If you are planning or just dreaming of building a deck, then you are going to want to hire a skilled and professional deck builder. Not all deck builders are the same. And going with the least expensive one is not always the best idea. If you want the best end results, then you will want to do a little work before you choose your deck builder. Below are things to consider before you decide which deck builder to use.
- Reviews – One of the first things you should do when researching potential deck builders is read online reviews. Keep in mind that not all online reviews are accurate and often, people who are dissatisfied with their experience are more likely to write a review than people who loved their experience. Some other things to look for online and on their website are how long they have been in business and if there any pictures of their previous work.
- Discuss the Project – We always recommend meeting a potential deck builder in person to discuss the project. When meeting in person, you can get a sense of their standard of care, personality, and communication skills. They should be able to answer all of your questions.
- Estimates – Getting several estimates is always a good idea. That way you can make sure that you are not being over charged. We don’t always recommend going with a low-ball estimate as there are usually reasons they can charge so low like no insurance, lack of experience, or cutting corners.