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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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

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?

How can I find out if a general contractor is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out whether a general contractor is considered essential in your area during the current coronavirus pandemic, visit your city or state’s government website, which will have information on essential services.

Find information on national recommendations by visiting CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure. 

Is it hard to build a deck yourself?

If you don’t have the skills, experience and qualifications, building a deck may be difficult for you to do on your own.

Structural integrity is key when constructing anything, but especially something you plan to have your family and friends use regularly. The safety of the structure takes careful planning and experience.

Professional contractors have the knowledge to make a safe, beautiful deck for you. They also know the proper permits and insurance required to legally build a new deck or remodel a porch in your city.

When in doubt, contact the best deck contractors near you and start getting free estimates today.

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.

Reviews for Eden Prairie decking professionals
Brian A.
Todd replaced the cedar wood on my deck and stairs. Did a great job!
Todd Maxwell HandymanTodd Maxwell Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
R&R a large portion of the underlying structure of a large deck. Time was of the essence as the deck was in danger of collapsing at any time. Gary responed immediately, adjusted schedules to meet the need, and the work exceeded my expectations. No negatives whatsoever. Pleasant, courteous, and professional.
G Johnson Builders LLCG Johnson Builders LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Larry updated our 27 year old original deck. He guided us on design and materials --presented several options and worked with our budget. He was meticulous, and dedicated to our project. His work is top quality. The deck is large: second story, 12' x 30' with stairs, railings, and gate. He completed the project on time- and communicated with us thoughout the construction. We are so pleased with our new, updated deck! Thank you, Larry.
Lawrence AllarLawrence Allar
Ray R.
Don was very responsive. Up straight about everything. No gimmicks. Cleared everything on the deck. Did a good job with the strain/paint itself. Product he used seems to be of good brand and quality. Also, he is good with adjusting his schedule according to our availability and also weather.
WD Home RepairsWD Home Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Alex from Stain Bros did an outstanding job on our deck. He showed up when he said he would, did an ecellent job throughout. He was considerate of getting it done in a timely manner, but taking his time to do a great job at a fair price. I would highly recommend him.
Stain Bros LLCStain Bros LLC
Lindsey C.
Chad did a great job with our deck. We are thrilled with how it turned out and have received numerous compliments from our neighbors. He was always on time and communicated with us every step of the way. His prices were very fair. I would absolutely recommend him and would hire him again for future projects.
CML Construction LLCCML Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Larry to demolish our deck, replace doors and repair rotted boards from the side of our house. He was an amazing craftsman - showed up when he said he would, worked through inhuman weather conditions and did an absolutely perfect job. I sought estimates from three people on Angie's List who never responded and three people from Thumbtack who ALL responded within 48 hours. Larry's estimate was the highest, but it was the most complete and he came in right on target. Along the way, he offered us choices that balanced between budget and end result that we really appreciated. Plus, he and I enjoyed a bit of sparring related to politics, which I think we BOTH enjoyed a lot. Larry will be coming back in the spring to rebuild the deck and we look forward to working with him again. Just hope that this review does not make him TOO popular, but he is really an amazing artisan :)
Lawrence AllarLawrence Allar
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Gary Johnson and his team through Thumbtack to work on a total remodel of our 1962 rambler. The project included a new 4 season room, deck, railing, entry porch, relocation of basement stairs, beams to open up the main living area and master bedroom, windows, finish work and more! Our contact at the lumber yard was curious as to how we found Gary, her comment was, "he is one of the best!" We absolutely agree! Gary does great work with a passion for a quality finished product, at a fair price. If you are thinking of hiring Gary we would be happy to show you his work. I couldn't give a higher recommendation! Eric
G Johnson Builders LLCG Johnson Builders LLC
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