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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.

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).

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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 Indianapolis decking professionals
Patrick T.
A+ did a great job fixing up my deck and also built an awesome gate for my deck! He did the job efficiently and was very good at communicating. I would recommend him to anyone needing any deck work. Thank you!
A+Homes LLCA+Homes LLC
Tasha a.
Bill delivered! He was prompt with coming out to do estimate and did exactly what was needed to give me a restored deck. I’ll definitely recommend him to anyone needing deck service.
Knight-n-day RENOVATIONS llc.Knight-n-day RENOVATIONS llc.
Greg C.
Mike gave us expert advice on our weathered deck, which stains would work best and worked tirelessly to completion. The deck looks terrific. We'll hire him again and recommend to our friends and neighbors.
Michael andreMichael andre
Cindy P.
Did an excellent job of staining our deck. Very nice job.
NuLife Cabinet Refinishing and paintingNuLife Cabinet Refinishing and painting
Steve G.
Michael removed our old decaying deck, repaired and strengthened framing support structure where needed, and replaced decking and steps. He did this all during the 2020 pandemic when lumber was hard to find. He checked suppliers daily for lumber and would rush over to get boards when available. We are so pleased with the quality and craftsmanship of our new deck, and feel we gained a friend in the process. We wanted to stain and paint it ourselves, so Michael made recommendations for us. We will enjoy this deck for years to come and highly recommend Michael Andre.
Michael andreMichael andre
Pratika W.
Mr. Jacob is the best for building a deck. He is very professional, he does everything by himself and will totally understand your budget and work accordingly. Will definitely recommend him over anyone. He also stained the deck just the way we wanted.
Eley’s constructionEley’s construction
Nina L.
Michael did an amazing job on our new deck build. The quality of work was great and his price was fair. He was super transparent in the whole process and I really enjoyed working with him. He built our deck brand new and did the staining too.
Michael andreMichael andre
Cathy M.
Mike was very easy to work with and provided a reasonable price for our deck project. I would recommend him to others.
Michael andreMichael andre
Audrey S.
the main part of the deck repair was done very well. However, the final touches of power washing and staining missed the mark. Power washer damaged a couple of steps in which they should have sanded so not to leave splinters on deck boards. Then some of deck didnt seem to get powered washed. They totally forgot to cover a white downspout which now orange stain. i wish they would taken time in doing the prep work correctly as the i would have been able to rate 4 stars for the total project.
Becht Pride Cleaning & Residential Services LLCBecht Pride Cleaning & Residential Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Gary came over to remove a very heavy stain on our back deck. We had tried a few products, power washing, and elbow grease ourselves and nothing was getting this stuff off quickly. Gary assessed the situation and provided two different ways to tackle the job. He was was honest with what could and couldn't be done to the deck. They had to come back a few different days because of rain, and easily accommodated. The deck looks amazing! He did a great job and delivered exactly what he said he was going to. Great communication, and great work!!
Little Things To DoLittle Things To Do
Mike S.
Michael did a superb job on my revitalizing my deck. Powerwashed, sanded, and beautiful new paint job. Would hire again with total confidence.
Michael andreMichael andre
Russ R.
I never write reviews. But Mr. Reynolds did a awesome job with our back deck and our front porch. The roof on our back deck wasn't stained. It was looking pretty bad. Not any more. Our back deck and front porch was looking pretty bad. Now they both look awesome. Mr. Reynolds did an awesome job. Everything looks great. We our very pleased with everything he did. He was very professional, finished in a timely manner, cleaned everything up afterwards. Very kind man. And not one drop of stain on our vinyl siding. Great job. We will definitely use his services again. Highly recommend. Thank you again Mr. Reynolds.
NuLife Cabinet Refinishing and paintingNuLife Cabinet Refinishing and painting
Paul m.
What was on the contract was not delivered. Paid nine hundred dollars To paint and seal a small deck . Didn’t get seal with a lower quality paint that was used . Replacement of damage wood overlooked.
The Islands Painting LLCThe Islands Painting LLC
Alajawan P.
Juan was very professional, prompt, and did and excellent job staining my deck and playset. He gave me a fair price. I would definitely hire him again.
Ashley F.
I really needed my deck fixed and couldn't do it myself. Sean was so nice and professional. He came and gave me a quote the same say and did the job the next day.
A+Homes LLCA+Homes LLC
Nina B.
Great company to work with, he gave me a fair estimate, arrived early, always communicated while deck was being done and finished product looks great! I would highly recommend and will be using them again!
Stylish Home ImprovementsStylish Home Improvements
Kimberly S.
Great job!!! Jason was prompt at responding to issues that arose and did an excellent job redoing our deck! I would highly recommend him for any job you need, and am planning on using him for work in the future.
Indy home pro’s  (Jason P)Indy home pro’s (Jason P)
Neal B.
Michael delivered as promised and on time and on budget. What more can you ask for? The quality of his work is solid. Along with my positive review, I have already asked him to work on another larger deck project. :-)
Michael andreMichael andre
Andrew R.
Redid the railing on our deck. Provided all of the lumber, and even came up with some unique ideas that I never considered as they were on site. Always communicated about the timing of the project, and the two men working on site were professional every step of the way. Would highly recommend!
Becht Pride Cleaning & Residential Services LLCBecht Pride Cleaning & Residential Services LLC
Patricia S.
I can’t say enough about how much we’ve enjoyed working with Bill on our deck/pergola project. Not only is the quality and attention to detail in his work evident from day one, the finished product is just beautiful! I would recommend him over an over again for your projects!!!
Knight-n-day RENOVATIONS llc.Knight-n-day RENOVATIONS llc.
Amanda W.
Michael did an excellent job helping us with our deck. He was quick with responses and helped recommend what to get for the best outcome. He did our project quickly and it looks great. We will definitely recommend him for any of your projects. He knows what he is doing and does it well.
Michael andreMichael andre
Tracy F.
Michael was very attentive to prepping before staining and sealing my deck to protect my furniture & my home. He responded to my request within minutes on the Thumbtack app and promptly gave me a quote after we talked that included materials so I didn’t have to do anything but choose a color. He made everything so worry-free. I would definitely recommend him and hire him again.
Michael andreMichael andre
Thumbtack Customer
I had multiple contractors come out. Jamie and Michelle were knowledgeable and open to my ideas. Jamie had an excellent price, and he and Michelle were very professional and easy to work with throughout the process.The deck is BEAUTIFUL, and the attention to detail with sanding the hand railings makes a big different, and let me know the pride he takes in his work. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone, and I plan on working with them in the future.
Barrett ContractingBarrett Contracting
Jonathan K.
Working with Michael’s Floor Care was a wonderful experience from start to finish. They were responsive and walked me through all the steps that they would take when sealing my deck. I felt very comfortable working with them and really trusted that they knew exactly what they were doing. They even called to make sure I was completely satisfied once the work was completed. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks Michael’s Floor Care!!
Michael's Floor CareMichael's Floor Care
Kathy Y.
Fantastic experience! The crew were pleasant, on time hard working and professional. Jamie built a beautiful deck/porch in 2 days and the quality of the work is admirable. He even took care of a couple other ‘fixes’ which was much appreciated. Each day they left the site spotless. What a delight to find a business that truly takes pride in every aspect of a job and delivers quality work on time! I look forward to hiring them again.
Barrett ContractingBarrett Contracting
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