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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 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 Bowie decking professionals
Yvonne F.
I'm very pleased with my deck staining. The workers were punctual and courteous and came back the following day to return my deck furniture to the deck.
Superior SoftWashSuperior SoftWash
Adam E.
Great work a nicely refinished deck!
Tratoria B.
I got my deck redone by these guys and it was the best decision I ever made. They came everyday and was very Pleasant and very affordable. I will most definitely use them again for another project . My Deck Looks AWESOME!!!
Aija R.
The team did a great job repairing and staining the deck. They were reasonably priced and professional.
Miracle Painting Inc.Miracle Painting Inc.
Joakina S.
Gifted Hands did a good job at restaining our deck and they were reasonably priced.
Gifted HandsGifted Hands
Bryan W.
Carlos did an excellent job power washing, repairing and staining my deck. He also repair some flagstone on the patio. Excellent, prompt service.
Tamika A.
Bladamir is absolutely amazing. His attention to detail and professionalism is great. He did an AMAZING job staining my deck. I look forward to working with him again. I’ve referred him to several other people.
Refresh painting servicesRefresh painting services
Taj G.
Carlos and crew did an excellent job repairing my deck and making it like new! They replaced some of the older/warped boards, screwed down and tightened the rest, and stained it to give it a beautiful finish :). The price was also very competitive.
Vanessa F.
I would definitely recommend this company. We were in need of a deck repair. They gave us a reasonable estimate and were punctual with all materials necessary to complete the job. They were skilled, professional and cleaned up after finishing.
Grace Home Solutions LLCGrace Home Solutions LLC
Nesly C.
Great 👍 job. Mr. Romero was hired to power wash and stain my deck. So far he has power washed it, and he will be staining it another day, but I was so impressed with the power wash that I decided to add my review now.
Romero painting services and insulation llcRomero painting services and insulation llc
Thumbtack Customer
Zaq Mes was very professional, experienced, and efficient. He performed a great job rebuilding my deck. He provided quality work and completed the job on time. I would definitely use his services in the future and recommend him to my family, friends and clients.
Silver Star Builders, Inc.Silver Star Builders, Inc.
Cindy K.
I am so happy with the results of my project. Bladimir was very responsive and arrived on time for the estimate. We discussed my concerns and price constraints and he offered several paint selections and finishes. He offered me a very affordable price (and during the work provided a receipt for additional supplies that he had to run out to get). On the day of the project he arrived on time and worked all day to ensure the project was finished perfectly. I am loving my new deck colors and can’t wait for outside to warm up to enjoy it. It really looks like a new deck. I will hire the company again to do some interior paint work. Below are the after and before pics.
Refresh painting servicesRefresh painting services
Yoni t.
I rarely write reviews but this company deserves a positive review. They were very professional, honest, and on time and did the job beyond my expectations. They built a huge deck and they were very accommodating in any updates I'd requested. I also asked them to do concrete work and it was done to my satisfaction. There aim was to make sure I was 100% satisfied. I highly recommend them for any job.
Alfredo Aguirre Contractor llcAlfredo Aguirre Contractor llc
Anna r.
If you want it done very well, call CDF Contractors. As former president of Shelter Master's Construction and a member of MHIC, I recognize great work. Carlos is awesome!! The crew speaks fluent English which makes for easy communication. They're dependable and punctual to the minute. Very professional with competitive prices and strict attention to detail. I hired CDF for interior painting, deck restoration, and installing doors. You won't be disappointed.
CDF General ConstructionCDF General Construction
Aisha N.
My husband and I hired him after he came out and give an estimate for $1500 ( price changed later). He sprayed painted even though we said it should be rolled but he said we would be fine. After he finished within 30 minutes he called 6 times asking for payment since we weren’t home. We paid the $1850 the price went to even though we didn’t have a chance to check out the work because kept calling. I’m two days it looked horrible from the light spray painting. He said he would come the next day. For over a month we waited for him to come fix it and everyday he said either he was busy or it was going to rain so he couldn’t. Over a month later he sent some people who painted one section and the left. They came on a day that had 80% chance of rain so now the deck is horrible and we have to find another company to paint the entire deck and fix his work. Do not use this person.
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