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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.

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.

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

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 Naperville decking professionals
Thumbtack Customer
I had a job that required power washing concrete and sanding and staining a small deck. Power washing was excellent but the deck work was below par.
WWIG Inc.WWIG Inc.
Cheryl P.
Joe was a pleasure to work with and we are happy with the deck staining job he completed!
Bald Coyote Trading and Mercantile
Katie J.
Chris and his crew did a wonderful job with our deck project. Not only did they remove the lower level which was taking up far too much space in the yard, but they were able to rework the staircase of the newly repaired upper deck so that we now have a safe one-level deck that can be enjoyed for many more years. I look forward to working with Chris again next spring when we tackle a fence project.
Complete Construction & RepairsComplete Construction & Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Scott did an excellent job power washing, sanding and staining our deck. The weather made completion of this project quite difficult, but Scott kept in constant contact with me which was very much appreciated. The end result is gorgeous and we can't wait for the sun to shine and to sit outside on a beautiful deck!
Superior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter ScreeningSuperior Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Screening
Cynthia B.
Showed up on time. Charged WAAAAYYY less than the guys advertising all over the radio & my deck looked GREAT !
Midwest Detail & PowerwashMidwest Detail & Powerwash
Thumbtack Customer
power wash, repair and stain deck. Chris did a very good job and showed up when he said he would.
Russo RemodelingRusso Remodeling
Bill M.
The project was smooth from original contact to completion. Shelton worked with us to find the best alternatives in replacing most of our deck. Attention to detail was exceptional. Definitely recommend Shelton and Alex for your project.
Haslip RestorationHaslip Restoration
Desire B.
Karol and his crew worked 3 days straight from 8am to 6pm to renovate our decking. They filled the hole left by the removal of a tree that grew through it, replaced boards that needed replacing, and even built a new retaining wall to replace the old one that was rotted through. They sanded everything down, masked off the house, and then used our choice of stain and painted the entire decking. We even added on an extra job last minute and that too was handled without any issue. The end result looks absolutely fantastic and we couldn’t be happier.
Kosterna ConstructionKosterna Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Brad was very easy to work with and extremely professional.He answered all of our questions! He stained our deck and even offered to come back in the spring and see if it needed an additional coat. We are very pleased thus far!
Lanaville ContractingLanaville Contracting
Ravi K.
Andrew did a professional job revitalizing the patio deck that was coming apart. He also helped fix several other ceiling and dry wall issues. He’s a hard worker and does a thorough job. Most importantly, listens to what’s being said and works on it effectively. Highly recommended for their services.
Elite Renovations/Ace PaintersElite Renovations/Ace Painters
Sekhar P.
Charged more than what we initially agreed upon. I wish they were upfront on expenses before beginning work as home-advisor professionals quoted more or less same amount. They are less responsive too as I had to follow up many times between initial prep and stain. I thought they are going extra mile when they promised to paint umbrella base but they missed. I would just like to say that my deck looks good at the end of day and paint work is well done.
Jr's Deck and pressure wash servicesJr's Deck and pressure wash services
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