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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 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.

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

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.

Does a general contractor need to enter my home?

Provided the project is located inside your home, completing the job would require a general contractor to enter your home. But if your project is located outdoors, a general contractor will likely not need to enter your home. Discuss your options with general contractors in your area before hiring.

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 Knoxville decking professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Neil will do an excellent job for a fair price. He built a deck extension on my upper deck with stairs to the ground. He also added some walk out stairs on my lower deck. I couldn't be any happier with the work he did. It looks great!!! I just can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can use it.
The Good SamaritanThe Good Samaritan
Thumbtack Customer
Project was to refinish a small deck. Contractor communicated poorly. Would often arrive/leave without notice. Project experienced frequent delays. Care was not taken to avoid staining surfaces other than the deck. Portions of my house show stain on the siding. Construction debris remained in my yard for weeks after the conclusion of the project.
JamesJames
Jewel S.
Stephen and Ashley are wonderful! We weren't able to redo our entire deck so they worked with our budget to make our deck strong and safe for our kids. They went above and beyond in ways that show they really care about their clients and their work. We are very happy with the job they did, recommend them highly, and will be using them again in the future!
Smoky Hollow BuildersSmoky Hollow Builders
Scott m.
I had a deck built by Neal which turned out to be awesome. He gave me an reasonable estimate of cost and an appropriate time frame for completing the project. The deck was extremely sturdy, nice looking, and well built. It surpassed all expectations. Everything was done to perfection. Furthermore, Neal is an all-around good guy and I would trust him with any future projects that I may have. Thank you Neal!
The Good SamaritanThe Good Samaritan
Emily H.
Paul’s Solution’s is at the top of our list for any future projects that may be too large for my husband and I. Paul did an incredible job with our very large deck. He took our vision and improved it by adding lights around the entire deck. Paul was efficient and very knowledgeable of the process of this project. In speaking with him, it’s very clear that he is a true craftsman. We highly recommend him for any project needs.
Paul’s  solution’sPaul’s solution’s
Kevin W.
HIGHLY recommend!!! Do not hesitate to use these guys!!!! They built my custom designed deck in 4 days. The quality of work they do is well worth their competitive pricing!!! Any other work I need done...these guys will be the first and only guys I call!!
Knoxville Midwest Remodeling LLCKnoxville Midwest Remodeling LLC
Brian S.
Aaron has done an amazing job rebuilding my front and back deck as well as a installing a garbage disposal for me where there was no electric plugin. He does quality work, is punctual, and is great at listening to concerns and finding the best solution. I look forward to hiring him for several more projects in the future.
AA Home ImprovementAA Home Improvement
Kathy M.
I had a new deck installed and I have nothing but good things to say about the entire experience. I had gotten quotes from five or six other companies and they were by far the best for the value. They worked very hard until it was finished, even in the rain and on Saturday. I will be using them again.
Knoxville Midwest Remodeling LLCKnoxville Midwest Remodeling LLC
Sonya L.
Mike and his team are very knowledgeable about many different types of projects. They repaired and sealed my deck, painted two rooms, and replaced a bathroom window. Everything came out beautifully and will last for many many years! They are friendly and considerate of my time and my home. He is very reasonable on price and defiantly of the highest quality! I will defiantly keep him in my files for all my future construction needs!
Cibolo ConstructionCibolo Construction
Shel S.
Mike repaired our deck and refinished 3 wrought iron stair cases. He gave us a very accurate and detailed estimate. He was friendly, professional, and gave us good information on what repairs were needed and what was optional. We needed part of the job finished in a short time span, and he was able to work us into his schedule (and probably lengthening his work day to accomplish it). I would absolutely hire him again.
Cibolo ConstructionCibolo Construction
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