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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

What does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up a consultation or appointment with a general contractor during the COVID-19 pandemic, start by performing an online search for local professionals near you.

Message the contractor, and see if they are willing to set up a video consultation call instead of an in-person site visit. With video chat, the contractor may be able to assess the scale of the project, give you better information on what needs to be done and perhaps provide an estimate. Be sure to discuss virtual payments, as well as general strategies for staying safe.

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

Can I use digital payments to pay for general contractor services?

Currently, many general contractors are using common digital payment services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, Zelle, Google Pay and more. And more will likely adopt these and similar platforms as coronavirus continues to force companies to take on digital capabilities.

Contact general contractors beforehand to discuss whether they accept digital payments, and take all necessary measures to meet social distancing recommendations. You can also compare general contractors side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

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.

Reviews for Arvada decking professionals
Nancy M.
Mark did an excellent job on our deck! We will definitely use his services again! We highly recommend him!
Marveled Refinishing LLCMarveled Refinishing LLC
Paul M.
ATP contractors was great to work with they did a great job on our deck would recommend them to friends and family. Thanks again
ATP Contractors INCATP Contractors INC
Mario P.
WSD (Brian and Crew) were great to work with. We love the quality and look of our new deck and can’t wait to spend some warm summer evenings lounging and enjoying our backyard.
Western Sky DesignsWestern Sky Designs
Nick V.
Mike did a great job! He removed and rebuilt our deck, replaced all our railing in the home, installed barn doors, repaired a wall, and various other items. He worked quickly and was always quick to communicate.
ATP Contractors INCATP Contractors INC
Patricia R.
Brian and his crew built us a beautiful deck and pergola. We chose Western Sky Design after receiving three other estimates. Although his pricing was in the mid-range of the other companies, Brian had expertise in his knowledge and design in deck construction. After having a terrible experience with our last contractor, Brian understood that we were a little apprehensive and made us feel very comfortable in our choice of Western Sky Design. The crew work between 8 and 10 hours a day and were receptive to any uncertainties or concerns. Brian came by the house or called daily to check on how we thought the project was developing and if we had any questions. We are so impressed with this project that Brian will be building another pergola over our cement patio.
Western Sky DesignsWestern Sky Designs
Stephanie W.
I got different quotes from many companies and S&R Eagle Services was by fair the best price. Other companies I felt looked at single young female and price seemed way to high for a simple job. My deck turned out great as you can see from the before and after pictures. Will be using S&R Eagle again.
S&R Eagle Services LLC Roofing & ExteriorsS&R Eagle Services LLC Roofing & Exteriors
Jason T.
Tony did a fantastic job, we love our deck. He was kind enough to fit us into a busy schedule. He arrived when he said he would and he and his crew were extremely professional, polite and even understanding of our kids watching them all day through the dining room window. I can't recommend them enough.
The Cobalt Pine CoThe Cobalt Pine Co
Christy C.
Chuck exceeded all our expectations for the pergola and steps he built for our deck. Thanks to Chuck and his crew, we not only have a much more functional outdoor space for spending time with our friends and family, but a beautiful focal point in our backyard as well. It is clear that Chuck takes great pride in his craft, and we are beyond thrilled with the quality and value of his work! He is also very easy to work with and an all-around great guy. My husband and I highly recommend Dogwood Construction for all your home construction projects!
Dogwood Construction,  LLCDogwood Construction, LLC
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