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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 Pittsburgh decking professionals
Phoebe H.
Frank, Robin, and their crew did a wonderful job refinishing our deck. The wood was in bad shape and the railing slat spacing and stairs were unsafe for our growing family. They were able to remove the stairs, patch the deck to match the existing style, and added slats to the railings to make the deck safe. They then painted the deck beautifully, which will surely extend the life of our deck. They were very responsive and kept us thoroughly updated throughout the process. We are so happy with the result and would highly recommend them for similar projects.
Maxwell Remodeling
Rich T.
The rear deck of my house had not been stained in 4 years. Alexander was extremely thorough in power washing and cleaning the deck prior to painting, the result being a great finished product. I would recommend Alexander for any project that requires painting or staining as I was very impressed with the way my deck turned out.
alexander claudiualexander claudiu
Thumbtack Customer
Quickly completed front and back deck restoration at a fair price.
Miklos Pressure Washing and Deck RestorationMiklos Pressure Washing and Deck Restoration
Samantha H.
Vick did a great job fixing up our deck. It wasn’t a big job but he was quick to respond and gave us a great price. The deck looks brand new and makes the backyard look great! Some before and after photos attached.
AnyHome Improvements LLCAnyHome Improvements LLC
Matthew D.
Danny was awesome. They had my deck built in two days and did a phenomenal job.
Wolfe's General Construction LLCWolfe's General Construction LLC
April R.
Stained both front porch and back deck. Work was done timely and professionally, I am happy.
alexander claudiualexander claudiu
Karen A.
Great job done by Alexander!! Power wash and stain on deck looks great.Prompt and thorough. Highly recommend Alex!
alexander claudiualexander claudiu
Thumbtack Customer
Jason was very professional and did a great job constructing our deck (over 20 ft above the ground!). There were some time delays due to the unexpected permitting process with the City, but he was ultimately able to get the deck done within a couple of months. The actual work took less than a week and was completed to a high standard. There were also some unforeseen design costs required for the permit but Jason was nice enough to cover them. The overall cost and output was highly competitive and I would recommend him if you need a deck constructed.
Dream Design RenovationsDream Design Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
Scott did a fine job on my deck. He was prompt, professional, and completed everything to my satisfaction. I can recommend him without reservation.
Miklos Pressure Washing and Deck RestorationMiklos Pressure Washing and Deck Restoration
Colin M.
Frank and Robin were an absolute pleasure to work with as they stained our deck a new blue color and added some life to it. What impressed me the most was how meticulous their team worked, not rushing just to get the job done. It felt like they were staining their own deck which I appreciate as I'm pretty particular. Robin communicated every step of the way from Day 1 and I hope to work with them on some future projects.
Maxwell Remodeling
Ken H.
Leo and his staff are true professionals. Leo provides his estimate and informed us exactly what he was doing. We had old elevated deck removed and replaced with a new deck. He goes over everything thoroughly. Work day comes and the crew knew exactly what to do and provided a quality result. My wife and I are beyond happy with this. You owe to yourself to have this company look at your project for an estimate. You will not be disappointed.
Wolfe's General Construction LLCWolfe's General Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The service was top notch work. Before searching for the quote, I had bad experience with other roofing contractor several years ago. Hence, I had a hard time, trusting the bids I was asking for. Until I found Frank Maxwell and Robin through this website, Frank came out next day to give the quote for new bigger deck and siding..... A real big project in my book. The quote was average...not the cheapest. AND IT IS WORTH! Frank, Robin, and Jeff did the marvelous work. They built real throughly and carefully. A beautiful siding..... Can't express how great deck looks. What's more, they made sure that my deck is well regulated by the city requirement. Robin always kept me up to the date with the work underway. If you are looking for the quotes, stop here... Don't go further. Give them a call. You won't regret!
Maxwell Remodeling
Lauren U.
Severin did an awesome job staining our rooftop deck! He was communicative and flexible as we navigated rainy Pittsburgh days. The project was done quickly and it looks great. Severin was also a huge help in helping us pick a color.
Turok PaintingTurok Painting
Jean D.
Ron and his assistant were very honest, reliable, hard working and built an excellent, beautiful deck. We appreciated Ron's knowledge and expertise, ideas and willingness to be flexible with changes. We also appreciated his assistance with drawings and inspection process. They were great to work with.
Ron's General ContractingRon's General Contracting
Ben S.
Scott came out quickly, did a very high quality job and was a very reasonable and fair price. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for deck staining. Also he painted the new windows we got put in our house and did a great job.
Excel Home MaintenanceExcel Home Maintenance
Renee B.
Vick and his team were able to rebuild our deck to make it beautiful and safe. They are super professional and easy to work with. Vick addressed every concern and request we had with enthusiasm and kindness. We will be using Any Home Improvements again in the future and recommending them to everyone.
AnyHome Improvements LLCAnyHome Improvements LLC
James M.
I am very happy with the large two level composite deck Leo and his crew just finished building for me. Leo was able to handle all aspects of the job, including the demolition of the old two story concrete porch as well as the clearing of the "jungle"behind the house before framing. The size and complexity of the deck design created several challenges, which were brought to me, and we all worked them out together, resulting in a fantastic final product. Leo even threw in a few extras beyond the original plan. I highly recommend Wolfe Construction!!! (Note: This is my second review. The first one got away before I could post the pictures.) James
Wolfe's General Construction LLCWolfe's General Construction LLC
Steve Z.
Highly recommend Wolfe’s. This team removed and replaced our large deck in 5 days. Their work quality was phenomenal. They would tell us the prior day of their arrival time the next day, and members of the crew would begin arriving 15 minutes prior. Any requests were answered immediately and with constructive feedback. We will be using this company again for future home projects.
Wolfe's General Construction LLCWolfe's General Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It was a pleasure to work with Leo. Very pleased with his understanding of my unique project (preparing a house to sell w/o going overboard & $ crazy). He was able to address many things from repairing composite deck issues to painting kitchen cabinets, painting and repairing walls of multiple textures, bathroom work, basement cleaning and plumbing, new doors, etc.
Wolfe's General Construction LLCWolfe's General Construction LLC
Alan M.
I have a back deck that needed a new railing system including a hand railing for curved steps. I couldn't find anyone to take on this project but Jose rolled up his sleeves and took on this project. He helped me pick out the materials online and purchase them, which was nice because there was no up charge of materials there, and he quoted me on the spot. This quote never changed from the beginning and Jose dedicated a lot of time to this project where anyone else would've charge me by the hour and the fee would've 10 times what Jose charged. Jose is responsive, skillful and amazing at what he does. He demonstrated great pride in his work and ensured that the project was finished with high quality from start to finish. I would definitely recommend hiring Jose for any job you are considering...I would, and will, hire him again in a heartbeat.
JB Handy HaulingJB Handy Hauling
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