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Top 10 Carpenters near La Verne, CA

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Ivy Builders
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Ivy Builders

Excellent 4.9

(26)

Excellent 4.9

(26)

Deck or Porch Repair, Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition

In high demand
Licensed pro
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves La Verne, CA
Denise M. says, "We have worked with a number of contractors over the years, but Travis and Ivy Builders were different. There was a level of pride and accountability that I have not experienced before now. The crew would clean up after each day of work, which was very helpful given we did such a major renovation. The transformation of the house is incredible. We removed interior walls, added a shower to bathroom, moved the kitchen and opened up 45 feet of bi-fold doors around the new living space. This was a huge undertaking that required new footers and significant structural work. Travis instilled confidence that everything was under control and that he wasn't going to cut corners and jeopardize the integrity of the structure. We are already saving and planning for the next project."See more
Denise M. says, "We have worked with a number of contractors over the years, but Travis and Ivy Builders were different. There was a level of pride and accountability that I have not experienced before now. The crew would clean up after each day of work, which was very helpful given we did such a major renovation. The transformation of the house is incredible. We removed interior walls, added a shower to bathroom, moved the kitchen and opened up 45 feet of bi-fold doors around the new living space. This was a huge undertaking that required new footers and significant structural work. Travis instilled confidence that everything was under control and that he wasn't going to cut corners and jeopardize the integrity of the structure. We are already saving and planning for the next project."
Avatar for Salas Maintenance Welding Repairs
Avatar for Salas Maintenance Welding Repairs
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Salas Maintenance Welding Repairs
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Salas Maintenance Welding Repairs

Excellent 4.9

(37)

Excellent 4.9

(37)

Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition

Great value
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves La Verne, CA
JVon G. says, "I had a Section of Chain Link Fence 12 feet long. 4 feet tall that was Added to an existing Chain Link Fence already on my home property. That 12 foot Section was always missing due to trees & brush. Once the trees & brush were removed I put a request on thumbtack for that 12 foot Section to be replaced. Initially, no Company Showed interest in this project And I had to repost it twice. Finally Alfred Salas welding company accepted the project with a very reasonable quote. They came out with the materials and did an outstanding Job with the 12 foot Section of Chain Link Fence. Alfred specializes In Cast-Iron Driveway Gates fixing, Mending and Welding those kinds of Gates mainly. Yet, is also able to handle different materials besides Cast Iron..in this case Chain Link. It extremely difficult to find someone to mend, fix or replace chain link fencing because it is Usually the extremely unreasonably priced Chain Link Fence Companies who want to Corner the market on projects like this..but be careful If you hire a Chain Link Company it will be extremely costly for even a small section of chain link. Alfred Salas was able to keep the cost of material and labor within my budget and I very much appreciate the quality of work done for the budget that I had. Thanks Alfred a job well done!!"See more
JVon G. says, "I had a Section of Chain Link Fence 12 feet long. 4 feet tall that was Added to an existing Chain Link Fence already on my home property. That 12 foot Section was always missing due to trees & brush. Once the trees & brush were removed I put a request on thumbtack for that 12 foot Section to be replaced. Initially, no Company Showed interest in this project And I had to repost it twice. Finally Alfred Salas welding company accepted the project with a very reasonable quote. They came out with the materials and did an outstanding Job with the 12 foot Section of Chain Link Fence. Alfred specializes In Cast-Iron Driveway Gates fixing, Mending and Welding those kinds of Gates mainly. Yet, is also able to handle different materials besides Cast Iron..in this case Chain Link. It extremely difficult to find someone to mend, fix or replace chain link fencing because it is Usually the extremely unreasonably priced Chain Link Fence Companies who want to Corner the market on projects like this..but be careful If you hire a Chain Link Company it will be extremely costly for even a small section of chain link. Alfred Salas was able to keep the cost of material and labor within my budget and I very much appreciate the quality of work done for the budget that I had. Thanks Alfred a job well done!!"

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Does adding a porch increase home value?

A porch may increase your home’s value and boost its curb appeal. However, you’ll need to do your research to understand what types of home upgrades can attract potential buyers.

How much is a porch?

