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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 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
James B.
Very responsive and great communication,, needed deck stained and sealed on short notice and Nomads Painting came through
Nomads PaintingNomads Painting
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
Karen P.
We contacted Elder for deck railing repair and staining. Elder was very responsive, came to give an estimate for work just days after we connected, and then was able to start work about a week later. He removed all of the old railing and installed new, replaced the stairs, and stained the entire deck all within a long weekend (TH-Sun). We were actually out of town while he was doing the work and he would even send photos of the progress! He and his team did great work and we are excited to have a “brand new” deck to enjoy!
Elder's painting and remodeling llcElder's painting and remodeling llc
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
Tim F.
Elder was great to work with. Made my old deck look young again. His team does high quality work. Would recommend for and paint, stain, or remodeling work.
Elder's painting and remodeling llcElder's painting and remodeling llc
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.
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
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
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
Brittney T.
We had a great experience with 360 painting. They did the trim of our 2 story home as well as our deck. Gabriella ensured we were on the same page for what work was to be done and she communicated when I could expect them to arrive. The team arrived on-time and worked until the job was done. They even had a scheduled lunch time and I knew what to expect along the way. I would hire them again for any project!
360° Painting of Cincinnati360° Painting of Cincinnati
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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