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Deck Staining and Sealing

Offers remote services
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Oak Park, IL
Sandy W. says, "I have used R&B twice and have been more than satisfied. One time I had a few repairs/installations in my home that needed to be done and they were done promptly and efficiently--all was great! Another time, I had a very large desk that needed to be moved from one room to another. This required taking the door off of the first room to get the desk out. Even with the door off, it was a very narrow space to get the desk out. But they did it and I was and am very happy with the work R&B Restorations did for me. In addition to work quality, prefessionalism and responsiveness, they were punctual and their prices are very fair. I'll be calling them again when I have work to do in the house."See more
Sandy W. says, "I have used R&B twice and have been more than satisfied. One time I had a few repairs/installations in my home that needed to be done and they were done promptly and efficiently--all was great! Another time, I had a very large desk that needed to be moved from one room to another. This required taking the door off of the first room to get the desk out. Even with the door off, it was a very narrow space to get the desk out. But they did it and I was and am very happy with the work R&B Restorations did for me. In addition to work quality, prefessionalism and responsiveness, they were punctual and their prices are very fair. I'll be calling them again when I have work to do in the house."

Q & A

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.

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 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.

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.

Reviews for Oak Park decking professionals
Regan N.
Great job on the deck, responsive and friendly.
DanO Home ServicesDanO Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Not good!!! Ri Ro was hired to power wash and stain my wood deck, power wash and seal my brick patio, and paint the steps on the front of the house. All power washing was completed to my satisfaction. The staining of the deck was half a---!! It did not look bad while it was still wet, but when it dried it was evident that Ri Ro had not put in a professional job. It was "spotty" and there were areas that clearly did not get the two coats of stain as agreed upon. The brick patio was OK, until they "tracked" the stain from the deck while replacing the patio furniture, leaving dark stain spots on the brick patio. Ri Ro was not conscientious or detail oriented. I contacted Ri Ro and sent pictures in an effort to let them make it right. I have yet to hear from them! I would not hire or recommend Ri Ro for any future deck or patio work. The painting of the porch was well done.
Ri Ro PaintingRi Ro Painting
Raymond L.
I was impressed with Karol Construction even before the work was done. I needed a rooftop deck installed in a pinch. Karol responded to my request same day which was a Saturday evening. He came to see the the job on Sunday and provided me a quote within a couple hours. Karol and crew started the work on Tuesday and done by Thursday evening. The crew was clean, courteous and professional throughout. Not to mention the new deck looks great. I will definitely be using Karol for future projects.
Kosterna ConstructionKosterna Construction
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