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How do I hire the best deck contractor in Fort Worth?

Searching online is best way to find the best deck contractors in Fort Worth. This way, you can view and compare ratings of pros in your area. 

Click on a few contractors’ profiles so you can learn more about their expertise. Read the customer reviews, and keep an eye out for any information about the contractors. For example, do they show up on time and complete their deck projects on schedule? Do they offer fair pricing? Are they professional and communicative throughout the entire process?

You should also pay special attention to photos of completed decks uploaded by customers, as these showcase the quality of the pro’s work. Even better: look for photos of decks that you may want for your Fort Worth home.

Also, try to find out what type of credentials the deck contractors have. You can look for this information on their profiles, or you can contact the pros directly. You can also try researching online. One place to start is the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, where you can verify licenses for professionals. 

Your final step is requesting free estimates from several contractor. Choose a deck contractor that has your confidence. They should be familiar with completing deck projects for Fort Worth homes, and have the necessary credentials, positive reviews and affordable pricing. 

How do I find a good carpenter in Fort Worth?

To find a top-rated carpenter in Fort Worth, search online for professionals. Check for reviews from satisfied customers, and find examples of completed projects. You should also make sure the carpenter you choose specializes in your project or repair. For example, if you’re building new cabinets, look for a carpenter who offers custom cabinetry services. 

When you’re almost ready to hire, contact several carpenters and verify they hold the proper insurance, registration and/or license to complete your project, if necessary. Your final step is to request free estimates from at least carpenters you’re considering.

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).

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 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 Fort Worth decking professionals
Tasha D.
Joe did an incredible job on our 2nd Bathroom remodel! Complete with marble tile, vanity install, texture and paint. Quality job, very responsive to your needs and gets the job done! We’d originally had him out to look at remodeling our outdoor deck and ended up doing our Bathroom! Deck and porch review to come ... as it is the next project for him!
Joe hillJoe hill
Anne-Marie K.
Work on deck and pergola finished in July . As of September Pergola posts are now bowed. Reached out to Nate. He will fix for an additional $450. Worried about the structural integrity so have scheduled for Monday.
Six Arrows Construction and RemodelSix Arrows Construction and Remodel
Sandesh T.
No if and but... he did his work on timely manner and completed the deck as discussed. Also, I have assigned more projects to him because of his work. Once you make a deal with him, he abide by his words and price is fixed from the get go. I liked is work and highly professional.
3R Construction and Remodeling llc3R Construction and Remodeling llc
Kelsey B.
Steer clear of this company, unethical and terrible work that they wont take responsibility for. We wanted to extend our grey porch with additional concrete and was horrified when we saw finished product. We sent photos to our project manager we had been working with who was so great the entire time. I actually feel bad he works for this company. Anyways the owners came out to our house and blamed the poor work on "one of their vendors" For starters I was in contract with "creative quality construction" and was never informed that a random guy named Alex who doesn't "technically" work at their company was going to do the job. Our lawn was so damaged. The owners at the time were very nice and helpful and said they are going to bring in sawed to fix the damages caused and disposed of the trash that was left behind. When the project FINALLY was finished 2 weeks after estimated completion date we noticed a few issued but overall project was okay. The nightmare began after that. I got a call from the owner on Monday when I was in the middle of dealing with a medical issue and the very next day I ended up having a bunch of dental fixed. I had a missed call from him while I was in the dentist for 3 hours! Exactly 4 hours later I get text from him saying he is putting a lien on my home if he doesn't get final payment! For starters I never received an invoice, follow up call NOTHING just a threat. After I sent him a picture of the check I was sending he sent text stating "I added" $1000 of extra work, that they laid sawed even thought they don't normally do that even thought they were the ones who ruined it. Also stated that I added color to my existing deck... no when we signed my deck was already textured and painted grey. My contract states TOO MATCH and the guy I signed my contract with confirmed the texture and color will match my existing deck. He proceeded to tell me I need the money more than they do so I can I can keep my "$1000 and hope I give 10% of it to god because I will need it" Any one who knows me knows I am a very religious person and for a company owner to poke fun at my beliefs crossed a line with me.
Creative Quality ConstructionCreative Quality Construction
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