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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’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.

How do you find a good carpenter?

To find a good carpenter near you, do the following:

  • Use Thumbtack to find a list of carpenters in your area.
  • Filter the list by selecting a specific carpentry service, such as general carpentry or cabinetry. 
  • Identify carpenters who have high ratings.
  • View the carpenters’ profiles and learn more about their specialties. 
  • Read their customer reviews and look at photos of their past work.

After you get a good sense of their quality of work, make sure the carpenter has the necessary credentials in your state. Then, request several cost estimates for your project(s).

Reviews for Johns Creek decking professionals
Raj D.
he fixed our deck
Tao Team 2020 LLCTao Team 2020 LLC
Carolynn D.
Hank and his crew did an amazing job on my deck rebuild!
Deck Masters of GeorgiaDeck Masters of Georgia
Tonja F.
Garry was extremely nice and professional. He was prompt and took time to explain his process of staining the deck. We are happy we chose HydroSolutions to complete the work on our deck. We would definitely hire him again.
HydroSolutions LLCHydroSolutions LLC
Jane B.
Repaired, washed and painted our deck. Shows up on time. Wonderful work.
Deck Masters of GeorgiaDeck Masters of Georgia
Thumbtack Customer
Did excellent work. Very happy with the results of his repairs of our deck.
KM Custom WoodworkKM Custom Woodwork
Thumbtack Customer
I was very happy with Hank and his team. They were prompt and worked through the heat. My deck is over 20 years old and was in need of repairs. Hank did a thorough inspection and advised me that it was not up to code. He brought it up to code and my deck is better than ever. The best part of all of this is that his price was the lowest of all the other estimates I highly recommend Hank for deck work!
Deck Masters of GeorgiaDeck Masters of Georgia
Rose J.
Inmer was very thorough. I asked for a quote to refinish my deck, and there were a few boards that needed to be replaced. He inspected the deck, including below the deck and pointed out how some hangers were improperly installed. He provided me a detailed estimate. He id what he said he would, being patient o let the new wood dry thoroughly it rained so much. I was very happy with the work, the responsiveness, etc.
ATL Peach Remodeling LLCATL Peach Remodeling LLC
Mary B.
So pleased of the experience of staining our decks hired to pressure wash our hard surfaces thx !
HydroSolutions LLCHydroSolutions LLC
Tabitha G.
Aries Empire stained and sealed my deck. Work was done quickly and thoroughly. Online communication was very responsive.
Aries Empire LLCAries Empire LLC
Nitin R.
Robert does not do deck work. Robert sublet the job. He also under bode the job just to get it.
ATG LLCATG LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Robert replaced our deck steps and railing and did a great job. He was prompt, efficient and work was well done.
Sully's HomeworksuSully's Homeworksu
Jeanne L.
We just had our deck power washed and stained/painted. It looks fantastic and like it'll actually last this time.
HydroSolutions LLCHydroSolutions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hired to fix our deck, finished within timeframe expected and produced great quality work. Exactly what we wanted!
Sully's HomeworksuSully's Homeworksu
Sindhu C.
Jack did a great job staining our Deck. It looks all new now. I would like to work with him again.
HydroSolutions LLCHydroSolutions LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Hank did a fantastic job on our deck. It's been 3 months since and we are very happy with the workmanship, the quality and our overall experience.
Deck Masters of GeorgiaDeck Masters of Georgia
Aylin S.
Felipe did a great work staining my front & back deck. He is a true professional steering through any roadblocks. Will definitely work with him again in the future!
CDJ Professional ServicesCDJ Professional Services
Brad M.
Did an amazing job on our deck- looks brand new and really fits our “farmhouse” style home! We will use them again when needed! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
HydroSolutions LLCHydroSolutions LLC
Lori C.
Sal was professional, courteous, and ontime. He returned calls and texts promptly and did all that we asked. The work is beautiful, my 20 year old deck looks brand new!
Corona Renovations LLCCorona Renovations LLC
Hilary N.
Hickory River Homes completed a deck repair project for me and they did a great job. They had the most reasonable quote; they arrived when they said they would and finished on time. Very happy with the results.
Hickory River HomesHickory River Homes
Kannan S.
Tom gave me a reasonable quote to stain the deck. Once accepted he turned up promptly as promised to the job. He is courteous and work quality is excellent. Will gladly recommend and use him for future projects
Tom tile And remodelingTom tile And remodeling
Sarthak S.
Samuel was an excellent hire for my deck project. He is a great value in terms of cost vs quality of work and communicated his availability and schedule ahead of time. I will definitely rehire him for my future work.
Jvwood SolutionsJvwood Solutions
Joselin S.
Robert did an excellent job and was very professional. He was very nice and did quality work. He power washed out drive way, patio and then stained our fence and deck. Thank you for the great work.
Squeaky Clean Exteriors LLCSqueaky Clean Exteriors LLC
James J.
Hank and his team did a great job with our deck. This was no small project, 450sq ft + stairs + aluminum rail system. The project was flawless, including no issues with inspections. Their pricing is competitive, I would recommend them.
Deck Masters of GeorgiaDeck Masters of Georgia
Florideo A.
Wow, what an amazing experience with Julio and the gentleman he worked with on our deck. I have a massive 2 story deck and these two handled it like the pros they are. They were extremely polite, took pride in their work and are perfectionists when it comes to the details! Pricing was better than all other quotes I received on Thumbtack and then the quality was through the roof, hard to come by! After talking to Julio one time you can tell he is a great guy and going to give you amazing service. So glad we went with him.
JB Cabinet PaintingJB Cabinet Painting
Charan M.
Javier was able to understand my problem and suggest all possible solutions cost effectively. I am satisfied with the work he has done on my deck. I will definitely recommend him for anyone who needs to finish a project.
Stallion contractors llcStallion contractors llc
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