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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).

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.

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 San Antonio decking professionals
Thumbtack Customer
They were extremely thorough and worked around the weather to get the best looking and effect stain finish on the deck. This was a very large deck project with over 1000sqt of deck including a second story deck, Pergola, and stairs. Highly recommend them to anyone needing quality work.
Alltrade Tech  Handyman ServicesAlltrade Tech Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Deck stain.
True View Window Cleaning & Home ServicesTrue View Window Cleaning & Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Deck stain Very satisfied
ProCoat PaintingProCoat Painting
Miguel R.
We still waiting on deck material.
Texas Remodeling ProsTexas Remodeling Pros
Mike O.
Leif did awesome on our deck.
Handyman ServicesHandyman Services
Johnny P.
Pablo and his crew done a great job at a good price. They rebuilt my back deck and stained it. They worked hard everyday until it was completed and it looks great. He is now going to build a deck cover and I'm sure he will do a good job. Update....Pablo and his crew came back and added the deck cover, and as expected they done a great job.
Affordable Outdoor StructuresAffordable Outdoor Structures
Sunthosh M.
Overall outstanding job on staining/sealing our deck, installation of string lights on our deck, and help sealing spider cracks on the driveway. Outstanding work ethic and attention to detail. Will definitely be hiring for future projects.
Never Look Back ConstructionNever Look Back Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Very detailed with their work. I really enjoy on my deck looks!!
Alltrade Tech  Handyman ServicesAlltrade Tech Handyman Services
Verdida S.
Pablo and his crew did a superb and outstanding job on our deck. These guys really lived up to their works-" quality, professionalism and value". I would highly recommend "Affordable Outdoor Structures" for your outdoor and decking needs.
Affordable Outdoor StructuresAffordable Outdoor Structures
Andrew E.
Craig and his team were super responsive, efficient and hard working. They showed up early and provided an exceptional deck. They were very consultative and provided exceptional pricing. I highly recommend Creative Concept Decks and will use them again in the future!
Creative Concept DecksCreative Concept Decks
Daniel W.
Very courteous, professional, and experienced in deck staining and advice for future maintenance. Highly recommended!
True View Window Cleaning & Home ServicesTrue View Window Cleaning & Home Services
Chantal B.
Staining my deck was a tedious job and probably needed more than one person but Ian tackled it all by himself. He was respectful and thorough in his work, especially after pressure washing. My 4+ year old deck looked brand new again.
Ian VechesIan Veches
Thumbtack Customer
Art Medellin with True View Window Cleaning & Home Services responded quickly with my request of cleaning & staining my deck. The deck was power washed clean to a like new condition. Art then returned after the deck had sufficient time to dry and sanded rough areas of old deck stain and wood to prepare for staining later that same day. Staining was completed the next day. Art also returned 2 days later to touch up areas where the wood soaked up more stain. Art's estimate was rock steady and no additional costs were needed to complete the job. My in-laws were so impressed with Art's professionalism and work, that he clean and stained their deck, power washed driveway, and cleaned covered patio sky lights all on a Saturday. I will not hesitate in calling or recommending Art for future jobs.
True View Window Cleaning & Home ServicesTrue View Window Cleaning & Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
I had an excellent experience with this company staining my deck as requested! Their work was outstanding and it exceeded my standards for quality. Jesse and his team were honest and receptive to my needs. I would recommend his services to anyone looking to receive superior work in deck staining.
Alltrade Tech  Handyman ServicesAlltrade Tech Handyman Services
David M.
Cory was great to work with. Easy to contact and discuss the project. Sealed and stain the deck addition, I highly recommend him.
Revival Homes TXRevival Homes TX
Chelsie P.
Mitchell was very professional and very reasonable when he repaired our deck. We are very pleased with the final product.
MG Remodeling and RepairsMG Remodeling and Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent work staining my deck and fence! Great price and was very professional. Would definitely recommend and will use again
Top level indoor & out door remodelTop level indoor & out door remodel
Randy E.
We are so pleased with our deck! Andres and David were able to develop a beautiful wrap around deck with storage space. They were very punctual and were true to their time frame. They were also very competitive with their estimate and no unexpected costs. We are so happy to have worked with Texas modern contracting and will be hiring in future!
TX Modern ContractingTX Modern Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Love My Deck. Art did an awesome job. I highly recommend him and his team anytime. Thank you!
True View Window Cleaning & Home ServicesTrue View Window Cleaning & Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
The men were nice and showed us exactly what they would do for restaining our fence. They even showed us 2 color stain choices and we were able to see a sample on the deck and choose the one we liked best. They disappointment came a few days later after the deck had completely dried, we could still see spots on the deck where the stain had not penetrated and feel it should have had a 2nd coat. They had told us with this type of commercial grade stain it did not require a 2nd coat. Not entirely satisfied with our finished product.
True View Window Cleaning & Home ServicesTrue View Window Cleaning & Home Services
Zavala P.
Outstanding work, will definitely recommend Creative Concept for any deck work you need; they were professional, provided great work, and good price.
Creative Concept DecksCreative Concept Decks
Stacie R.
True View did a great job staining my deck, fence, and pergola. So thorough! I appreciate the time they took to do it right.
True View Window Cleaning & Home ServicesTrue View Window Cleaning & Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
A plus. Sanded and re-stained a good-sized deck for half the price of my best estimate from anyone else. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Mark WeberMark Weber
Thumbtack Customer
Rick is almost done with the deck and has done a beautiful job. He is very conscientious and detail oriented. I will definitely use his company again.
RAF Carpentry LLCRAF Carpentry LLC
Alyssa C.
We absolutely love our new deck! It looks so much better than I was imagining. Chris was great to work with, and was always open and honest. I asked a good amount of questions and asked for suggestions since I wasn't too familiar with what would look best for our backyard and I never once felt I was being taken advantage of, or upsold. We priced out all the materials ourselves and the total price for our deck was completely fair, especially compared to other quotes we received for the same project. I will definitely recommend French's to anyone wanting a good quality deck! Thanks, Alyssa & Garrett Clifton
French's Custom Outdoor Concepts, LLCFrench's Custom Outdoor Concepts, LLC
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