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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 Columbus decking professionals
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Noah and Aaron to paint our deck and the overall deck looks fine. However, after the painting was completed, there was still a decent amount of paint on the spindles of the deck. After completion of the deck, they said they would be out the following Monday to remove the paint that was on the spindles and that was never completed. I followed up because they never showed on Monday. No response and it has been week. Already paid the entire invoice without the job being 100% completed. Extremely disappointed with the final completion of the project.
KNOC ConstructionKNOC Construction
Pat E.
Darren did deck repair at my house. He was very professional, on time and did a great job.
Xclusive HomeXclusive Home
Teri M.
Great job, very easy to work with, and reasonably priced. My deck looks great. Would definitely recommend
Erisman Custom Solutions LLC.Erisman Custom Solutions LLC.
Halle H.
Great service! Very responsive, reasonable price, and quality work for deck power washing and staining. We highly recommend!
Greenscapes Lawncare servicesGreenscapes Lawncare services
Janel T.
He sanded and painted our deck, it was finished last Friday, we were able to grill out and enjoy it this. Mothers Day weekend.
SmitRoc Home ImprovementSmitRoc Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
He came out quickly did an estimate. Scheduled immediately and completed the work in one day. I was pretty satisfied. Mike ripped out an old deck and put a small porch/deck in for me. I would have given 5 stars but I took off one point because after installing the new deck I there were 2 minor minor complaints that there was a little lip on one board that made the plank 1 cm higher so there was slight unevenness, the other thing was that the rail he put in had splinters so there were rough spots in places. He had no issue sanding that and repaired the lip with a power sander now the deck is smooth. My other issue was that I didn't know my deck wouldn't be stained and sealed. So for anyone who gets a quote make sure you know EVERYTHING that is included. That was my only disappointment in the end is that I still need to do that. I would use Mike again, I would just be very clear on communication so I know what will be included in the price.
M&L Residential Handyman ServicesM&L Residential Handyman Services
Kirsten D.
Hiro and his team were incredibly easy to work with and did a great job on our small deck project. We found some unexpected issues and they were able to work within our budget to help solve them. The crew was polite, cleaned up everything perfectly when finished and we are so happy with our new deck! Very responsive to get a hold of as well. Will definitely use again if a project arises!
Columbus Reclaimed - Build and RemodelColumbus Reclaimed - Build and Remodel
Emily J.
Charles was great to work with. He did an awesome job staining our deck. He was responsive and timely. Gave a reasonable estimate and did good work. Would highly recommend him.
Distinguished PaintingDistinguished Painting
Jackie S.
Tobias was amazing to work with. He was on time with the project and our deck looks perfect. He’s very responsive and was willing to work with the materials we found. I would definitely recommend using him for your next project.
Frost Fence LLCFrost Fence LLC
Barbara K.
Brian is a pro, top to bottom. He was super reliable, responsible, and dependable. His work is top notch. He made my 20 year old deck look brand new. I would highly recommend him!
MonolithMonolith
Danita A.
Excellent work- great price! Offered several options and restored my deck into a beautiful space again. They also repaired 2 gates that were difficult to open and close (and added handles). Will definitely hire again for future projects (landscaping and powerwashing).
Greenscapes Lawncare servicesGreenscapes Lawncare services
Thumbtack Customer
The deck stairs he fixed looks great and well built. Very timely - he was able to give same day service which really helped because these stairs are needed to get into the main door to my home and it broke. Would use him again for sure.
Craftsmen Service CompanyCraftsmen Service Company
Stephanie W.
We initially received three estimates , Projxpros included, unfortunately we went with another company that was the lowest price. That was a huge mistake! We contacted Travis to see if he could come out and remove the awful deck the other company with the lower price installed. He and his crew did an amazing job! They removed the old deck, installed a new one and we also had him install our vinyl fence. He was always on time, always communicated to us and was just a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend him! Lesson learned...you get what you pay for and the lowest price isn’t always the best deal.
ProjXprosProjXpros
Raechel D.
From day one, he knew what I wanted (easy to communicate with) with a Trex deck and vinyl privacy fence. Considering the work needing done, the project was completed in a timely manner and, much to my surprise, under budget. I am one very happy customer! 😁
Ohio Elite Services LLCOhio Elite Services LLC
Sam A.
We have had the initial meeting with Dave and Greg on our kitchen remodel and deck addition. They were fantastic, easy to work with, and very honest on possibilities and potential cost. They listened to our needs and offered potential solutions that we feel will work. We are early in the process and look forward to the design.
David Richards Home ImprovementsDavid Richards Home Improvements
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Trent twice and were extremely please with the results both times. He meticulously scraped and repainted the wood siding of our 100-yr old home and power washed and stained our back deck. He was very thorough, reliable, and honest. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to friends and neighbors.
Stonerock PaintingStonerock Painting
Heather A.
Robert painted the interior of my 1500 sq ft+ condo. He was thorough and meticulous. I was in a pinch and needed someone right away. He came out the next day, we agreed on a reasonable price, and he started work that day. 2 days later I’ve rented the place out! Super responsive and high quality work. (He’ll also be refinishing my outside deck soon!)
Erisman Custom Solutions LLC.Erisman Custom Solutions LLC.
Andrea H.
We used Charles and his team to power wash our home, scrape & repaint our deck, gazebo and all of our railings and they did amazing! They had it done extremely quickly and thoroughly (and explained everything we needed in detail-I trusted him instantly as he is super knowledgeable) and it looks like a whole new backyard space for us! We would absolutely recommend these guys and will definitely use them again in the future!
Distinguished PaintingDistinguished Painting
Sarah H.
We couldn't be happier with the result. We had a 30 year old deck that was not in the best of shape. Patrick quickly replied and came out and took a look at what needed to be done. The quote was very reasonable and for the quality of his work it was an amazing value. He and his partner worked very hard and communicated with me through the whole process. I will be recommending Patrick to anyone needing work done and I will be having him come back in the spring to do some more work for me.
Swope’sSwope’s
Jeffrey k.
The owner of the small practice met every meeting time and made certain the work was performed as promised, checking in on the progress onsite frequently during the construction. The work-persons were skilled and executed the deck repair and re-coat and small roof repair quickly and flawlessly. Moreover, after completion, when a mistake occurred involving the atm bank deposit of the check for the payment for the job, the Owner went to exceptional, I would say extraordinary, lengths to work with her bank to insure that the error was corrected before it could reflect on my account, though it was not her fault. I will definitely choose to work with this team again.
General Contractor LLCGeneral Contractor LLC
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