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Top 10 Decking Professionals near Portland, OR

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Top Ranked Home Repair
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Top Ranked Home Repair
Top Pro

Exceptional 5.0

(23)

Exceptional 5.0

(23)

Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition

  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Portland, OR
Russ B. says, "I contacted Adam to open up my master bathroom ceiling to search for a roof leak that we could not identify. The ceiling was water damaged and getting moldy. Adam accepted the project and was completely professional about it in every way. He sealed up the room with visqueen and always kept the area clean. He had the area tested and cleaned out all the mold. He worked with the roofing company to find the leak and after the roofing company fixed it Adam put the room back together with final paint and texture as if nothing happened. He always very clearly communicated what he was doing and when he was going to do it. He coordinated getting all the materials that were needed. Prices were very fair and reasonable. If you have a well defined project contact Adam, he is going to get busier and won't be dealing with owners who don't know what they want or have a lot of changes. I hope to work with him for some remodeling in the future. Five stars for sure."See more
Russ B. says, "I contacted Adam to open up my master bathroom ceiling to search for a roof leak that we could not identify. The ceiling was water damaged and getting moldy. Adam accepted the project and was completely professional about it in every way. He sealed up the room with visqueen and always kept the area clean. He had the area tested and cleaned out all the mold. He worked with the roofing company to find the leak and after the roofing company fixed it Adam put the room back together with final paint and texture as if nothing happened. He always very clearly communicated what he was doing and when he was going to do it. He coordinated getting all the materials that were needed. Prices were very fair and reasonable. If you have a well defined project contact Adam, he is going to get busier and won't be dealing with owners who don't know what they want or have a lot of changes. I hope to work with him for some remodeling in the future. Five stars for sure."
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Clover Renovations
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Clover Renovations

Exceptional 5.0

(13)

Exceptional 5.0

(13)

Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition

Great value
Licensed pro
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Portland, OR
Brianna D. says, "If I can give 10 stars I would! Kelvin took an unfortunate situation with a bathroom leak that not only ruined the floors but leaked down to our pantry back in October and was patient and helpful through the whole process with the insurance company! We finally got our payout and his team was ready next day to start working! He’s been so helpful with the overwhelming feeling I have had with picking out new tile, making sure it matches and making sure I’m not going over budget! I’m sure I’m not the easiest client with my 100 questions a day, but they are great and answer them all for me!!!! I’m so excited to see what the final product will be, but no doubt it will be the most beautiful bathroom I have ever seen!!!!"See more
Brianna D. says, "If I can give 10 stars I would! Kelvin took an unfortunate situation with a bathroom leak that not only ruined the floors but leaked down to our pantry back in October and was patient and helpful through the whole process with the insurance company! We finally got our payout and his team was ready next day to start working! He’s been so helpful with the overwhelming feeling I have had with picking out new tile, making sure it matches and making sure I’m not going over budget! I’m sure I’m not the easiest client with my 100 questions a day, but they are great and answer them all for me!!!! I’m so excited to see what the final product will be, but no doubt it will be the most beautiful bathroom I have ever seen!!!!"
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Collins Custom Construction
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Collins Custom Construction

Excellent 4.9

(19)

Excellent 4.9

(19)

Deck or Porch Remodel or Addition

Great value
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Portland, OR
Amy D. says, "So glad that we found and hired Daniel and Collins Custom Construction. We had a major renovation project, including removing walls, adding new walls, closets, doors, painting, wood floors, carpeting, even added new sheetrock ceilings! We have an older home with beautiful custom woodwork that Daniel was able to stain to match and milled himself to align perfectly. The attention to quality, especially the trim work, was one of the reasons we chose Collins Custom Construction. Daniel and his team were prompt, clean, efficient, and trustworthy. Given the size of the project, we were comfortable having them in our home even when we weren't there. It comes down to this: fully licensed and bonded, prompt communications, excellent quality work, and reasonable terms/price. If you have any type of home renovation project, you should call Daniel. We're glad that we did!"See more
Amy D. says, "So glad that we found and hired Daniel and Collins Custom Construction. We had a major renovation project, including removing walls, adding new walls, closets, doors, painting, wood floors, carpeting, even added new sheetrock ceilings! We have an older home with beautiful custom woodwork that Daniel was able to stain to match and milled himself to align perfectly. The attention to quality, especially the trim work, was one of the reasons we chose Collins Custom Construction. Daniel and his team were prompt, clean, efficient, and trustworthy. Given the size of the project, we were comfortable having them in our home even when we weren't there. It comes down to this: fully licensed and bonded, prompt communications, excellent quality work, and reasonable terms/price. If you have any type of home renovation project, you should call Daniel. We're glad that we did!"

Q & A

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.

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.

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.

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 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).

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.

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