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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a good carpenter in Atlanta?

You’ll find top-rated carpenters in Atlanta by searching online. The type of carpenter you need will depend on your project or the repairs you require. For example, if you need framing on your house, look for a framing contractor. Or, search for a cabinet maker to build or repair custom cabinetry, and hire a trim or finish carpenter to put the finishing details on your new home. You can also hire a general contractor to coordinate your carpentry work. 

To ensure you hire the best pro for the job, ask them if they have any credentials. This can include a license or other certifications. And, make sure you compare prices in Atlanta by requesting free estimates from at least three carpenters.

How do I hire the best deck contractor in Atlanta?

Locate the best deck contractor in Atlanta by utilizing Thumbtack’s directory of local professionals.

Begin by comparing ratings, Top Pro status, and customer reviews — particularly customer reviews with photos of the contractor’s previous work. These give you the ability to gauge their craftsmanship.

In Georgia, deck contractors receive licenses through the State Construction Industry Licensing Board — anyone you work with should be able to present their license.

Once you’ve selected a few professionals, contact them for quotes and estimates. Choose a contractor with a favorable reputation and pricing.

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’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 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 Atlanta decking professionals
Ron C.
Absolutely love my new deck. The attention to detail and quality of construction is second to none. I would highly recommend CR Decks for all your decking needs.
CR Decks and FencesCR Decks and Fences
Kyle M.
Quick and painless to setup and execute the deck staining. Pleased with my new stained and sealed deck.
Dougherty n sons contractingDougherty n sons contracting
Ur H.
They did our deck really fast and the quality is great.
CR Decks and FencesCR Decks and Fences
Caitlin J.
This team did a great job with my deck. Highly recommended!
ATL Stain & SealATL Stain & Seal
Chelsea L.
Great job done on my deck and loved the finished job.
Aries Empire LLCAries Empire LLC
Phillip N.
Robert with Sully's did an excellent job on our deck. He was aggressive with pricing and didn't seem to cut corners. We are very happy with the new deck and use it almost daily. I would use Sully's Homeworks in the future.
Sully's HomeworksuSully's Homeworksu
Kimberly J.
Robert did a great job on my deck. He came the first day to pressure wash and help me select the stain. The next day he worked diligently to stain my deck. I didn’t like going out on my deck before; now I’m out there all the time. I will definitely hire Robert the next time I need work done on my home.
Squeaky Clean Exteriors LLCSqueaky Clean Exteriors LLC
Kristen M.
Aries left us with a beautiful deck at a very reasonable rate. Thank you!
Aries Empire LLCAries Empire LLC
Eve R.
Set day and time to come see my deck and never showed up
PAINT-TECS of AtlantaPAINT-TECS of Atlanta
Omar Y.
Beautiful job with staining a deck. Very professional. Would definitely hire again if needed.
Aries Empire LLCAries Empire LLC
Nia E.
Ty was great! Very professional, great pricing and my deck turned out beautiful!
Cutmaster Pro Paint Co Ltd.Cutmaster Pro Paint Co Ltd.
Thumbtack Customer
Jimmy and his team did a great job staining my deck and painting my front porch.
Scoa Remodeling & Home RepairsScoa Remodeling & Home Repairs
Adam T.
Sal stained our deck and did a great job. He made sure we happy happy with the result.
Corona Renovations LLCCorona Renovations LLC
William G.
They did an amazing job on my deck. Would definitely hire them again. Great people and great work.
PAINT-TECS of AtlantaPAINT-TECS of Atlanta
Karen G.
Hired Andrew to repair and stain my aging deck. If I hadn’t seen the transformation myself, I never would have believed how much of the original deck he was able to restore! Andrew is extremely talented, knowledgeable, friendly and reasonable in his rates. I highly recommend Andrew for your project!
Complete Residential Services LLC.Complete Residential Services LLC.
Ron F.
Daniel Boco far exceeded my expectations in bracing and staining my old sagging deck. It not only looks brand new, he saved me thousands over having to replace the whole deck. Added to that, he's a nice guy and a pleasure to work with. I've found my my go to guy for interior and exterior from this moment on.
DelBoc Construction Interior-Exterior RemodelingDelBoc Construction Interior-Exterior Remodeling
Keats B.
Sal and his team did a great job on our deck. They showed up when they said they would and delivered. Highly recommend.
Corona Renovations LLCCorona Renovations LLC
Sarah A.
Steve is outstanding! Steve pressure washed and stained our deck. He had the best price of anyone we talked to. He was very professional, punctual, and considerate. I am so happy with how our deck looks and feel much better about the overall condition of the deck. I had a lot of questions, and Steve was very patient and kind in answering all of them. He was also willing to work with us to make sure we used a good stain in the shade our HOA wanted. I highly recommend Steve of Handy Pressure Washing!
Handy Pressure Washing LLCHandy Pressure Washing LLC
Tay G.
We hired DeWitt Construction to complete a complicated deck repair. We had several other companies come out to look at the project and none of them were able to address the problem. DeWitt Construction immediately assessed the problem and presented a plan to fix it. The work was expertly completed and the deck now looks brand new. I would definitely use them again.
Dewitt Construction CompanyDewitt Construction Company
Thumbtack Customer
These guys built 2 very nice decks for us. They also trimmed out a house. Looking forward to doing business with them again asap!
Atlanta Maintenance ServiceAtlanta Maintenance Service
Lee R.
I selected Gutter Master to paint the exterior of my home, replace gutters and chimney cap, and to resurface my deck. Mr. Perry and his team were responsive, professional, and did an amazing job on the exterior paint, gutters and the chimney cap. I continue to get compliments from friends and neighbors. I can't wait until the deck it complete. Thanks again for the great job!!!
Gutter Master Roofing & Construction Co.Gutter Master Roofing & Construction Co.
Rob M.
Great experience. Was very quick, reliable and well priced. Fixed and stained deck, also painted and fixed plaster work inside. Will hire again soon.
CDJ Professional ServicesCDJ Professional Services
Chaz L.
Tao came by and evaluated the job. He completed a quick long lasting fix for my deck issues. I would HIGHLY recommend his services.
Tao Team 2020 LLCTao Team 2020 LLC
Andy b.
Robert with Squeaky Clean is fantastic! His quality and attention to detail was top-notch. I’d highly recommend him for any of your deck staining projects.
Squeaky Clean Exteriors LLCSqueaky Clean Exteriors LLC
Brianne W.
Robert was the only contractor I spoke to regarding my deck repair who listened to and respected my concerns. The end product was gorgeous, sturdy, and cost efficient.
Dewitt Construction CompanyDewitt Construction Company
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