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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 Bellevue decking professionals
Prateek K.
Completed my deck in time.
IDL CONSTRUCTION LLCIDL CONSTRUCTION LLC
Priya U.
Jason and Alex did a great job rebuild our huge deck. End result is amazing
CJL constructionCJL construction
Mike D.
Replaced small deck leading to our front door. Water and insects damage was found which looked to be a setback. Nate took on the challenge and repaired this area. Deck is very solid feeling and study. Materials are good quality and workmanship is good. I really appreciate the communication and attention to details.
Mt. Si Contracting LLCMt. Si Contracting LLC
Rajnish M.
We had three of our decks stained. The work was of high quality, Cam was always available via text, and kept us informed of the schedule and next steps. The crew inadvertently painted a fourth deck but they did not charge us a penny as they took responsibility for the error. So, a job very well done and recommend them highly.
Home Pros Painting & DeckingHome Pros Painting & Decking
Leena G.
We used their service for sanding and staining our deck and for painting the under roofs of the house. Their response time, work quality and pricing is excellent.
The Go To ContractorsThe Go To Contractors
Anup S.
Moji did a excellent job in repairing our old deck. I am very happy with the work and would highly recommend him.
Advanced Remodeling and Design center llcAdvanced Remodeling and Design center llc
Emma G.
Gonzalo responded within minutes of my inquiry and was at the house two days later to stain our new deck. His team arrived 15 minutes early and completed the job promptly. I had also picked the wrong color and they waited patiently while I ran to Home Depot to get a new color. Job was done beautifully. We couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Hf Painting & drawallHf Painting & drawall
Thumbtack Customer
We had Erik rebuild our deck and front porch. After having issues with previous contractors, Erik and his crew were a breath of fresh air. We enjoyed working with everyone, Paco and Mike were always on time and a pleasure to be around. Erik was always on site to ensure things were running smoothly. We appreciate the quick communication and timely manner in which everything was done. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we would recommend Gafco to everyone!
Gafco Roofing and ConstructionGafco Roofing and Construction
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