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Your burning questions: answered

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.

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).

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Is it hard to build a deck yourself?

If you don’t have the skills, experience and qualifications, building a deck may be difficult for you to do on your own.

Structural integrity is key when constructing anything, but especially something you plan to have your family and friends use regularly. The safety of the structure takes careful planning and experience.

Professional contractors have the knowledge to make a safe, beautiful deck for you. They also know the proper permits and insurance required to legally build a new deck or remodel a porch in your city.

When in doubt, contact the best deck contractors near you and start getting free estimates today.

Reviews for Smyrna decking professionals
Danny M.
Great job on our deck!
Aries Empire LLCAries Empire LLC
Briana D.
Quick response, quick to schedule and great work staining my deck!
Panthers PaintingPanthers Painting
Byron C.
Reliable and reasonably priced. Did R&M work on fence and deck.
Lewis Handyman Services LLCLewis Handyman Services LLC
Manisha P.
Mr.Perry was very pleasant to work with. They are very fair with pricing and the crew did a good job with my deck. Would highly recommend them!
Gutter Master Roofing & Construction Co.Gutter Master Roofing & Construction Co.
Jef A.
Very happy with the work that was performed on my deck. Price was affordable and the work is very good and professional. I would definitely work with again.
Penney Brothers ConstructionPenney Brothers Construction
Robert T.
Ron was great to work with. He and his crew did a good job repairing and re-staining my deck and fence. Very fast. Reasonable rates.
Peach State Painting and ConstructionPeach State Painting and Construction
Tachika a.
I love my new deck! Terrance suggested I stain with a color rather than transparent paint and it glad I listened. It looks even and very professional.
T Miller PaintingT Miller Painting
Thumbtack Customer
Jeff was a hard worker, kept in contact and always cleaned up after he finished his work for the day. No issues at all. My new deck looks great!
Van Fleet BuildersVan Fleet Builders
Thumbtack Customer
We needed stairs added to our existing deck and Robert did an outstanding job and offered a fair price for his work. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Sully's HomeworksuSully's Homeworksu
Thumbtack Customer
Had a facelift to my deck. Replaced the floorboards, steps and reinforced posts. Job was done professionally and efficiently. Worksite was left clean and there were no surprises in the quote. Quality of work was excellent and very open to feedback.
Sully's HomeworksuSully's Homeworksu
Patrick C.
We love the facelift on our deck! We had some logistical issues at first, but Wade helped us work through it. Also, we chose one color, and the crew lead (Fernando) noticed it did not match the color to the door that we had intended to match and called me to take a look. Because of his due diligence, we were able to get a different stain before it was too late. I am really grateful for his consideration. Now our deck looks incredible!
Renew CrewRenew Crew
Ed M.
Tao and his team did an excellent job on replacing my deck and providing a new privacy fence. The work was completed in a very timely manner and the craftsmanship is great. They also installed two gates; one for a vehicle and another for entry. I’m pleased with the work and the value they provided.
Tao Team 2020 LLCTao Team 2020 LLC
Emily P.
Client needed deck repair prior to closing. Penney Brothers responded to my request right away and I got an estimate over the phone. Work was completed within a few days and my clients are very happy. I inspected the work too and can say that the the workmanship is high quality. All around great experience!
Penney Brothers ConstructionPenney Brothers Construction
Thumbtack Customer
He was there when he said that he would be, and did a good job, plus a few extras. Was polite, and courteous. He built steps in an area that had been done poorly by someone else. He also did extra things like painting a deck that I had failed to discuss with him, and put up a security light. I would like to ask him about doing another job at my home.
Price Carpentry and ConstructionPrice Carpentry and Construction
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