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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 does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

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.

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.

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 Roswell decking professionals
Stephanie S.
Fixed rotted deck boards and repainted our deck- very pleasant to work with and did great quality work thank you
T Miller PaintingT Miller Painting
Tracey U.
Kyle did a great job rebuilding the portion of my 20-year old deck that had seen better days. He arrived on time, brought the replacement deck up to code, left a clean work site and communicated with me throughout the job. I would highly recommend K&E Decking!
K&E DeckingK&E Decking
Mark H.
They did a great job cleaning, repairing and staining my deck.
ProMax PaintingProMax Painting
Michael W.
Sebastian and his company were nothing but fantastic to work from. He was incredibly responsive and helpful in picking out the right stain for our deck. They did great work on our deck and I would recommend them to anyone.
Ga PaintGa Paint
Shan T.
Had a great experience with Jerome will definitely recommend him for any Deck repairs
NuLife In Home RepairsNuLife In Home Repairs
Mandi H.
Our deck turned out great! Kevin updated us at all times and we are happy with the work!
Penney Brothers ConstructionPenney Brothers Construction
Brian R.
Tomas did an excellent job on our deck. He was very detailed and took great pride in doing a good job. He was also good at identifying potential issues and working with us to find a way to resolve them. Overall, my wife and I are very a happy with our new deck.
TOKI construction LLCTOKI construction LLC
Bernard B.
Empire did a fantastic job on our deck. They were much more affordable than the other two companies I called who were more than twice the price. My double deck is used daily and I have no problem using them again if need be for more work.
Empire Roofing & RestorationEmpire Roofing & Restoration
Jerry L.
Marco was prompt and was very careful in his work. I am very pleased with the job he did on our decks.
MG tree  & paintingMG tree & painting
Nik p.
Deck looks great after they had to strip and sand it after previous contractor did a horrible job. Will definitely use again.
Dream ShinersDream Shiners
Barry S.
Chase did an excellent job on our deck! He communicated often and quickly. I highly recommend him! Thanks for the great job.
Chase VictorChase Victor
Marie H.
We're so happy with the deck Bob built for us! He is adept at his craft and I would highly recommend his services.
Sully's Home WorksSully's Home Works
Jeff P.
Jose was great to work with. Excellent followthrough on everything promised. Would highly recommend him. We’re very happy with how the deck turned out!
Bolgon construction and cleaning servicesBolgon construction and cleaning services
Lauren h.
We are extremely happy with the new stain on our deck. Thank you for a job well done at a fair price. We highly recommend this crew and would use again!
Ga PaintGa Paint
Thumbtack Customer
Christian pressure washed and painted my deck. He did a wonderful job. He even went out of his way to repair a broken board before painting.
Alliance Home ImprovementAlliance Home Improvement
Elizabeth N.
The stairs to our deck were literally falling apart and we needed them fixed for safety, and the deck needed repainting as well. Ron's crew tore out everything that needed to go and rebuilt the stairs from scratch after putting down cement so they don't rot away again. They got it done quickly and the actual construction only took one day (plus a day before of power washing and a couple hours after for clean up). Everything blends seamlessly, you can't tell any work even happened on the deck except that with the new paint job it looks like new. Its a relief to have it fixed and done. It looks great and more importantly its sturdy and built to last now.
Peach State Painting and ConstructionPeach State Painting and Construction
Gabrielle F.
Quick to respond and got a big job done FAST at an amazing cost! My house is sparkling and deck looks great. Thank you Aries we’ll definitely be hiring again!!
Aries Empire LLCAries Empire LLC
Matt D.
Bryan and his crew did a fantastic job on our new deck! His professionalism was second to none throughout the whole process! We wouldn’t hesitate 1 but to recommend him in the future.
Forever OutdoorsForever Outdoors
Emily K.
Robert built a big, raised deck on our house and he did an excellent job. He’s easy to work with, has great craftsmanship and very tidy. 5 stars all around
Sully's Home WorksSully's Home Works
Edward F.
Complete waste of time. Several missed appointments and broken promises after committing to my deck repair project. Poor communication and no regard for my time. I definitely don’t recommend anyone using this guy.
Sustainable Home and GardenSustainable Home and Garden
Thumbtack Customer
Scoa Remodeling installed new deck boards to replace the old ones. The price was fair, great quality, and they finished when promised. They cleaned up good afterwards too. We will use them again in the future.
Scoa Remodeling & Home RepairsScoa Remodeling & Home Repairs
David C.
John and his team rebuilt most of our deck and stained it. It looks great! John was responsive throughout the project, his team was friendly and did excellent work. We would absolutely hire John and his team again.
Genesis Overhead DoorsGenesis Overhead Doors
Elliot S.
Chase and team have done an excellent job transforming our new deck. They worked around some crazy weather we’ve had recently and did a great job. We also had them do our picnic table and green egg table as well. They look brand new.
Chase VictorChase Victor
Denise S.
I reached out to Robert on Monday afternoon he came out Monday night to look at the job which was replacing deck stairs and railings. He did the job Tuesday and it was fantastic. Robert was very professional and definitely knows his craft. We WILLbe using him again. Highly recommend him
ATG LLCATG LLC
Jake B.
Sebastion and crew did a great job! He was extremely professional. Responded to my texts almost instantly and fixed any issues almost immediately. He also didn’t over promise and under deliver gave me a good estimate time and money wise. I would highly recommend him for deck painting.
Ga PaintGa Paint
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