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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 Lake Union decking professionals
Damon J.
Wish we would have used them the first time we stained the deck. They were awesome and the deck looks awesome.
Home Pros Painting & DeckingHome Pros Painting & Decking
Maria R.
Amazing! They were able to finish a deck we started, fixed the steps, and their attention to detail helped make the deck look so much better. They listened to what we wanted and worked above that to deliver a wonderful deck! They finished before their projected date.
Benjamin P.
Som did an excellent job building the foundation for our deck. His pricing was fair and transparent. He even picked up leftover materials to return to Home Depot for a refund. Would highly recommend for building your next deck.
S@R Renovation,llcS@R Renovation,llc
Kristen G.
Joe did an AMAZING job fixing my deck stairs! Thank you!!
Legacy Pro LLCLegacy Pro LLC
Rachel F.
Hector and his crew did a great job replacing the plywood on our deck, getting our deck up to code, and installing new stairs. Hector was easy to work with and very professional. I would highly recommend hiring Hector and his crew.
Express roofingExpress roofing
Alan T.
Elias and team did a great job completely stripping and restaining our deck. Highly recommend!
Seattle House RemodelingSeattle House Remodeling
Joyce S.
Very happy with the deck repair work by Ilya. He was on time, polite and completed the project quickly.
WW JobsWW Jobs
Rodrigo S.
I had a lot of questions for Chris as I decided who to hire for my deck work. In addition to being very responsive, patient, knowledgeable and respectful, he managed to explain every little detail of the work to come, down to the nuts and bolts. Needless to say he got my business, and now, with my front and side deck done, I couldn’t be happier. He exceeded my expectations, and I’d recommend him to anyone looking to get a deck done.
Cascade Woodwork & ConstructionCascade Woodwork & Construction
Brian M.
A Milton is responsible, kind, honest, and hardworking. I really appreciated the work he did on my deck.
Souza’s Painting trySouza’s Painting try
Kelly B.
I met with Eddie back the end of January to see about having him build a deck to replace the old one. By far, Eddie was the nicest and most respectful contractor I met with. I hired Eddie to start work May 21 and he did a wonderful job building my new deck with a mixture of trex and lumber. The deck looks fantastic and I’m hiring him to do more projects on my house. I highly recommend Eddie! Can’t wait to work with him again.
Duration roofing services LLCDuration roofing services LLC
Jessica R.
The work that the team did on my deck was great. The team is always very responsive and went above and beyond. I will be working with them again :)!
HR General ConstructionHR General Construction
Joseph K.
Excellent work - and our deck was done fast, efficiently and to great standards! We really appreciate the quality work as we prepare to sell!
Patrick S.
The crew worked hard and fast. There were some minor issues at final inspection but Nino took care if it. We love our new deck
Thumbtack Customer
Glenn came out to see the deck to make sure his quote was accurate and it was right on point. We chose to wait until the weather was decent, but he completed the deck and did a fabulous job. He even fixed my outdoor patio table when he noticed a board sticking up (without me even asking), very thoughtful! Great price, fabulous job, great guy.
Heidi A.
They were here when they said they would be and worked hard while here. They worked the schedule around our poor weather with good communication. Our deck looks good.
Emilie K.
Wow! Gonzalo went above and beyond to make our deck look as good as it did when it was first built and stained. He is very knowledgeable about his trade, detail-oriented, has the right equipment and works hard. He showed up early every day and got right to work. We’re grateful to have met Gonzalo and look forward to hiring him again. Our deck was worn and dirty before Gonzalo transformed it!
Hf Painting & drawallHf Painting & drawall
Jordan W.
We worked with Home Pros Painting & Decking to re-stain our larger 2-story deck that was previously a horrendous red/orange color. They came out shortly after providing an estimate to power wash the deck and prep for staining. Once we had a dry day, they came out and did it. They showed up early and were very efficient and did a great job! We've received a ton of compliments on the color. My only comments. 1. Responses were delayed when trying to schedule a date once we had a clear weather forecast. I texted and messaged through the app and would get very short responses with not a lot of clarity. But it got done so I wouldn't not recommend them because of it. 2. We waited about 5 days (vs. the recommended 2) to put furniture on the deck. When we did, there was some chipping in the center of the deck. Also, some of the old red stain is showing through the lighter railing color. I contacted Cameron and he is supposed to be getting us some additional stain for us to do necessary touch ups. We expected to need to do touch ups but not quite this soon. I'm confident he'll provide the stain and it won't be too big of a hassle to fix so, again, not something that would cause me to not recommend them.
Home Pros Painting & DeckingHome Pros Painting & Decking
Brenna D.
Handyman 206 did a fantastic job rebuilding our deck! The crew was punctual, hard working and professional. Will use them again whenever we have a project to do. Thank you!
Megan R.
Miguel and his team did an incredible job, he was so responsive the entire time, very thorough and his work is beautiful. Our deck looks the best it has ever looked!
SPR servicesSPR services
Scott S.
Will and Ilya were 5 minutes early to our appointment and they were able to take care of our deck and fence projects in one day! Highly recommend and will contact for any future projects.
WW JobsWW Jobs
Travis T.
My deck was repaired quickly and work was done to my liking. I've already set up my next project with them. Plus they cleaned up everything when the finished. Highly recommend.
Calel's landscapeCalel's landscape
Abby R.
The team did a very good job painting our two decks with stain. When I noticed an area that was not well absorbed, William Returned promptly and made things right. Definitely recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
He did an excellent job on our deck. He showed up when he said he would and finished the project ahead of schedule and for the price he quoted. I highly recommend him.
The Handymen LLCThe Handymen LLC
Andi R.
Sergei and his son are fantastic! They completed a beautiful work of art! They took my family into consideration when building the deck, as I have 2 kids. Hiring them again to complete another job! Highly recommend!
Amazing Doctor LLCAmazing Doctor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mejia’s pulled my chips out of the fire. I had originally planned to partially rebuild my deck myself with the help of my brother. Then I decided to replace the whole thing and it soon became obvious that we were way out of our league. Several days before a truck was scheduled to drop off a huge load of prefinnished clear cedar decking, and with no deck structure in sight, in just the nick of time I learned about Thumbtack and posted the project. Mejia responded immediately and came to work the very next day! Not only did they come exactly on time as agreed, but they came completely skilled, chalked full of energy and with a kick ass work ethic to match. They ‘nailed’ it literally and figuratively. I couldn’t have been happier, and they accomplished it all for a fair price. They deserve more than five stars on all counts and yes, these guys come highly recommended.
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