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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I hire the best deck contractor in Houston?

If you want to build a new deck or if your deck needs repairs, search for deck contractors in Houston who have the experience, positive reviews, credentials and fair pricing. 

Start your search online so you can quickly compare ratings among several contractors. As you read each contractor’s profile, take note of their specialties, their customer reviews and photos of past work. Look for photos of completed decks so you can get an idea of the contractor’s skills and craftsmanship (you might also get inspiration for your project).

You should also look for information about their credentials on their profiles. If you can’t find this information, try searching for it online. For example, visit the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation website. Or, you can simply ask the deck contractors to send you an overview of their licenses or qualifications. 

After you’ve narrowed down your search of potential contractors, start asking them for free cost estimates. Get several quotes so you can compare pricing and choose a pro who fits within your budget.

How do I find a good carpenter in Houston?

Search online to find the best carpenters in Houston. Depending on your project, you may need a custom cabinet maker, a framing contractor, or a trim or finish carpenter. For larger projects, you can even hire a general contractor who’ll be able to coordinate the work. 

Before you hire, look for positive customer reviews and high ratings on their online profiles. Feel free to ask to see examples of the carpenter’s previous projects, and ask how long they’ve been in business. And don’t forget to compare prices among local pros by requesting cost estimates from at least three of them.

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.

