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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 Round Rock decking professionals
Sharelle E.
Dallas did an amazing job on our deck! He was very professional, knowledgeable, and the quality of our deck is awesome. I highly recommend Dallas, he can make it happen.
Georgetown EliteGeorgetown Elite
Brittany K.
Omar was a pleasure to work with on our deck project! He was always responsive, took the time to really answer our questions and made sure the end result was beautiful and met all our expectations! We absolutely LOVE our new deck!
Omar Remodeling HousesOmar Remodeling Houses
Elise H.
He repaired/replaced major components of and wooden deck. He was responsive to suggestion that we recycle usable wood from the existing deck, the quality of the work is outstanding and it was completed in a timely manner and results are worth the cost of the project. We are delighted with the finished product.
Fiske Creative CarpentryFiske Creative Carpentry
John C.
Josh did an excellent job. My deck stain looks better than the original job.
Plumb Level Home Ready Real EstatePlumb Level Home Ready Real Estate
Haley T.
He did a quick and thorough job washing and staining our deck. He was very responsive to messages.
The Local DadThe Local Dad
Shayla S.
I reached out on a Sunday and they were out here Monday to give me a quote and work was done by Wednesday! I'm so happy with my deck staining and the boards replaced. Really refreshed our deck! Steven is super friendly and great to work with. Definitely recommend this team. Thank yall for the speedy response!
Denise H.
These photos are of AFTER the project was finished. I called him and told him I was not satisfied, that the deck looked horrible. He sad he would make it right but never did. Do not hire this person. He did a terrible job and I wasted $500. I will have to have the entire deck and skirting sanded down and restrained.
Tim the Toolman At your Service
Jon M.
Mike did a superb job on my deck, taking extra time to make sure everything was perfect. He also gave me an excellent price. Highly recommended.
Albert G.
Tim is an awesome Carpender he is very professional and has great work ethics. There's no one else I would hire for any Carpender needs. Tim replaced an old deck and added two closets to a property I was rehabbing at a good price.
Tim the Toolman At your Service
Dionne R.
Steven and his crew did my new deck, vanities in the house, tiling in my bathrooms, baseboards and painted my 2 story house. Everything looks so beautiful and new. We didn’t know what to get and he made good recommendations for everything. Price value was good as well including the professionalism. We use this company again.
Michael R.
Georgetown Elite did an excellent job bringing our dream deck to life! Dallas took our initial outline and worked with us to finalize a design that fit our needs. From the surface pattern to the stain, he was always equipped with plenty of examples because of his wealth of experience. We are so grateful to have found these professionals and are looking forward to working with them again in the future. Highly recommend!
Georgetown EliteGeorgetown Elite
Jenn H.
Gabriel and his crew were awesome to work with! He was prompt coming out for a quote to refinish our deck and made recommendations on the best product to use for the job. Once scheduled, he was great about communication allowing us to be prepared for their arrival/departure which is important when you have dogs. They maintained professionalism when it started raining the day they were painting and let me know right away they they would need to delay for the rain. He was very accommodating of our schedule and the many rainy days we had, remaining in constant contact about when we would be able to finish. As soon as the rain stopped and we had a day to dry out, they were back for the job completion. We are very happy with the finished product and his excellent customer service. *before and after pics attached- they were able to paint without us having to remove our plants!
DGM Pro PaintersDGM Pro Painters
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