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Your burning questions: answered

Does adding a porch increase home value?

A porch may increase your home’s value and boost its curb appeal. However, you’ll need to do your research to understand what types of home upgrades can attract potential buyers.

What is a sleeping porch?

A sleeping porch is a screened balcony or deck that contains sleep furnishings and cool breezes. If you live in a region that experiences warm weather at night, these porches can provide a way to escape the heat and get a good night’s sleep. 

Does a porch need foundations?

Yes, your porch should have a foundation that adheres to your local building codes. You can often find this information online. You can also consult your porch builder and ask for their help when navigating building codes.

How much is a porch?

It costs about $5,000-$10,000 to build a small, basic porch, according to HGTV. Prefabricated porches typically cost around $10,000-$30,000. Larger, custom-made porches can cost as much as $50,000. 

To find out exactly how much your porch will cost, request a cost estimate from a porch builder 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?

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

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.  

Reviews for Marietta deck and porch builders
Betty C.
We hired Robert/Against the Grain for a front porch replacement back in October 2018, and could not be more dissatisfied with the job we paid him to complete. The quoting process was quick and simple as it should be, with Robert stopping by our house to do a quick assessment on what would be needed, our expectations, and the process itself and timeframe. When demonstrating to us that the landing needed to be replaced, something we both already KNEW, Robert began pushing his foot down hard on the deck, which gave way, sending his foot completely through the boards. He didn't have all the necessary tools to replace the board on our old porch that he broke, so I lent him a drill bit so he could screw a patch board over the hole. We were clear on 3 things: 1. The timeframe - we wanted the project done by end of October - Robert said this would be no problem and he would keep us updated 100% of the way. 2. The materials - we wanted aluminum balusters, circular ones the way our back deck was nicely completed by another company. Robert said this would be no problem as well. 3. The old porch was sagging forward off the house and causing the roof to sag and crack downward as well, so we clearly stated to Robert that we needed ALL of the old wood to be removed. Robert told us then that it was not necessary and the wood "should be okay". We said "No please remove it all we need a full replacement". Robert then agreed. Some time went by and we did not hear anything, so after several reminders and several voice messages left to Against the Grain, we finally got an answer that the project would begin. The next trouble began when we noticed Against the Grain team very QUICKLY began throwing up the porch, and then we immediately noticed that Robert had still used the original painted support beams we told him not to use! The reason the porch was rotting was because of the PAINT. His answer to us was "I thought you wanted to use them" when we made it a point several times to say otherwise. This coupled with the fact that the way he built the landing for the stairs was completely crooked and ENHANCED the lean that the porch has rather than correcting it - another major reason we even took this project on with him - it began to look very grim. My roof now sags worse than when this person's "crew" touched it. He called me in the middle of construction to tell me he couldn't do the front porch the way the other company in the back installed the aluminum balusters. It wasn't a structural problem; it was a knowledge curve problem - he couldn't do it. I asked him over the phone why this was, and Robert told me "I don't build my decks and porches like that, they aren't as sturdy as the way I do it". Funny - because the front porch isn't even HALF as sturdy as the back deck completed by our other contractor....and that was after we relented and agreed not to hold Against the Grain accountable for not delivering on what they quoted to us with round aluminum balusters. Next - construction completed product: As you can see from the attached photos, nothing is squarely fitted, there are large quarter inch gaps EVERYWHERE, and the beam supporting our roof that was leaning down, is EXACTLY where Robert failed to fill in the support beam hole with dirt. There is a LARGE gaping 2 foot deep hole where our roof support should be sitting snug on top of a concrete brace! Additionally - none of the wood matches. Looks like they just went to a scrap yard (more on this below). What is despicable about this whole job is that the other beams he put in place are sitting on top of concrete blocks as needed....but that is just half of them. The other half of the support beams he left in the ground and not up to CODE, after I asked him not to do it that way. The old beams are painted and the rest of the porch he ACTUALLY replace will easily OUTLAST those, since they are rotten and sagging into the dirt. So what does that mean? THIS PORCH WILL NOT LAST because of two or 3 beams he either forgot about, instruction he willfully ignored to save on cost, or both. As soon as Robert "completed" the job without cleanup of our property, he began harassing us via phone to pay all the money we owed him. We had to negotiate with him to come and clean up the mess of concrete and wood blocks littering our lawn, as well as a final walk-through before final payment could be made. Robert agreed. We showed him our concerns again, told him we weren't satisfied with the way it was handled, and then Robert opened up and told us they couldn't work the job the way "they wanted to or normally do" because there was a severe lumber shortage after a hurricane had gone through FL. All it would have taken was clarity, honesty, and some humility from the beginning, and we would have understood and WAITED FOR GOOD LUMBER. Couple this with the complaints from two other adjacent houses in our neighborhood where the jobs weren't completed correctly, and Robert failing to call them back or return emails - and I can easily say this is the worst contract work I've seen. No apologies from him either, no followup calls, no offers, nothing. Does NOT care about his clients...as you can clearly tell above. Will NEVER hire this guy again, and will go so far as to recommend to everyone I know to absolutely STAY AWAY from this scam artist.
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