Whether you are updated an existing deck or installing a new deck, it is important to find the right deck builder. Twin Cities’ and Chicago homeowners can depend on our team at UglyDeck for the knowledge, products, and services they need to achieve the deck design they want. This includes help with deck railings, decking material, and more.
Below are some tips for hiring the right deck builder for your project:
Determine What You Want in a Deck
Start with proper planning. Know what you want in a deck before you start talking with a deck builder. Chicago and Twin Cities’ homeowners should determine how they want to use the deck space. Will the space be used for small gatherings of three or four or much larger gatherings of extended family members and friends on special occasions? What type of materials do you want for your deck? There are many design choices to make. Get a starting point with your design preferences before engaging with your decking contractor. The deck builder can help you sort through options and achieve your design.
Search for Deck Builder Testimonials
When evaluating deck builders near Twin Cities, it is important to find testimonials from past customers. You can find various websites online that provide customer reviews of contractors that provide feedback on the contractor’s timeliness, reliability, and quality of work.
Conduct the Interview(s)
You are the one in charge when searching for and hiring a deck builder. When you interview a prospective contractor be sure to ask about number of important items. These include:
- Proof of insurance and proper licensing.
- Proof of experience
- The builder’s planning and building process
- Deck material and design options
- Examples of previous similar decks the builder has completed
- The estimated length of time for project completion
- References of past customers
- Detailed estimate
Once you have decided on a deck builder, keep in close touch to discuss any issues related to the project, including design changes you want to implement.