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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).

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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 Lakewood decking professionals
Pravin S.
Terrice did great work on my deck, he went above and beyond in fixing damaged and rotted areas of my deck.
BettawayzProduction LLC-TerriceBrown owner/opBettawayzProduction LLC-TerriceBrown owner/op
Animesh K.
Jeff is excellent in many way and delivered a perfect deck on time and wothout hassle! We are already thinking of hiring him again soon to build the roof for our deck!
We Build ItWe Build It
Joe S.
I have a large ten year old TREX deck in my back yard. The TREX was laid over a wooden frame and the benches were coming apart due to the wood rotting. Also, the deck lights were no longer working. Rhino Head came out and bid the project on a Tuesday night, gave me a price and told me it would take two days to fix everything. They came out and started the project on Thursday and finished up late Friday afternoon. It looks like I have a new deck. They completely disassembled the benches and rebuilt them with new wood rated for exterior usage. They also removed about a quarter of the flat deck to take a bow out of that portion of the deck and fixed the lighting system running under the deck. They cleaned up everything when they left and left no evidence (other than the "new" deck) of having been at my house. Their work was extremely high quality and sturdier than new. I would not hesitate to use them again on future projects.
Rhino Head LLCRhino Head LLC
Tiffany H.
Mark did a fantastic job on our deck. He was very courteous and thorough. Highly recommended!
Marveled Refinishing LLCMarveled Refinishing LLC
Steph C.
Carlos Did an amazing job on our very weathered deck. He was very responsive and came with an estimate same day and was able to fit us in his schedule the next week. The quality of his work was superb and we would highly recommend him to renew any deck.
Fence and deck renewalFence and deck renewal
Erin b.
These guys did an A++ job on our deck. Super professional, high quality work. Would use them again 100%
Decks and PergolasDecks and Pergolas
Colleen S.
Our deck came out better than we could have expected! Jeff & his team did a wonderful job!
We Build ItWe Build It
Kathleen B.
My deck is fantastic. Jeff's team are highly skilled craftsmen and take great pride in their work. I fully recommend this company!
We Build ItWe Build It
Pamela F.
Carlos made a mess of my deck and was supposed to refund me $300 instead of coming back. He made up an excuse that I was harassing him and refused to pay me when I hadn’t heard from him. I tried twice to submit a complaint to thumbtack but no response. Her are the pictures of what he left, so judge for yourself. He charge me 900.00 for my little deck to wash and stain. He left tree sap on the deck and stained over it. He got stain on my house and the stain was uneven and even left a boot print.
Fence and deck renewalFence and deck renewal
Thumbtack Customer
As a single woman I was nervous about seeking out a professional contractor to renovate my deck. I noted that Red Earth Construction on Thumbtack was a father/son family owned business out of Castle Rock. Jim, the owner and father promptly responded to my Thumbtack ad and we began to speak on the phone to share my dreams for a deck. Upon meeting Jim, he was friendly, fatherly, and fair-minded. I trusted him and his judgement for my deck design. I quickly realized that my $4,000 budget does not cover the expense or the quality, no maintanence materials I desired for my deck project. The estimate was double my budget but I went forth. I had family coming into town for my daughter's wedding and my current deck was unsafe and unsightly. The deck project was delayed a bit due to rain, however once started it was completed in 10 days. I made it in time to entertain my company. The father/son/son team along with contracted help were present, available to talk to about design issues and unforeseen concerns. Unfortunately those unforeseen issues like beam spacing and stairwells increased my costs $2,000 beyond my original estimate. Ouch, that was tough because at that point I was committed. My advice would be to really be accurate on those estimates, check for the unforeseen, as those additional expenses are challenging to afford. My finished deck is beautiful. Red Earth Construction LLC, owned by Jim Endley and sons are truly men of integrity and quality workmanship. I know that I will call them again for any home project and recommend them to you. Yes, because of the charming, safe and beautiful deck that I enjoy but moreso because I know that if I have any issues with the deck or materials Jim will return my calls and address my concerns. The attention to detail, passion for creating beauty in homes and warm, friendly service, that's what makes Red Earth Construction LLC outstanding!
Red Earth Construction LLCRed Earth Construction LLC
Connie C.
Very pleased with new deck. Jeffries and Sons were well priced and take pride in their craftsmanship! Family owned and operated. Highly recommend their work!
Jeffries & Sons ConstructionJeffries & Sons Construction
Kandi S.
Jarrod-Hasenbalg and his crew were so responsible and knowledgeable! My deck repair was done well, on schedule and he clearly communicated with me throughout the project!
HighPoint BuildersHighPoint Builders
Jamie D.
We highly recommend Fence and Deck Renewal. Carlos was very professional. He was very good to work with, was more affordable than all other bids and immediately completed the project.
Fence and deck renewalFence and deck renewal
Dan M.
