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4. Platinum Decking
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5.0 (2)
  • Serves Buffalo Grove, IL
"to replace the entire deck after a more thorough deck inspection was done. I didnt really know where to start when it came to replacing our deck or if there were actually contractors that specialized in deck building in Barrington. We knew we liked the idea of maintanence free decking, like the composite decks you see in Home Depot or Lowes (aka Trex decking -which is the brand we ultimately chose), but that was pretty much the extend of our knowledge about decks or building a deck. Luckily, I found Platinum Decking online when searching for a local Barrington deck builder. Tom and Kyle came out for an initial deck inspection and took some time to explain some of the composite decking options with different manufacturers including the difference between Trex, Azek (which is the same as Timbertech now I guess) and other compsite decking brands. They were able to show us the difference in costs vs rebuilding a wood deck vs composite deck as well which was super helpful! After meeting with Tom from Platinum decks, we realized half the work in finding a good decking contractor is having the knowledge to determine the good local contractors from the bad. The fact that these guys were ready to spend the energy educating us spoke volumes when it came time make a decision which is one of the big reasons we chose Platinum Decking in Barrington to build our new deck. The entire deck building process was seamless from start to finish. The deck building crews were very friendly and took the time to explain some unforeseen deck ledger issues as soon as they came up. After a few weeks of hard work, we finally had the composite wood deck of our dreams! We are thrilled with the results and 100% recommend using Platinum Decking for any Barrington area homeowners who are looking for a great deck building company nearby!"

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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.

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.

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