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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.  

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

Reviews for Cheesman Park carpenters
Lisa B.
Love my new porch! Frank went above and beyond with this project, giving us a front porch we can be proud of. He doubled down and fixed out a broken hose spigot, too. Good guy, good quality work.
Skylight Home Builders llcSkylight Home Builders llc
David R.
Delighted with the repairs Tanner made to my front porch. Excellent workmanship and attention to detail.
T.L.R. RenovationsT.L.R. Renovations
Samuel E.
Great work! I’m very happy with the porch and will be sure to hire them again for house contracting projects. Thank you!
All Universal ConstructionAll Universal Construction
Thumbtack Customer
TJ is professional, communicative, and does high quality work. He completed a repair to my front porch in short notice and it looks great! Would absolutely hire him again.
TJ McAleerTJ McAleer
Kirby J.
Drew re built our front porch deck and was prompt, on time and professional! Not to mention the deck looks fabulous. I really enjoyed working with him and would hire again for sure!
Elevated Contracting LLCElevated Contracting LLC
Amy C.
David's work is excellent, very high quality. The project took longer than promised, which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. To be fair, there were some additional things that needed to be done before he could rebuild the porch, and we didn't know about the damage that needed to be repaired until he removed the old porch. Still, some days he did not come over, which made the job take longer. This was problematic because our property is a small business and people could not use the front door for a couple of weeks. When he was at our building, he was very nice, professional, sincere, and hard-working, and he did all of the work promised. I will definitely call him to work for us again.
Boldeagle carpentry & renovationBoldeagle carpentry & renovation
Christine E.
Mike and his team at All Universal were top notch. They worked quickly, but with quality to complete our porch project for us on a time crunch. Mike helped us find a solution that was our style and within our budget. As progress through our long list of projects, All Universal will be on our quote list every time.
All Universal ConstructionAll Universal Construction
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