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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).

Get started today by contacting the best deck contractors near you

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 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.

How do you find a good carpenter?

To find a good carpenter near you, do the following:

  • Use Thumbtack to find a list of carpenters in your area.
  • Filter the list by selecting a specific carpentry service, such as general carpentry or cabinetry. 
  • Identify carpenters who have high ratings.
  • View the carpenters’ profiles and learn more about their specialties. 
  • Read their customer reviews and look at photos of their past work.

After you get a good sense of their quality of work, make sure the carpenter has the necessary credentials in your state. Then, request several cost estimates for your project(s).

Reviews for Pleasant Ridge decking professionals
Kelly B.
Responded quickly to our request for deck cleaning and painting. They did an excellent job, the deck looks great! Very professional, got all work done in a timely fashion
REYNOSO'S PAINTING& CLEANING SERVICES LLCREYNOSO'S PAINTING& CLEANING SERVICES LLC
Mark W.
Chuck and his team did a great job staining our deck. They cleaned the deck, did all the prep and came back and finished the staining. It turned out really well. We would recommend them to anyone.
CPRCPR
Randell L.
Started our deck project ourselves. Quickly realized it was beyond our skills. Called several companies. CPR was available and able to do the job before anyone else could even look at it. Protected our house and belongings and did a nice job staining our deck.
CPRCPR
Ann B.
Chuck cleaned and sealed our deck and it looks new. We look forward to working with him in the future.
CPRCPR
Wayne C.
Chuck and his crew did a fantastic job on our deck and shed. Chuck is very personable and easy to talk too and kept me informed at all times about their progress. For the deck they replaced several bad and broken boards, cleaned and pressure washed and repainted the deck. They had to maneuver around alot of plants and other obstacles and did a great job. The shed was in a pretty sad state. They replaced rotten boards, pressure washed it and painted it the same color as the deck with white trim. They also put white vinyl lattice around the bottom. The shed looks almost new. They did everything quickly and effeciently with a great deal of care. I would most definitely hire them again.
CPRCPR
Mike M.
Larry did an amazing job he will be my deck guy for the foreseeable future it has been a pleasure working with him
Hill's ServicesHill's Services
Rob C.
Chuck and his crew did an excellent job staining my deck! I would definitely recommend them and would hire them again no question!
CPRCPR
Todd G.
TWB responded quickly to my request for repair to our deck. They did quality work at a very reasonable cost. Would highly recommend to anyone needing their services.
TWB Property Solutions LLCTWB Property Solutions LLC
Betty M.
Deck had not been stained in years, really did a good job. Covered all plants and didn't leave any trash behind. Would contact them again.
CPRCPR
Brian K.
Chuck and his team did an awesome job cleaning and staining our deck. Large project but they got it setup quickly and done quickly. Would highly recommend CPR
CPRCPR
Anna M.
Great experience with our deck stripping & staining as well as painting our garage walls & floor. Everyone was very professional, work product was great! They were easy to communicate with and felt updated throughout.
REYNOSO'S PAINTING& CLEANING SERVICES LLCREYNOSO'S PAINTING& CLEANING SERVICES LLC
Dan D.
Chuck and his guys did a great job with cleaning and staining my deck. He was responsive and answered all the questions and concerns I had. Would happily use him again for future projects.
CPRCPR
Thumbtack Customer
Got my huge deck stained . Did a good job , did it in time and did it well. We're off on estimating costs and charged me extra but I did not mind because they did a good job.
Blair Services LLCBlair Services LLC
Phillip T.
Larry Hill is truly a great guy. His company did an amazing job staining and sealing my deck. They were very meticulous as to not get anything on my house or windows and the finished product is absolutely gorgeous!! I couldn’t be happier.
Hill's ServicesHill's Services
Dave G.
Chuck and his team did a great job restoring and staining my deck. There were several substantial repairs, and the quality of the workmanship was excellent. I found Chuck to be very honest and helpful, and would definitely use his company again for future home projects.
CPRCPR
Heidi R.
Kelley was very responsive and communicated well with us. We had our large back deck re-done. There were some logistical issues that resulted in the job taking longer then it should have to complete but Kelley addressed all of our concerns and we are happy with the end product.
Kingdom Roofing & RemodelingKingdom Roofing & Remodeling
Amy H.
Chuck did a great job staining and leveling our deck. He responded to our requests promptly. He provided good communication on when he could start the job due to the recent unforeseen weather situation. His price is as good as his work. His crew finished the work in a day.
CPRCPR
Lewis P.
Came out to give an estimate very quickly. I had both my deck and swing set done. He broke 3 people to do the job. Pressure washed everything the first day, the stained both the 2nd day. Did a quality job on both and cleaned up well afterwards.
Hill's ServicesHill's Services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Jay to build a pretty large deck with cable railings and other unique features that required a lot of precision, creativity and flexibility. Jay came through from start to finish. He was easy to work with, open to my ideas and responsive to our suggestions and even comments for changes. I'd recommend him without hesitation. Thank you Jay.
The Handyman Service, LLCThe Handyman Service, LLC
Ashley H.
Ken was quick to respond and fit this job into his schedule. He was responsive when setting up the job and showed up when he said he would. The quality of work for the price can't be beat. He spent most of the day staining our deck and did a great job. He was friendly, polite and gave us updates throughout the day. This was well worth the weekend we saved doing it ourselves.
Armbruster Paint and PatiosArmbruster Paint and Patios
Thumbtack Customer
My deck was in need of repair, cleaning, and staining. Joe repaired the boards in need in a very timely fashion, and recommended that I wait to have it stained until winter is over because the stain wouldn't be absorbed by the wood at this point. I appreciated his honesty because he could've just done the work to collect money, costing me more next season when it would need to be done again! The work that he did complete looks perfect!
Prevail Softwash LLC & Pressure WashingPrevail Softwash LLC & Pressure Washing
Monica H.
We hired Charles (Chuck) with Restoration Home LLC for deck and balcony repairs. Chuck kept our costs low and anytime he ran into a problem he would show us the issue and tell us how much in addition it would cost. But even the additional costs were fair. Chuck responded to every text I sent within mins. He and his guys did a fabulous job. I was nervous to hire anyone on Thumbtack because I had never used this service before and was afraid of being in a scandal of some sort. I’m so glad I took this gamble on Thumbtack, trying to find a reasonably priced carpenter. All reviews on this company are spot on except the one review by Jordan F. His review is totally false. Chuck is very friendly and Professional. I would hire him again for any job he says he can do.
Restoration Home LLCRestoration Home LLC
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