Adding a deck on to your home is a great way to improve its appearance but it can also increase the value. But how do you go about doing this? Hire a professional contractor. Sure, you can watch some videos online but the results are not guaranteed since it’s a bit trickier to build than you may think. That’s why you go with a pro.
There are several things to take into consideration when looking for a deck contractor, such as design aesthetic, cost, and reviews. We can recommend Deckwork Solutions, Incl.
You probably—or should—have a basic idea on how you wish your new deck to look. A contractor will be able to take your idea and expand upon it, making sure you are getting the most out of the available space, giving tips on proper flow, and the ensuring the correct materials are used.
Your first step, though, is to interview candidates to make sure they are properly insured and licensed. If something goes wrong, say, the contractor gets injured or damages your lawn or home, an insurance claim can be filed and you can receive financial recompense. Also, ask if they get the proper permits. If not, you’ll have to file for them yourself. Most professionals take care of this step, though.
After culling your list of candidates down to the ones you like best be sure to get a written estimate for the job. This estimate should include the hourly cost of labor and a detailed list of all materials to be used. Try to work debris removal into the deal.
Before making the final decision ALWAYS check their references. This can be accomplished in a few minutes with a couple of phone calls. Also, be sure to check your local Better Business Bureau to make sure there have been no major complaints filed against the contractor.
Finally, it’s time for the contract. Read it carefully and discuss it with your contractor before signing and be sure that all of the above information is included in the document.
Do all of this and you should a beautiful worry-free new deck to enjoy.