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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

Do general contractors offer remote or virtual services?

General contractors perform manual work and typically need to be present to complete their projects. However, if you come across a profile that states the contractor is offering remote services, ask what those services include. You can also ask if they can perform a consultation via video call and if they can do the job while following guidelines from the CDC and local agencies.

Reviews for Alexandria decking professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Jorge and his team renovated our deck and bathroom and did fantastic work on both. We are so pleased with the results and absolutely recommend Deck Wonders! They are on time, courteous and do excellent work!
Deck Wonders LLCDeck Wonders LLC
Heidi S.
Gilberto is very professional and the work that his company has done for us has been terrific. He widened my deck and added stairs, stained the deck and built lattice as a privacy screen for my carport. His estimate was timely and he began the work on the promised day.
GAN Construction IncGAN Construction Inc
Stacey W.
Alex did a great job on my deck! It was a two day job, one day to pressure wash the deck and another day to stain it. He was on time, very professional and told me if there were any issues he'd come back and fix them. So far I have seen no issues.
A&C Services LLCA&C Services LLC
Benjamin B.
An honest quote, fast and quality workmanship, all around five star service on a pressure wash and deck stain. Highly recommended.
Custom Colors LLCCustom Colors LLC
Elise L.
Jorge did an excellent job on our deck! He was incredibly responsive, punctual, and answered all of our questions to guide us through the process. Would absolutely recommend!!
Deck Wonders LLCDeck Wonders LLC
Justin C.
The project is complete the deck and patio turned out great. Did have a few issues near the end, but all was correct in time longer than I anticipated but everything promised was kept.
Four Seasons Design BuildFour Seasons Design Build
Thumbtack Customer
Manuel and his team handled my deck repair and they were a pleasure to work with. Manuel accommodated my schedule from estimate to project start date and is fair and straightforward. Highly recommended.
Valle Remodeling Inc.Valle Remodeling Inc.
Steven N.
José and his team were fantastic! José came out and power washed the deck one day, and then had his team come out to stain/seal the deck another day after it dried. The amount charged was very reasonable compared to other competitors and José was responsive and helpful throughout. He gave his guidance and opinion on possible stain color, and was just a pleasant contact even throughout this crazy pandemic time. I highly recommend! Before and after photos attached!
Ayala’s Cleaning  and Painting Services!Ayala’s Cleaning and Painting Services!
Kristen B.
Frank promptly responded to my initial inquiry and throughout my deck repair. He was forth coming and honest which I appreciate. His team was efficient and professional. Raul and Marisol (painters) were phenomenal and stood out as superstars. I look forward to hiring them again soon for more projects. Of note, Frank and his team also compeleré my neighbor’s deck and some work on front door molding - she is also very happy!
Daniel's Run ContractingDaniel's Run Contracting
Ryan H.
They helped me out when another company did not complete the work on my deck. I was most impressed by how quick and smooth the whole process went. Everything from the initial call to the completion of the project was done in less than a week. The communication was excellent.
Jandres Painting ServicesJandres Painting Services
Kathy C.
I selected Jandres Painting Service on Thumbtack to have my deck and hand rails sealed. They immediately responded to my request and sent out a representative to see what was needed and followed through with a estimate. The work started immediately and the crew arrived on time and all were very professional. They moved all furniture, even fixed a warped board. This was a three tear deck and each set out working in harmony with each other. Overall the job was completed within 3 1/2 hours at which time they replaced everything. I would and will recommend this company and will have them back for more work. Although they are listed as a painting company. they do much more. It was a pleasure doing business with them.
Jandres Painting ServicesJandres Painting Services
Kimberly W.
Custom Colors exceeded our expectations! Our newly stained deck looks great. Oscar was responsive, punctual, honest and ensured the job was done right. He worked within our timeframe and budget. He was an ultimate professional and I would recommend his services to anyone who needs his assistance.
Custom Colors LLCCustom Colors LLC
Neva M.
Henry and crew did a fantastic job. They were meticulous with the details, cuts, and finishing of my deck board replacement. They do a great job tidying and cleaning as they go throughout the day, with a fresh organized start for the morning. I was impressed by their ability to work quickly and steadily, getting the job done in the originally discussed timeframe.
HG Home Restoration & Remodeling Services.HG Home Restoration & Remodeling Services.
Thumbtack Customer
Job was to replace an existing deck, bringing it up to current county code requirements using modern long-lasting materials. Powerhouse Remodeling helped to obtain a lot survey plan, get the county construction permits and did the job during a week we were away from home. They did a super job all around.
Powerhouse RemodelingPowerhouse Remodeling
Christina C.
My experience with 4ALL construction was superb! A deck is an expensive, once in a lifetime investment, and my husband and I are extremely happy we trusted 4ALL with the job. The company is exceptionally professional: - digital quotes and contracts to lay-out exactly what is expected and the long-term warranties; - a talented crew that stated and finished the job ahead of schedule; - used wood was of a really good quality that came from a lumber house; - used hardware that was a strong, powder coated metal; - paid very close attention to every detail; - communicated well throughout the project and really listened to our needs; and - delivered a phenomenal, tailored, and finished product! I smile every time I pass the deck or sit outside. 4ALL enhanced our home and our lives, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to create a lovely outdoor space for themselves!
4ALL Constructions4ALL Constructions
Greenberg M.
Really outstanding work from start to finish. Everyone was on time and kept Fort Handyman kept me aware of impending project completion. Work on my deck repair and repaint was exactly what I wanted. Another plus was getting some small household paint and repair that needed to be done. Prices were good. Paint matched existing colors. Really the most professional tradesman I have had at my house in several years. I highly recommend Fort Handyman.
Fort Handyman LLCFort Handyman LLC
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