Jason is GREAT! He did a wonderful cleaning/staining of our deck. It looks beautiful! We HIGHLY recommend him. He is punctual, honest, has a great work ethic and a lot of integrity. Even though he had a couple of major incidents occur in his personal life while working on our deck, he was ALWAYS there, on time, and professional. He is also very personable. We WILL be employing him again on future projects. You can't lose with Jason!
Creative Touch’s Painting and remodeling.Creative Touch’s Painting and remodeling.
Thumbtack Customer
Jim and the crew from Red Earth did a fantastic job tearing down my deck and rebuilding a better one. From consultation to completion Jim and his crew were communicative and thorough. Great experience!
Red Earth Construction LLCRed Earth Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We are THRILLED with JT Construction. Very easy to work with, great craftsmanship and time efficient. They fixed/secured/rebuilt our aging deck and it looks amazing! They listened to what we needed, were not pushy and very helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend their services.
JT Construction, Inc.JT Construction, Inc.
Zachary K.
Tod was great to work with. He set a realistic price and deadline. He was consistent with communication during the whole process. He went above and beyond with the deck repair. He is extremely knowledgeable and a really nice guy. I wouldn't hesitate to call him again for any repair needs I have.
Classic Home RepairClassic Home Repair
Mike F.
Terrice was able to provide an estimate the day I reached out. He also began the project the next day and was finished within his estimated timeframe. He provided a very fair price and got the job done. I'll reach out to him again for future projects. (I used him for Deck Repairs)
BettawayzProduction LLC-TerriceBrown owner/opBettawayzProduction LLC-TerriceBrown owner/op
Judi A.
We Build It did a wonderful job building my deck. Even my neighbors have comments on how nice it looks. I enjoyed working with the crew so much that I also hired them to finish my basement. I’ll keep you posted about how the basement turns out and even include photos. 🙂
We Build ItWe Build It
Kirstin S.
Were responsive and on top of getting back to us. David was fantastic, really nice and communitive. Gave us multiple quotes for multiple options on what to do with our deck. I am beyond pleased with the final outcome, it looks fantastic. We are so happy with it and look forward to spending time outside. We will 100% keep him in mind for future projects.
Jeffries & Sons ConstructionJeffries & Sons Construction
Jessica W.
Eric came out and tore out a deck for us as well as poured a concrete patio, vaulted the ceiling on our covered patio, installed a fire pit and built a permanent grill on our patio. His subcontractors do good work, and are some of the absolute nicest and easiest people to work with. They are very trustworthy. The work they do is good, and if there was ever a problem (this happens in construction projects from time to time), his crew always fixed it to our satisfaction, no questions asked. Eric is willing to work with you to make sure you are happy. He knows his craft and he wants to make sure you are happy with his work. Our backyard looks amazing and we can’t wait to use it!
MyNine Contracting CorpMyNine Contracting Corp
Kellye H.
Quick review - He's amazing and we will never go with anyone else. Detailed review - Let me start off by saying that we have had our fare share of projects, and have hired and worked with many contractors, so this wasn't our first rodeo. The project was a very large (around 1800sqft) and complex composite deck that had to be built from scratch. We had 5 different companies give us a bid and in the end Jon won us over. He wasn't the cheapest nor the most expensive, but the second we sat down with him we knew he was knowledgeable and prepared for this project. He has truly blown us away with his craftsmanship, communication, dedication, honesty and perfectionism (which really bodes well with my type "A" husband). It may have taken a little longer than we all had expected, but it was completed with perfection and was done right. Jon is someone who you can trust to do it right the first time and who is honest and fair. JT Construction will be the only company we call when we have a project and we hope you will too!
JT Construction, Inc.JT Construction, Inc.
Ryan m.
Terrible communication and OK quality I recently had a project done by Mr. Handyman. It was supposed to be a very simple and inexpensive ramp off of my deck for my older dogs to be able to walk up and down. During initial discussions, there were two options for materials (with one being more expensive than the other) and I made it clear that we didn't want the cost to go up significantly with the more expensive material and would be fine with the cheaper option. The initial quote for materials was 100-200 for the cheaper option and 200-300 for the more expensive material. Handyman showed up and took measurements and I talked to him about what we wanted. Once the job was complete, the invoice was for almost twice what we expected and agreed to! Material costs were $570. Good customer service would have called from the store to make sure we wanted to move ahead with the project with the higher cost, but they never called or gave us any reason to think it would cost that much more! The job itself as OK. The handyman himself was very nice and the ramp was CLOSE to what we wanted - not quite gradual enough or non-slick enough for my dogs to go up and down safely. The first step I took in the ramp I slipped and fell! I had to go out immediately and spend another $100+ to make it safe for us to use. This was pretty close to being a complete waste of time and money (over $1,400!! for what was supposed to be simple and functional) On top of all of that, the first time I called after the project to pay the invoice (but dispute the total cost), I was told a manager would get back to me AND I have called 3-4 more times since and left messages with no response. This has been 3+ weeks now and no response, only 2 invoices in the mail. I would not use or recommend this service unless they get their communication skills in order...
Mr. HandymanMr. Handyman
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