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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 does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

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.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

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 Ballantyne decking professionals
Kevin K.
Great value! Came one day to lightly powerwash the deck before coming back a few days later to stain the deck. Super fast for a 325 sq ft deck. Thanks for the help!
Barbara W.
They built the deck in one and a half days! They came when the promised and built us a great deck. We highly recommend them!
Ketchie Street RenovationsKetchie Street Renovations
Jill S.
Our deck looks great.
Barbara W.
On deck staining job is not complete yet, but they already power washed the deck and it looks great. Also they cost was way below all other quotes.
Marta p.
We wanted a deck build and they delivered. 2 and half days later, we had our deck and we love it. They listened to our vision of what we wanted the deck to look like and provided their professional opinion on building it. We will definitely keep them in mind for our next project.
Nailed It Construction ServicesNailed It Construction Services
Aja P.
Very friendly and my deck looks great!
Diana L.
Great Experience having Lee pressure wash and stain our deck and screened-in porch. His attention to detail and careful work were great. The deck looks wonderful. Thanks again!!
Jones Carter LLCJones Carter LLC
Cliff w.
They came to my house on schedule to clean the deck thoroughly on the first day. They came on a second day to pain the deck. The finished job looks nicely. They use Sherwin William paint. Will use again.
Brian F.
Great job staining our deck. Performed work as promised.
Clean Living Home SolutionsClean Living Home Solutions
Toya W.
I love! Love love my deck! These guys did an amazing job. In the days of social distancing, they were safe, never set foot in the house! The deck looks beautiful. I get so many compliments and neighbors asking.
Get Down Pressure Washing LLCGet Down Pressure Washing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I highly recommend Nick Gillaspie. His work was outstanding. He was able to complete the repairs within my timeframe. The deck looks much better. Nick offer suggestions to improve the deck's appearance. He left the job site clean!
Gillaspie Handyman Building & MaintenanceGillaspie Handyman Building & Maintenance
Amy B.
Tom rebuilt a deck for my clients and that helped their home sell in just a few days. He even came back to assist with repairs recommended to the deck by the home inspector. Price was fair and clients are happy. Can't ask for more. Thanks Tom.
Bruss Services LLCBruss Services LLC
Nicole K.
I love my new deck! It was such a great experience and I would highly recommend!
G and l Builders Inc.G and l Builders Inc.
Kelly C.
Updated Review: When we original started working with Richard we asked if a permit was required for the deck. He said not for this deck. I later found out that all decks in Mecklenburg County need to be permitted. We found out when going to sell our house which added $1k to the overall costs due to repairs that needed to be made as well as the cost of permitting. This does not account for the stress involved. Richard was horrible to communicate with after the deck was completed. When he came to fix some of the initial issues he showed up, didn’t say a word to me and left. He also uses nails for the planks and not screws which makes repairing issues a nightmare. The cost is cheap but I would not recommend using him for a deck without requiring that he permit it during construction. As long as he does the permit I think he’d be fine to work with but you need to require him to do the permitting and do not pay until the deck passes final inspection.
Ken G.
Francisco and Claudia did a great job on our deck - from helping us choose the right color to deck preparation by power washing and the actual painting. We will definitely hire them next time we need painting done. We highly recommend them.
Cammie J.
They did an awesome job on my deck. I will definitely be using them again in the near future.
Randy H.
I am more than satisfied with the contractor my old deck looks new again
Christine S.
DeckXperts responded quickly to all of my messages and did a beautiful job restoring my deck.
Candice b.
If you want the job done right, book them! They pressured washed my deck and painted it over. They were very professional and went above and beyond! We had lights all around our deck and they took them all down and put them back up.
Mike W.
Alonso did a great front porch rebuild. Pla. In using home for my backyard deck as well.
Premier ConstructionPremier Construction
Timothy W.
Richard came by and gave us an estimate and offered some ideas which gave us an extra foot and a half on width and my requested 6x6 deck post. We excepted his quote which also included tear down and disposal of the old deck. Within a week or so Richard and his crew showed up and began. They did the job in a day (10-6) and did not leave a mess. The best part (and this is a big one) was that Richard and his team were very nice and professional through out. Building decks out in the heat isn't for everybody, so thanks to your team for that. We didn't get an extra custom deck but everything we asked for at a better than competitive price, $14 sq foot. We plan on having the deck stained and protected in about 6-8 weeks to keep it looking as great as it does now. I may update this review as time goes on.
Billy R.
I had both a fence and deck installed at my new house. Richard and his crew arrived and started working immediately. Within the 1st day, they had the posts set up for the fence and also the deck. They completed the whole project in 2 days. He even built the deck larger than originally planned and still just charged me the agreed upon quote. Richard was very professional when speaking with him and he also did what he said he would do at an awesome price.
Michael P.
Eddy was extremely professional and completed our deck staining on time and with great results. Would recommend him highly.
LKN ContractingLKN Contracting
Anna M.
Eric was so nice to work with and did an excellent job on our deck! Would definitely use him again!
Eric BarkerEric Barker
Thumbtack Customer
Remington was very detailed explaining what was needed to repair my deck. He also did a good job at repairing it.
Remington Johnston RemodelingRemington Johnston Remodeling
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