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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 Summerville decking professionals
Jason P.
Salvatore's did a excellent job in our deck project. More than what we expected. Great job.
Salvatore's Custom Deck Builder Repair and SealingSalvatore's Custom Deck Builder Repair and Sealing
Andrew L.
Brentt and his team did an exceptional job on our new deck. My wife and I could not be more pleased with every aspect of the project. Brentt made it a point to discuss with us every detail through the process and handled the deck like it was his own. By far the best contractor we have ever worked with and I would highly recommend them.
Palmetto Restoration & ConstructionPalmetto Restoration & Construction
Thumbtack Customer
A excellent job of rebuilding my deck. Far exceeded my expectations, that I also hired him for another job of replacing my screen porch and painting both.
Salvatore's Custom Deck Builder Repair and SealingSalvatore's Custom Deck Builder Repair and Sealing
Becky S.
I did a google search for deck replacement which took me to Thumbtack. I looked at the websites and decided to go with Deaville. I left a message on line and he replied promptly so we set up a time for the estimate. He was on time looked at my deck gave me an estimate right there. We scheduled a delivery time for the materials. There was only one glitch when the materials I wanted were back ordered. As soon as John received my order we made arrangements for the work to begin. My home is on the older side so when Termites were discovered he texted me and sent pictures. We ended up paying a bit more but it was worth it. We LOVE our deck. Thanks John and crew I definitely will use this company again
Deaville Roofing & Construction LLCDeaville Roofing & Construction LLC
Dawn L.
I had two projects that Major worked on at the same time and he was able to coordinate everything so it was all done on time. The outside deck that he replaced is much better constructed than what I had before. I am very pleased with the quality of work. I also liked that Matthew explained everything in detail what he was going to do so I understood the quality of effort involved and that it was to my expectations and satisfaction.
Major ImprovementsMajor Improvements
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