous estimate.

  • Redwood and Cedar—Because of their natural ability to resist weather and insects, redwood and cedar are excellent choices for folks in Minneapolis. Deck builders have long said that these materials are worth the larger initial investment and most homeowners agree that in both looks and longevity, they're worth every penny. As an added bonus, because both are technically "soft woods," they splinter less than other wood species, which is good news for decking. If you go this route, it's worth the extra expense to invest in heartwood versus other cuts of these species, since the heartwood demonstrates the highest level of natural resistance to the elements.

  • Ipe—This South American hardwood is creating a lot of buzz in Minneapolis. Deck builders are not always familiar with ipe, as it is relatively new to the market and is so hard that it requires special tools and techniques to work with. Ipe is rumored to last up to 40 years if you completely neglect it, and a lifetime if you maintain it properly. Be aware, however: The long life and good looks of an ipe deck come with a price — and a high one at that.

  • Composite Decking—Composite decking is produced by combining sawdust and other "waste" wood, plastics, and a bonding resin, under high pressure to form planks. The result is a virtually maintenance-free, flexible, and attractive alternative to solid wood decks. When it comes to composite decks, it is worth the investment in the highest-quality planks you can afford, as some lesser-quality composites will eventually take on the very problems they were designed to withstand.

    Options
    While no one will deny the hardiness of the folks who call the Twin Cities home, the bitter winters will eventually drive just about anyone indoors after a certain date. This is why very fancy deck additions like outdoor kitchens that are popular in other areas of the country simply might not be the best investment in Minnesota. Two deck additions that are worth looking into, however, are enclosures and heating devices. If you get the right portable heater or install the right outdoor fireplace and couple this heat source with a wind barrier and/or retractable roofing, you may very well be able to squeeze a few more weeks (or even months) into your decks annual usage.

    Deck Builders

    Minneapolis deck builders have a pretty tough job. While other areas of the country are a bit more forgiving to their deck builders, Minneapolis is a particularly harsh climate for any exposed woodwork. Do-it-yourself deck installations are typically not advised in any area where the weather can ruin your investment in a hurry if you make a few beginners mistakes, but in Minneapolis-St. Paul, even the pros need to be extra careful to cross all their t's and dot their i's.

    As a homeowner, one of the best things you can do to ensure a deck installation that will hold up is listen to the advice from your deck builders. Minneapolis can eat up a deck in no time, and while you might imagine a professional suggesting a more costly material or more intricate design having only profit on his or her mind, the fact is, Minnesota demands a more significant investment than other areas when it comes to deck installation!