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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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

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?

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. 

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.

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.

Reviews for Lakewood decking professionals
Michael S.
Did a great job on the deck. The concrete contractor they had do some of the work was a nightmare. In the end we have a great deck, and some very poor concrete work.
Colorado Custom Covers & DecksColorado Custom Covers & Decks
Aaron B.
Sidney's does good work for a reasonable value. We should've replaced more deck boards but we were up against a budget. I made a bad decision on the stain and not replacing enough deck boards to make the deck look better. The only recommendation I can give is to to stain the actual wood before approving the stain from his chart. Our deck came out multi-colored and looks wierd.
DeckWise LLCDeckWise LLC
Cynthia E.
They did a great job on repairing my deck. Highly recommend!
Simcoe ServicesSimcoe Services
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
Susan C.
We hired them for some backyard landscaping and decks. They will not begin the work till July10th but so far they have been great
Omni Design and LandscapeOmni Design and Landscape
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
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
Pat F.
Sid and his crew were outstanding. I now have a deck I can't wait to show off when a few weeks ago I was embarrassed to have people over.
DeckWise LLCDeckWise LLC
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.
Justin M.
My wife and I moved into our house and the previous owner hadn't completely finished the deck railings. With dogs ruining our grass and a 2 yr old thinking she is on America Ninja Warrior, it was time to get the railings finished and install a gate on the main opening of our deck... Cory and Regina were responsive, estimated the job properly, and even came back out to make some minor adjustments to the gate after the job was done. They were friendly, real, and I will be holding on to their contact info for future jobs.
Northern Colorado residential services llcNorthern Colorado residential services llc
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.
Ralph H.
Rich treats his jobs as though they are his own property. He wants everything to be perfect. He listens to your desires, does everything to accommodate them and offers his advice which is usually better than yours. I will have him out next year to maintain my deck and keep it looking as well as it does now since completion.
The Fine Finish coThe Fine Finish co
Jervis D.
Dana did a fantastic job on our deck. He communicated clearly and crafted a beautiful space for us. There were some significant challenges from our supplier (Home Depot) and Dana helped us through them and got us some discounts for the trouble. He takes pride in his work and wants to bring a great result to you and your family.
Dana See Home Improvement LLCDana See Home Improvement LLC
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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