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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much is a porch?

It costs about $5,000-$10,000 to build a small, basic porch, according to HGTV. Prefabricated porches typically cost around $10,000-$30,000. Larger, custom-made porches can cost as much as $50,000. 

To find out exactly how much your porch will cost, request a cost estimate from a porch builder near you.

What is a sleeping porch?

A sleeping porch is a screened balcony or deck that contains sleep furnishings and cool breezes. If you live in a region that experiences warm weather at night, these porches can provide a way to escape the heat and get a good night’s sleep. 

Does a porch need foundations?

Yes, your porch should have a foundation that adheres to your local building codes. You can often find this information online. You can also consult your porch builder and ask for their help when navigating building codes.

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

Reviews for Kansas City carpenters
Sandra S.
I hired Manning Yard & Deck to help me with a front porch project. My old porch had significant wood rot and the posts were collapsing into the porch deck. They built me a beautiful new porch, got the job done very quickly, great communication throughout the project, and were a pleasure to work with. I had some very last minute scheduling issues and they were able to accommodate them with no problem. I would definitely hire again and am already discussing some additional projects. Great experience.
Manning Yard & DeckManning Yard & Deck
Thumbtack Customer
Rojas very good contractor will use him again for all my contracting needs. They rebuilt and rescreened my porch and did it in timly manner and clean up was great
Rojas General ContractingRojas General Contracting
Barbara H.
What an awesome job!! They were quick to come out, listen to what I wanted and returned the bid within a day. They were extremely fast with resupporting, the tearing out of old and rotted timbers and the rebuilding of the porch. Everything from start to finish was completed in a matter of a few days. I highly recommend this company as their price is fair for the quality and workmanship done. They even put in the “critter-guard “ around the base of the porch just like I asked for.
Quisenberry Framing & decksQuisenberry Framing & decks
David T.
Roy is great to work with. He provided options on my project for quality and value for me to choose and then built a great porch that not only replaced an old rotting porch but enhanced the design visually. He also spotted 2 problem areas during construction and alerted me to them which is great because I want problems to be addressed and not ignored. I will be hiring Roy on a future project that we've already started discussion on. I highly recommend him. You might want to reach out soon though he is starting to become high demand.
Zimmer Construction LLCZimmer Construction LLC
Courtnty B.
Chris and his crew modernized and beautified our rear deck. They also removed an unsightly, old brick planter and built a pretty new front porch in its place. Chris got back to me right away when I put in my request. He came out to take a look and gave me estimates, both exactly when he said he would. He arrived early, was prepared, organized and clean. His work is quality and beautiful craftsmanship. His team is friendly and hardworking. I would definitely recommend and use them again.
Quisenberry Framing & decksQuisenberry Framing & decks
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