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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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).

What does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

Reviews for Cameron Station 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!
Deckwonders LLCDeckwonders LLC
Michael T.
Responsive and helpful, got our deck sealed quickly and for a great price!
G&M painting coG&M painting co
Dennis P.
Did a great job with a custom built deck and fence. Any minor mistak
Veteran Built Homes, LLCVeteran Built Homes, LLC
Cindy T.
They did a great job power washing my fence and deck, replacing a couple of deck boards, and staining my deck and both sides of my fence. Their price was very reasonable, they started very quickly, got the work done very efficiently, and were very clean and careful not to get stain anywhere, including on the neighboring townhouses. They were friendly, professional, and very easy to work with. I absolutely recommend them.
BDL ContractingBDL Contracting
Rebecca m.
Ivan was amazing. Deck turned out to be better than expected. Would recommend to anyone.
Iván Gómez And Son CarpentryIván Gómez And Son Carpentry
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
Thomas c.
Fred and his crew were outstanding. Have a large deck with some rotted decking. Had a soft spot in one area which I thought was due to rotted decking or possibly some bad joists. They uncovered that the ledger was separating from the house. It was reflagged to the house. Also had to replace a joist for a landing on a run stairs. Fred was up front, told me exactly what needed to be done , his crew are great craftsman. Very reasonable price.
Vanquish Home ServicesVanquish Home Services
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
Andrew M.
Ian did a great job installing lattice around our deck! He's super responsive and went above and beyond.
De leon home improvement
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
Dale C.
Did a great job handling all the permits and details with our HOA and building our deck. Looks great definitely would recommend
Dynamic Renovations IncDynamic Renovations Inc
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!!
Deckwonders LLCDeckwonders LLC
Keith W.
I had a very good experience with Wasi Solutions who just finished refurbishing my 20-year-old deck. Now looks like new, and Alex was a pleasure to work with.
Wasi Solutions LLCWasi Solutions LLC
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  Services!💖Ayala’s Cleaning 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
Slone M.
Ken and his crew complete a full deck demo and rebuild of screened porch, deck, and lower patio hardscaping. The Team was amazing and the work they delivered was beautiful. We couldn’t be happier! During their time at our house they were one of three crews all working on different projects. Four Seasons was by far the most professional, punctual and affordable of all of the jobs and estimates we received. Ken is so very kind and knowledgeable. He will be our go to for any and all future home projects.
Four Seasons Design BuildFour Seasons Design Build
Suzanne S.
Easy to work with it. Stained my deck well and even came back 2 days later for a slight revision without any hesitation - quick to take care of it all. They are very conscientious about their work.
BDL ContractingBDL Contracting
Beverley B.
Ivan did a great job building a small cabinet on my deck to hide eyesore gas meters. Work was completed within a few hours, was very professional, and took great care and pride. Thank you.
Iván Gómez And Son CarpentryIván Gómez And Son Carpentry
Kathleen O.
Rudy and his team did a fine job of repairing bad wood on my deck and garage area. Communication was great and the team was on time. I recommend them for similar work, and will use them again when the weather is warmer! Thanks again.
RD ContractorRD Contractor
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 Services, LLCJandres Painting Services, LLC
Catherine M.
Run, don’t walk away from this company. I don’t understand the reviews because we had a horrible experience and have photos to prove it. We asked them to secure our deck privacy wall, replace worn or rotten boards and repaint the whole deck. The wall is not secured, we have boards that weren’t replaced, the boards that they did replace have buckled, and they got paint everywhere. They said they would fix the issues but after several weeks of not hearing from them , we called it quits and asked for a partial refund. We received the first installment of the refund and nothing since. You judge by looking at the photos. A waste of money. Seriously.
Mason Maintenance Pros.Mason Maintenance Pros.
Gerlean B.
This young man was extremely professional and humble. He was on time and diligently worked for 8 hours straight to paint our deck. He did a phenomenal just and was very reasonably priced. I highly recommend him and any paint job I have in the future, he will be the first call I make.
Nuaman’s Painting LLCNuaman’s Painting LLC
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 Services, LLCJandres Painting Services, 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.
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