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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 Asheville decking professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Repaired, sanded and painted deck. All within a week! Great response time and Great Job!!
Miller Enterprises
Thumbtack Customer
Paul is a perfectionist....he re-did our deck plus some other repairs around the house
Miller Enterprises
Dino c.
I would recommend Kospa pressure washing and deck stain services they really know there business !!!! AAAA+++
Kospa Clean Power Washing and WindowsKospa Clean Power Washing and Windows
Robbie B.
Andrew did an excellent job of retrofitting my deck with a cable railing system. I would definitely hire him again!
Custom Craft Contracting LLCCustom Craft Contracting LLC
Joey C.
Hired Bryan to repair our back deck and our gutters, his work is great, gets back to you quickly and keeps you in the loop with everything that’s going on.
B's Service AshevilleB's Service Asheville
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Dennis to refinish my deck. He was easy to deal with and did a great job, on time, and as discussed. I'd be happy to use him again or recommend him to others.
Garner's Home ImprovementGarner's Home Improvement
Stanly G.
Custom Craft did a great job on our deck. They got here on time and finished on time. They delivered on everything they promised. The crew was polite and worked hard. I will definitely hire them again. SP.
Custom Craft Contracting LLCCustom Craft Contracting LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Michael helped to build a wooden sectional for our deck - the work was just as we requested with a very reasonable price. He was quick to respond to the request, finished the job quickly, delivered them and the couch looks great! I would certainly recommend him for carpentry needs or projects.
The Mountain HandymanThe Mountain Handyman
Matthew M.
These guys are awesome! Totally transformed our house. They were always where they said they were and completed the jobs quickly and completely. I would highly recommend them. Now that they painted our kitchen, living room, bedroom and bath they are going to come back and work on our deck. I will use them for all of our painting needs going forward.
B&B Painting of 828 LLCB&B Painting of 828 LLC
Chris C.
Hired Alex and his team to clean and seal my three decks. Alex always showed up when he said he would and stayed in contact with me the whole time. I am not a full-time resident so flexibility was a must. He fit me into his schedule and did awesome work. Hire, Merck for Hire. I will again!
Merck for HireMerck for Hire
Thumbtack Customer
It started with cutting a kitchen passthrough and expanded to demolition and rebuilding basement stairs, and building a deck, which involves adding steps and recutting a door opening. Terry has exceptional integrity, is kind, very communicative and very smart, an excellent problem-solver and able to grasp my intentions and aesthetic preferences instantly. He has so much experience that he can quickly break an estimated job down and is completely transparent with the details of all costs. He ASKS when I need to make choices (doesn't assume). The people he brings to work on larger jobs are also good people, a pleasure to be around. All this, and his prices are very fair!
Western Carolina Builders, LLCWestern Carolina Builders, LLC
Melissa S.
Alex Merck and his whole team were wonderful! Knowledgeable, polite, down to earth, reliable, responsive, and always on time! I’ve been burned by other contractors in the past, so having Merck for Hire on the project has renewed my faith. I’m a graphic designer, so aesthetics matter a lot to me. Alex and his team were incredibly patient with me as I changed my mind about finishes a dozen times and as I learned jargon pertaining to carpentry. It was quite difficult for me to explain my vision, but Merck for Hire nailed it on the head. My new fence and composite deck are gorgeous! Every neighbor that has walked by has commented about how much they love it. The craftsmanship is on point! Alex and his team do not cut corners!
Merck for HireMerck for Hire
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