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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’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).

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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 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.

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).

Reviews for Austin decking professionals
Natasha S.
Got my deck stained by core. Communication was great and they worked with my budget. The work was done on time. The deck looks great!
CORE, Minor Construction & Services, LLC.CORE, Minor Construction & Services, LLC.
Lauren W.
Great work painting my deck.
Private Ryan Painting, LLCPrivate Ryan Painting, LLC
Jason H.
Tim did a great job with a deck repair and sprucing it up.
Tim the Toolman At your Service
Chan S.
Mike did a good job on my deck. Good job .👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
John R.
Great job on our deck. Got it done fast and right. Absolutely recommend.
The (Best) Handyman 30yrs.The (Best) Handyman 30yrs.
Katie C.
Bill is a gem. He built our 18x16ft deck in a little over a week so that we could use it for our baby shower. The deck was well priced and turned out beautiful and well-constructed. Bill is professional and a genuinely nice guy - someone you can trust. I've already given his contact information to people I know looking to build a deck - I'd definitely recommend him!
Bill HansonBill Hanson
Billy Z.
Bud and his assistant did a great job power washing our deck, drive way, and even the garage door. He repair/replaced part of the deck where wood are either wrapped or cracking. Overall I am very satisfied.
The (Best) Handyman 30yrs.The (Best) Handyman 30yrs.
David H.
LMP powerwashed and stained my deck. Communication was great, very professional. Highly recommended.
Jill J.
Juan went ahead and measured the deck to the lakehouse even though I wasn’t there. (I had messed up the appointment time.) He wrote up a reasonable estimate for a new deck with specifications I had just jotted down that I needed in an email.
ProTex Fence and Stain, LLCProTex Fence and Stain, LLC
Audrey D.
Steve and his team did an awesome job on our 400+ sq foot deck. The deck turned out beautifully and they were very fast and efficient. Steve and his team were wonderful to work with and we will likely use them for future projects! Thanks Steve!
Alexi R.
Amazing job extending a deck with Trex. Blake and the team are professional, prompt, and do high quality work.
Bender ConstructionBender Construction
Joyce M.
OMG these guys were awesome. stained my deck for the price submitted and then stained stairs and railings as well. Perfection!
Remodeling & Construction moranRemodeling & Construction moran
Thumbtack Customer
Michael fixed up and painted our front door and two large outside decks. They all look great!
David H.
Very responsive and great quality! Very pleased with how the deck turned out! Would hire them again.
CORE, Minor Construction & Services, LLC.CORE, Minor Construction & Services, LLC.
Armen A.
Blake at Bender Construction was a fantastic find and my wife and I are grateful we picked him for our deck. He's a clear communicator, transparent with his pricing, and happily adapted our plans when we decided to add a railing to our project halfway through. The entire process was easy. Blake and his team were on time and courteous, cleaned up after themselves, and went the extra mile to ensure we were happy with our finished deck. At the end of the day, the deck he and his team built for us is incredibly beautiful and has added so much to our back yard. We love the deck and couldn't recommend Bender Construction more to anyone looking for this type of work.
Bender ConstructionBender Construction
Morgan G.
Monica and the team we’re awesome and they made my deck look amazing. I will definitely hire them again.
Private Ryan Painting, LLCPrivate Ryan Painting, LLC
Jill A.
Steven was quick to respond and quick to get to work on my deck powerwashing and staining job. I appreciated the good communication and his dedication to making sure I was happy with the job when he was finished. The deck looks better than it did the first time it was stained 6 years ago. I recommend this company.
Thumbtack Customer
Completed a beautiful backyard deck rehab. Installed new railing, gate, and re-stained. Joe and his wife were a pleasure to work with.
Martin Handyman ServiceMartin Handyman Service
Sam F.
In just a day we agreed on a scope of work and a price for a deck repair and a professional arrived and performed a difficult job in just a few hours.
Red Knights Construction LLCRed Knights Construction LLC
Katy M.
We needed someone to stain our deck. They were really responsive and had a fair pricing. Job took about 3 days.
Private Ryan Painting, LLCPrivate Ryan Painting, LLC
Zvi Y.
Josh presented me with the lowest cost and highly professional approach to fix the problem of my deck that was reclining toward the bottom of a cliff. Highly recommend!
Inside & Out Maintenance & RenovationsInside & Out Maintenance & Renovations
Laura F.
Great work by Private Ryan! I hired them to spray wash, stain and seal a backyard deck. After looking at a few pros for the job, I decided on Private Ryan because their reviews were good and price was fair. After the job was done, I realized I got a great deal considering the time and care taken for a beautiful deck! Thanks Monica and Chris!
Private Ryan Painting, LLCPrivate Ryan Painting, LLC
Stacy T.
Jesus and his brother worked hard and completes the triple deck staining project within the time prom with quality and excellent communication. I’ll use them again!
Denova PaintingDenova Painting
Anita P.
EJ is reliable, courteous, professional and committed to doing a good job. When the first coat on our deck dried, it was apparent that some of the more weathered areas absorbed stain unevenly and would benefit from second coat. EJ responded quickly, promptly took care of it. I greatly appreciate his positive attitude and commitment to customer service. Our deck looks so much better, we’re happy.
The Local DadThe Local Dad
Angie M.
EJ is friendly, reliable, and does high quality work. I strongly recommend him. In fact, I just hired him to work on my Mother-In-Law's deck.
The Local DadThe Local Dad
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