Reviews for Houston decking professionals
Carolyn w.
Shay and his team did a great job and came back to ensure the porch deck was done to my satisfaction.
SBO Home DesignSBO Home Design
Joey M.
Deck job Pros Deck was completed Work was decent (Carlos did the work) Price was fair Cons Mailed a check to invoice address which apparently isn't valid (had to cancel check which is $35 and resend to an address he texted me) Said he would pull a permit for the deck and didn't (luckily my inspector on the project was understanding and looked the other way) Upcharged and changed prices for add-ons a few times nothing too major Left a lot of wood cuts and debris scattered throughout the yard of the jobsite
Robert's Remodeling, Roofing & General Construc...Robert's Remodeling, Roofing & General Construc...
Melissa M.
He did a great job and was very efficient! Repaired our decking stairs in just a few hours! Much appreciated!!
jimmy lavorico handyman servicesjimmy lavorico handyman services
June D.
Worked over Thanksgiving to meet our needs! The deck is beautiful! Great workmanship. I would hire them to do any job.
Big State ConstructionBig State Construction
Jeff R.
Fisher Construction did an excellent job replacing my old deck. I am happy with the quality of work done at a fair price.
Fisher ConstructionFisher Construction
Stephen M.
He'll do what he says he'll do, but may not finish when he says it will be done ;-) He built a new deck for me, and it is beautiful. Fortunately, I wasn't in a hurry.
Leigh L.
Jack and his crew did a great job repairing my balcony decking! Jack was very responsive, provided a professional assessment of the work scope and fair proposal, showed up on time, did what he said he was going to do, delivered quantity work and the crew cleaned up after themselves. What more could you want? I actually recommended Jack to my neighbor and my neighbor had Jack replace his deck the next week!
Kearton Custom BuildersKearton Custom Builders
Thumbtack Customer
Everything about our experience was excellent! Larry was professional, always on time, easy to work with & delivered as promised on our backyard deck. I highly recommend him for your next home repair!
A Helping Hand Home RepairA Helping Hand Home Repair
Ira K.
Excellent work. Showed up on time and got the job done within a day! Seemed to be well experienced and thought of things I didn’t think about which ensured that I’d get the deck that I would be happy with!
Daniel Aristizabal ARGENT ROOFINGDaniel Aristizabal ARGENT ROOFING
Thumbtack Customer
Pedro and his wife came over and did our entire deck! He contacted me right away and gave me an estimate within 24 hours. We schedule for him to come back and get the job done within two weeks. Their work has been beautifully done... and we were also able to hire him for a couple of smaller projects that we need it done ASAP. He was also able to handle bills and take care of it right away! Love my deck thank you Pedro!!!!
Pedrito's RemodelingPedrito's Remodeling
Andy L.
This is the first time that I hire Realta to do the work for me at my parents' house. The work was to rebuild the 30-year old ground level deck. Osman was punctual and very responsive with responding via email or text with estimate and following up. The crew he brought in did a excellent job in removing the old deck, kept the site tidy and made the new deck exactly like the old one. My parents live in the same house for 25+ years and are very happy with the crew doing the work. My dad is used to be a handy man and cares great deal about craftmanship. He knows when things are not done right. My dad thinks very highly this crew's skill. For any project, big or small, it's impossible to spell out every detailed specification for what you want. What matters is the crew that you feel comfortable to work with to bring the total satisfaction at the end. I highly recommend this company and absolutely would not hesitate to hire this company again.
Realta Construction and RemodelingRealta Construction and Remodeling
John P.
Very impressed with the craftsmanship. We had Steven build a 16 ft. square floating deck. He installled a "picture frame" trim around the perimeter which really gives it a great look. Craftsmanship is absolutely superb. Also a great guy to work with and very reasonably priced.
H&H Custom WoodsH&H Custom Woods
Robb W.
The Refinishing Kong’s did a great job staining my deck. They were very professional, knowledgeable, and walked me through each step of the process. I would highly recommend them for any staining or wood repair. I’ll be working with them to refinish my door as well!
The Refinishing KingsThe Refinishing Kings
Sara A.
Brady did an excellent job on the work at my house. He was professional, punctual and reliable. I will absolutely call him for any work around my house. My deck needed repair and he had to search for the exact wood to use and figured out a cost effective way to fix it. He’s the best!
Continental ServicesContinental Services
Khoi L.
I initially hired Esteban to stain my deck, then added painting interior doors & exterior house. Unlike many other contractors, he’s a very good communicator & responsive. Esteban & his team are friendly & do a good job. I would use them again when I paint the interior of my house.
E.C PaintingE.C Painting
Jennifer B.
I’m not even sure where to begin to express my satisfaction with Mike and his team. I contacted Mike via the app and received a response in less than an hour. I had an estimate appointment in less than 2 hours. Mike came over on time and wearing mask. I showed him the area where I wanted the deck built. After discussing the deck, I inquired about other services. Turns out they do everything! In less than 48 hours, Mike sends over a very attractive quote. He even threw in some moulding repair for free. I felt a good vibe with him and we agreed on the work. Everything was explained in full detail. I was surprised by how quickly his team could start. His team is courteous, professional, and just downright nice guys. Any time they needed to enter the house, shoes immediately came off. They answered any questions I had about the work they were doing. Fast forward two days later and I had a brand new exterior door opening and a sweet composite deck. I was blown away by how nicely everything turned out. I will not hesitate to call Mike for any future remodeling needs!
Webster ConstructionsWebster Constructions
Vanessa C.
Great craftsmanship, value, and professional crew! Jack and crew were extremely detailed with the facelift of my deck and railing. As the crew began tearing down the deck they spotted a set of stairs that needed to be completely replaced due to them being unsafe. They went ahead and fixed it at an extra cost - no big deal. Glad they brought that to our attention. Once they got through that small hurdle all the rest came along as it should. The project went over by a couple days due to that set of stairs needing replacement entirely. The cost of construction, you never know what’s beneath until you begin to strip things apart. I’ll rehire them again for future projects due to their promise to quality work within a reasonable cost as well. You won’t regret working with them. 5 Star Team!
Kearton Custom BuildersKearton Custom Builders
Naresh R.
I was really pleased with hiring this contractor to repair my deck roof. He was up front and honest which I value more than anything. His price was reasonable especially if you are working with a budget...I would definitely recommend to any around the house and I plan of giving him some more projects that I have coming up.
Five Star HandymanFive Star Handyman
Lisa A.
I had a new porch and deck built . It looks so wonderful Jack and his team I can't say enough about the extra steps they took to help me to get it done. If you need any carpentry work done I can promise you will not be disappointed with them. They will hired more jobs from me. I found and hired the BEST !!
Kearton Custom BuildersKearton Custom Builders
Arnetta Y.
Jose did a great job from start to finish! I was pleased to know that his fees included materials and that he was honest in his price quote. He repaired my wood deck and fence, after wear/tear and water damages. He was also able to do some minor welding on my privacy gate. I would recommend him again in the future.
jose castrojose castro
Saadia J.
We had texahome replace and stain the deck boards for our backyard patio and the job was well done. Omid was very good about reaching out before and after each of the steps and stayed quite late to finish up the job as we needed to meet an even timeline. Very professional and accommodating as we added additional tasks through the project. The pricing was budget friendly as well.
Texahome Remodeling & DesignTexahome Remodeling & Design
Susan d.
They did a perfect job converting my built- in bar height desk to a table height desk. It was an odd project that all other carpenters didn’t want to do, and they took the challenge and charged a really fair price. I am excited to find a trustworthy carpenter. I am going to have them do my outside decking and pergola next. Hire them. You won’t be sorry.
WMB (Wise Master Builders)WMB (Wise Master Builders)
Elias M.
Contacted Realta Construction for a quote on a patio deck build. The scheduled meeting time came and went, they were no shows and didn't contact me. I reached out to them 30 min after the meet time to find out what happened. It was then that they told me they wouldn't be able to make it that day and asked if we could reschedule. I agreed to a reschedule for the following day. The day came and went; they were no shows again. I didn't opt for a 3rd meeting attempt. Having to chase someone pre-project isn't a good sign in my book.
Realta Construction and RemodelingRealta Construction and Remodeling
Brittany K.
Ok I write this review just in love with the updates on our home. We first reached out to Tim for a deck project. He came out and gave us a great price. Then we said can you also quote us to revamp our gazebo. He turned out backyard into a place that is the definition of “relaxation”. Well then we said with the great pricing, let’s add fencing and he did that as well. Let me say his skills wood work wise and just in general are unmatched. His crew and right hand Ulysses is incredibly skilled (I watched a lot of what he did). They are such great people which makes it that much better. Please don’t look no further for really anything on your home. Tim is a jack of all trades. Tim thank you and so look forward to future projects!!!!!
Right-Way Home Solution ServicesRight-Way Home Solution Services
After looking at our staircase we noticed it was time to replace the 30 year old structure, so we out looking for estimates. We received quotes from four contractors each with different opinions and options of material (wood vs. composite). Jack was the individual we selected and went the composite NewTechWood. Some of the reasons we went with Jack: provided constant communication (texting, onsite, phone) and he came out to visit the site along with sitting down with us to discussion the plan and agree on the price. Once the staircase was removed there was extensive damage from years of water leakage (see pictures). They removed all of the vinyl siding to expose the entire side of the wall that was under the decking and rebuilt it all back to ensure it was stable and correct. They even removed the window. It was like rebuilding the entire wall. As you can see we have a beautiful new staircase all made with composite material. Jack and his team was always on time, friendly, and willing to adjust where need be. Jack was on the job every day and if he wasn’t he would come by in the evening to check on the progress. He was also flexible by using electronic payments, but he does not take credit cards. I would highly recommend Jack and his team as you can see the beauty of a staircase that we hope will last for years to come!
Kearton Custom BuildersKearton Custom Builders
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