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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 Kennesaw decking professionals
Cory L.
I had Kevin and Wayne work on my deck twice and the quality of the work was excellent. They took the extra time to make it right. At first they repaired some steps and railing. Then I had them come back and resurfaced the deck with all new wood and re-stain the whole deck. I’m very pleased with the way it turned out. With the new color it really changed the look of the deck for the better.
Penney Brothers ConstructionPenney Brothers Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Robert did an outstanding job at a reasonable price for a deck repair. He's very knowledgeable and was very easy to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for deck work.
Sully's HomeworksuSully's Homeworksu
Thumbtack Customer
David did a great job of power washing the cement patio, brick retaining wall and wood deck and then staining the deck. It looks so clean and neat now. David was timely and very polite. He even replaced a few boards, lag bolts, and sanded rough railings.
Price Carpentry and ConstructionPrice Carpentry and Construction
Clay M.
Had a new deck/stairway built. Looks great and love it. I would definitely use this company again.
5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC5K Construction and Handyman Services.LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Robert did a really nice job on completely replacing the railings on our deck. Very neat. Timely and efficient. Will hire again.
Sully's HomeworksuSully's Homeworksu
Heather C.
Outstanding service!! Quick response to our deck repair inquiry. Very professional. We are beyond thrilled of his services and will be hired again for future jobs.
Greg M.
I found All Wash to be a great company to work with. I would highly recommend them, and I already have, to anyone looking to have their deck done or if they need their whole house cleaned. My front porch was small and it turned out really but my back deck is very large - 30'x15' multi-level with an arbor - and it looks beautiful. My wife and I are VERY pleased with the outcome. All Wash really cares about the work they do, and it shows, they are highly professional, and at the same time they are very personable as well. This company deserves your business so don't hesitate to give them a call.
All Wash pressure wash llcAll Wash pressure wash llc
Thumbtack Customer
David did a great job staining and sealing out deck. He came on time and made sure every area was evenly covered. David came a week later to check how the stain was absorbing in the wood and gave it another coat - without an extra charge. He cleaned up the area as well. Very courteous and hard working. I will utilize David's services in the future.
Price Carpentry and ConstructionPrice Carpentry and Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Hunter stained our deck and stairs. It looks beautiful! He was prompt with all communications. He was polite and respectful of our time and circumstances. He did everything when and how he said it would be done. I have already referred my neighbor to him, and he will be getting more business from my referrals. Anyone will be very pleased with his work ethic and the quality of his work.
Adams InnovationsAdams Innovations
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