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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.  

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a general contractor when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a general contractor, avoid any physical contact, don’t shake hands, keep 6 feet of distance between you and the pro and sanitize all involved surfaces. Also, use digital platforms to communicate and make payments.

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.

Reviews for Renton decking professionals
Alvin K.
They did a great job installing Timbertech planks on my deck.
Express roofingExpress roofing
Sunday K.
Very hard worker! Honest and punctual. My new deck looks great! Will hire again!
boom painting and general contractorboom painting and general contractor
Amber M.
Amazing Doctor did a great job building a new awning on my back porch/deck. Thank you!
Amazing Doctor LLCAmazing Doctor LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Brian to rebuild a deck. He did good work at a good price. I'll hire him again for other projects.
B&M ConstructionB&M Construction
Jenna G.
I had a great experience with BCS replacing my deck with composite and adding an overhead shade structure. They were able to start the project within a week and had a really easy, seamless process to order the materials. I made some tweeks to the design throughout the project and they had no problem making adjustments along the way. They made the process easy and I am super thrilled with how the deck turned out. Thank you BCS!
BCS constructionBCS construction
Jane L.
Everything about Hector and his crew was great. He responded quickly to my inquiry, arrived on time and is very professional. They did repair work on my deck and cleaned and repaired my roof. They were all very nice, courteous, a pleasure to have around, did excellent work and cleaned up really well. I will definitely call them back when I decide to have both the deck and roof redone completely.
Express roofingExpress roofing
Thumbtack Customer
Michael and Ryan did an amazing job on our back yard, building an amazing deck on an uneven yard. They took their time building the deck the correct way instead of rushing through to meet the timeline and move on to their next project. We knew they were busy yet they took time working diligently and creating a space exactly the way we wanted. We are one happy customer and would hire them again for other projects.
Sound Pacific LLCSound Pacific LLC
Priscilla F.
Missed a few. Spots, but overall really great work and was extremely fast. Got. My. Deck fixed up within 2 days after posting on thumbtack that I needed help.
Popcorn & painting drywall morePopcorn & painting drywall more
Margaret B.
Edi and his crew did a great job on our deck. He takes great pride in his work to make sure the job is done right. Very efficient and a pleasure to work with.
Advanced Remodeling and Design center llcAdvanced Remodeling and Design center llc
James C.
Elias and team are amazing! Very responsive and honest about the options available. Our deck project went smoothly and ended right when they said it would. Plus their pricing is extremely competitive! Thanks Seattle House Remodeling, we’ll definitely call again!
Seattle House RemodelingSeattle House Remodeling
Thumbtack Customer
From the time we emailed him to the completion of the project, Clayton was exceptional. He is extremely professional, polite, punctual, and has extremely wonderful communication. When I left him emails, he responded within minutes. He pressure washed and painted our deck and did a wonderful job. Looks like new! Great job Clayton and thank you kindly for a job well dones
Forest Home MaintenanceForest Home Maintenance
Jesus S.
Nino did a good job installing our deck in an irregularly shaped backyard the past summer. He stayed true to my vision and design and was accommodating when I changed some aspects. He even added some of his original touches that enhanced the final result. Only issue I had was with his time estimates - he promised the build in 5 days, but it took him over 10. He remarked about it himself when the job ended - but in his defense, he lost some workers to the “vaccine second dose effects”. I hired him again in the fall for a second smaller project to replace a small water damaged section of our hardwood kitchen floor. He went out and found an almost exact match to the existing floor boards and completed the job. But I found that some boards were uneven and the floor had a slight bump. After a couple of months, when I couldn’t bear it anymore, I reached out to Nino about it and he came and redid the entire section and refused to charge me for it! Great work ethic and good workmanship. I will hire him again in a heartbeat if I need to. Highly recommended
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