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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).

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 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 Coon Rapids decking professionals
Brian H.
Don refinished my deck. He was responsive, finished the job quickly, and the cost was very competitive. The deck is looking very good!
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Linda N.
With challenging weather affecting the ability to get my deck stained, Carl’s painting did a great job of keeping me informed of when the work could get done. Deck looks great now!
Carl's Interior PaintingCarl's Interior Painting
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Julio for a complete deck replacement. His craftsmanship was excellent. I am very impressed with the quality of the finished deck. The project was completed for a very reasonable price. I would recommend this company to others.
JC Wood Floor Installation Inc.JC Wood Floor Installation Inc.
Tara W.
Mike was so responsive and completely delivered on our deck staining!
Mike Mader PaintingMike Mader Painting
Kelly G.
Greg did a good job in both communications and work on our deck.
Gigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson InteriorsGigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson Interiors
Thumbtack Customer
Larry refurbished our deck with Trex Enhanced products, including deck, railings and wider stairs. The joists were all good, but everything else needed to be replaced. His suggestions, hard work, honesty, and commitment to the job were greatly appreciated. We highly recommend him and would definitely hire him for future projects. By the way, we love our new deck and it looks great. Rich & Ann
Lawrence AllarLawrence Allar
Donna M.
He did a great job fixing my deck and was very reasonable. Easy to work with.
WVM. Construction  LLCWVM. Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent workmanship! I am loving my deck again! Thank you Donald!
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Donald did the work on our deck carefully and promptly. We are very pleased with the result.
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Chris N.
Quickly replaced old deck stairs for me. Good price and they look great! Thanks!
JP Handyman & RemodelingJP Handyman & Remodeling
Anita C.
Donald did a great job on my deck! Payed attention to details and went the extra mile!
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Jaclyn H.
Working with JoNick Construction on our deck project was a positive and enjoyable experience. Great communication: The team really listened and gave us the decks we wanted. JoNick went above and beyond to fit our project into our own tight time frame. Would highly recommend.
JoNick ConstructionJoNick Construction
Thumbtack Customer
He was on time, came one day and power washed everything on time. The second day he sanded it clear, and stained it. On the third day he made it look like a new deck. Donald was smart, neat and did admirable work. I have a really nice deck now.
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Erika A.
They did a fabulous job power washing, sanding and staining our deck. I will definitely use again.
Corral services llcCorral services llc
Christine N.
Don is great! Helpful, honest and he did a great job repairing and staining our deck and furniture.
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Andrew P.
They did an amazing job on our deck. Professional , courteous and great communication. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.
All Star PaintersAll Star Painters
Kim A.
Don did a great job refinishing our deck. He was on time, provided quality work at a reasonable price.
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Troy B.
They did a great job cleaning and staining my deck. I will use them again next time for sure.
Carl's Interior PaintingCarl's Interior Painting
Roxane K.
He was terrific. Worked until completed, honest, and recommended treatment for the wood on my deck. He followed through on recommendations.
Schwartz and Sons, LLC.Schwartz and Sons, LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Topshelf Design built a large deck for us and assembled a 10 x 12 foot gazebo. It turned out beautifully,
Topshelf Design & ConstructionTopshelf Design & Construction
Gwen L.
Loved the timeliness, responsiveness and the workmanship. We got our deck, porch, roof, and siding redone with Paul and he was nothing but wonderful.
Rodriguez Construction LLCRodriguez Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Don put in a new fence post and stained the deck. He was very efficient and did an excellent job. Would recommend him!
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Luke S.
We hired Mark to replace a 2nd story ~ 15’ x 10’ deck/balcony. At our initial meeting, Mark viewed the balcony, measured and then immediately began to make suggestions based on our thoughts about materials, design, etc. Within a few short minutes, Mark gave a ballpark estimate of the cost of the project, which was both very competitively priced and within a couple $100 when he returned within a day or two with a written proposal. We immediately executed the contract, Mark provided an estimated delivery date for the materials and a start date for the tear-down of our old balcony. Both dates were spot-on. After the tear-down, Mark did a thorough removal of all debris, as promised. Upon delivery of the decking material, (before installation) Mark pointed-out some flaws (weathering, scratches) in some of the decking. He immediately contacted the supplier and had all new decking delivered. Mark and his crew did some hard and hot construction in the dog days of August. The project was completed within the timeframe Mark had estimated. When Mark told us that he or a crew member would be at our home, he/they were there or Mark contacted us with a “Sorry, but...”, which we appreciated. Mark was readily available by text message, often within minutes, never beyond half-a-day. Mark went above-and-beyond to make sure that a water-leak issue with the old balcony (into our 1st Floor 3-Season porch) would not reoccur after his deck installation. Our bottom line: Mark’s work product, price, communication, etc. led us to immediately hire him to replace our lower/ground-level 15’x15’ deck with the same composite decking, a project we foresaw needing in a year or two (and Yes, our experience with Mark on the tear-down and construction of Deck #2 mirrored Deck #1). Add to that, it’s our intent to hire Mark to build a Pergola for our lower deck in Spring 2020. We would recommend Mark for similar construction projects without reservation. Luke S. and Liz R.
WVM. Construction  LLCWVM. Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The work was well done and Greg was courteous and friendly. Replaced some rotting boards and finished two decks that each look very nice now.
Gigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson InteriorsGigantous Services LLC/ Dba Carlson Interiors
Thumbtack Customer
Thank you for your time and attention to the updating of my deck. You are thorough and careful and I appreciate it. Your work speaks for itself. Thanks again.
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
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