It costs about $5,000-$10,000 to build a small, basic porch, according to HGTV. Prefabricated porches typically cost around $10,000-$30,000. Larger, custom-made porches can cost as much as $50,000. 

To find out exactly how much your porch will cost, request a cost estimate from a porch builder near you.

Does a porch need foundations?

Yes, your porch should have a foundation that adheres to your local building codes. You can often find this information online. You can also consult your porch builder and ask for their help when navigating building codes.

What is a sleeping porch?

A sleeping porch is a screened balcony or deck that contains sleep furnishings and cool breezes. If you live in a region that experiences warm weather at night, these porches can provide a way to escape the heat and get a good night’s sleep. 

How much does it cost to build a deck?

The cost of building a new deck or porch is $1,500. However, this price can vary depending on a few different factors. The square footage of the space, the type of materials to be used, the intricacy of the project and your specific region can cause the price to fluctuate. To find out how much your new deck will cost, get free estimates from the best deck contractors near you.

For more information, read “How much does it cost to build a deck or porch?

Does a deck increase home value?

A back deck may (or may not) increase your home’s value or attract potential buyers if you’re looking to sell. According to the Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features, a new wood deck with an estimated construction cost of $10,000 recovered $8,000 for the overall recovery of 80%. Still, 9% of realtors suggested that home sellers should add a new wood deck before putting their home on the market, and 4% said this project has helped closed deals. 

The impact of adding a new deck will likely depend on its material (wood, composite, etc.) and where you live. For example, if you live in an area where people rarely spend time outside because of the weather, it’s reasonable to predict that prospective home buyers might not rate a deck highly on their list of must-haves when looking for a new home.  

When in doubt, consult with your realtor or a real estate expert to figure out if adding a new deck to your home is the right move to increase your home’s value. If it is, contact the best deck contractors near you to get free estimates and start planning your project.  

Who is a carpenter and what do they do?

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who build things out of wood. Depending on what the carpenter builds, they may be referred to by various names. A framer is a carpenter who puts up the framing on a house. A trim or finish carpenter installs the finishing touches of prefabricated or custom trim and detail work once a house has been built and the walls are up. A furniture maker or woodworker builds furniture — such as tables, beds and dressers — out of wood. A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who builds custom and semi-custom wood cabinets. If you’re having a home built or remodeled, your general contractor will either provide or subcontract the carpentry work for the framing, cabinets and trim. You can hire a carpenter directly to update the trim in your home, build you a piece of custom furniture, or repair or replace your wood cabinets.

Is it hard to build a deck yourself?

If you don’t have the skills, experience and qualifications, building a deck may be difficult for you to do on your own.

Structural integrity is key when constructing anything, but especially something you plan to have your family and friends use regularly. The safety of the structure takes careful planning and experience.

Professional contractors have the knowledge to make a safe, beautiful deck for you. They also know the proper permits and insurance required to legally build a new deck or remodel a porch in your city.

When in doubt, contact the best deck contractors near you and start getting free estimates today.

Do carpenters build houses?

Carpenters are trained to work with wood. That means that any part of your home that is built of wood is very likely to involve a carpenter. Framing carpenters will put up the wood that makes up the bones of your home. If you’re having a wood floor installed, it may be done by a carpenter — although being a carpenter is not a requirement to install flooring. Trim, baseboards, wainscoting and any other detail work is typically installed by a finish carpenter. The wood boxes of custom cabinets will be built and installed by a carpenter.

Although all of these components in your new or remodeled home are built by carpenters who specialize in building things with wood, a general contractor typically oversees construction of the entire house. If the general contractor is also a carpenter skilled in all these areas, they may well construct your entire home. More often, the general contractor subcontracts out the various building stages to different individuals, including carpenters.

What should I ask a deck contractor?

One of the first questions you should ask is whether the contractor has the proper license or insurance. To be a licensed contractor in many states, they must have the experience and knowledge to pass the requirements from your state’s licensing board. 

You should also inquire if they have done work related to your specific project. Just because they’re a contractor, that doesn’t mean they’ve built a deck or an addition like yours. Ask for photographs of decks they've built in the past, and go online to read reviews from past clients.

You also need to ask for a free estimate from several contractors so you know how much the project will cost you (and so you can pay the best price).

Get started today by contacting the best deck contractors near you

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