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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 Portland decking professionals
Patrick M.
Nick did a great job stripping, sanding, and staining my deck. My old cedar deck now looks amazing - I highly recommend Oz Wash Cleaning.
Oz Wash CleaningOz Wash Cleaning
Bill M.
Zach did a great job on our new deck ! He was easy to work with...Once the material arrived for our new deck...Zach stayed on it until it was completed! Highly recommend Even Grade Constuction!
Even Grade construction llcEven Grade construction llc
Marcela R.
Sanded deck and replaced side door. Work completed quickly and looks great.
Oregon Home Inspection Team LLCOregon Home Inspection Team LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had my deck stained and sealed. They worked quickly despite rain delays and the price was fantastic. They took off all of the deck furniture before the job, which I appreciate. My only complaint is that they didn't put it back post job.
Christie G.
I highly recommend the work of father & son team, Don and Brock, to bring our deck back to life. An earlier botched paint job and sinking supports needed fixing. The 3-day job included pouring concrete for new supports, fixing water run off issue, replacing old boards, properly prepping and then painting the deck with a high bonding deck stain. Our deck looks like new and they were so great to work with, bending over backwards to make everything right for us. As an added bonus, their pricing was very reasonable. I give them 5 stars!
Brocks Roof & Gutter CleaningBrocks Roof & Gutter Cleaning
Matt S.
Tucker did an amazing job building our new deck! Our old deck, while functional, was a bad use of space in a small backyard. He took our somewhat nebulous vision for a new deck and ran with it, making sure to involve us every step of the way and paying close attention to detail. Tucker was always clear about outlining the steps and the goals for each day and made sure to ask if he wasn't sure about a particular detail. The end result is a terrific new deck that fully utilizes our small backyard space and fits in perfectly with our modern townhouse. We couldn't be more pleased, and Tucker was great to work with!
West Range Construction LLCWest Range Construction LLC
David K.
A&C was easily the lowest bid I received from three contractors to build a small deck. They delivered exactly what they promised when they promised. And they did quality work -- in fact, they sent several boards back to the lumberyard for replacement because they didn't think they were good enough for the deck.
A&C Innovative ContractorsA&C Innovative Contractors
Lisa B.
Zach did an amazing job on our deck! He was easy to work with, professional, and did quality work.
Even Grade construction llcEven Grade construction llc
Thumbtack Customer
Great Job, Deck looks great for a very affordable price. Jorge was very friendly and easy to work with.
JP Home Maintenance Pressure washingJP Home Maintenance Pressure washing
Brandon B.
Loy was quick to respond to my request for a quote and got started on the job immediately once I accepted it. He did an amazing job stripping my old deck down to it's framing and rebuilding it from scratch using cedar decking. Highly recommended. Very high quality work!
Redline Roofing Repair LLCRedline Roofing Repair LLC
Ivan B.
Really great work, and many thanks for taking care of this project! Deck was horrible before, now beautiful!//Ivan
RJ LeathermanRJ Leatherman
Colin W.
Brock and his team were very responsive, friendly and professional. Originally was looking just to have my deck stained and sealed, but in talking with him around some issues I was having with my gutters, wound up hiring him for both jobs! Deck looks good, and gutters are both cleaned and fixed!
Brocks Roof & Gutter CleaningBrocks Roof & Gutter Cleaning
Nick M.
Ivan and team did a fantastic job repairing my deck. Ivan was quick to respond to my initial request, walked me through his thoughts and gave me a date when he was available to complete the job. His work on the deck was solid and I have no doubt that the problem has been fully resolved
Nina J.
I hired Dario to re-stain our deck and staircase. He was very easy to work with- responsive and knowledgable about how the stain would take to the wood and other considerations based on how much sun our deck receives. He and his partner did an excellent job painting around fencing/stair detail and protected the exterior well from splatter.
Gaxiola's Painting LLC.Gaxiola's Painting LLC.
Emily O.
Very impressed with the quality of their work and their responsiveness to any concerns. John was very helpful with creative design solutions for my deck and the results are just beautiful.
A&C Innovative ContractorsA&C Innovative Contractors
Jeffrey M.
Ben and his dad did an amazing job demolishing our old rotten deck and building a new one that is going to last for years and looks terrific. Ben came out and gave an estimate and good advice. We'd been told previously that the substructure was sound and all we needed was new decking on top, however, Ben checked more thoroughly and found rotting in some of the substructure. It turned out there was even more and if we'd listened to the other guys we'd have a nice new deck on top of a rotten substructure. I recommend Ben highly. Probably the best contractor we've worked with over 11 years of home ownership.
James S.
Logan got the job done right and also make it beautiful! I had him fixed my fence and now we are working on the deck project!
Something constructiveSomething constructive
Ken O.
Brien did a really good job redoing my deck. His work is exceptional and his bid was very competitive. I HIGHLY recommend him.
Something constructiveSomething constructive
Dwight A.
Contractor was highly professional. The work was completed on time and in budget. We are very satisfied with the deck cleaning and staining and would recommend him w/o reservations.
Rose Resource Group, LLCRose Resource Group, LLC
Anna P.
We hired Oregon Precision Builders to replace a multi level deck in our back yard. The whole process went extremely well from start to finish. Heidi came out to do our consultation and measure the deck. She was very knowledgeable and through. She put together an extensive quote with numerous options, which allowed us to choose different features based on our budget. We choose to go with a mid-tier composite deck. Byron came twice before the project started to answer our questions and ensure we had a solid plan in place. He was wonderful to work with. A run a business out of my home and I had a tight timeline for this project to be done. Byron and his crew worked long days in 100 degree weather to ensure it was finished on time! Our deck turned out amazing and they absolutely went above and beyond to ensure we were happy with everything. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again!!
Oregon Precision BuildersOregon Precision Builders
Andy P.
Scott sanded and stained our deck in a professional way. Communication with him was great, he was on time and used quality stain as promised. We were happy with his work.
Oregon Home Inspection Team LLCOregon Home Inspection Team LLC
Ina Z.
We had a great experience getting our deck/stairs sanded and stained. They did a great job, were quick, and worked us into their schedule without much notice.
Stephen I.
I had RJ repair a very rotten deck. He got it done affordable, and followed through on the whole process. He left it nice and clean when finished.
RJ LeathermanRJ Leatherman
Matthew L.
Josh is a class act - every aspect of our deck repair project went well. He is a strong communicator and clearly a professional at what he does. Completely recommend!!
Josh Soucy ConstructionJosh Soucy Construction
Allison K.
We absolutely love the deck Mike and his team built for us. They were a great value and did excellent work. We will definitely use them again for future projects!
Tortoise Construction, LLCTortoise Construction, LLC
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