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There is NO OBLIGATION to hire any of the contractors who give you a quote.
You are under no obligation to hire patio or deck contractor in your zip code. It’s solely at your convenience.
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Our vetted deck and patio builders mean you are presented with qualified professionals.
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Before you spend money or commit to hiring, you can ask the deck and patio builders your questions.
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This deck and patio contractor network is huge and covers most of the USA. Just insert your zip code and we’ll provide you qualified professionals (up to 4) to choose from.
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You and the suggested patio and deck builders can arrange a time that’s convenient for you. In fact, by having options, you can opt for the pro who can accommodate your schedule.
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We provide access to top vetted contractors near you very, very quickly. This way you can reach out to them, get questions answered and get cost quotes just as quickly – or at the very least book a consultation to prepare a cost quote.
Questions to ask a deck and/or patio contractor before hiring their services:
- Ask to see photos showcasing examples of their previous work.
- Ask for references of past clients, including their contact info. Be sure to call them. Decks and patios cost a lot of money. You want to hire the best company.
- Once you communicate what you have in mind, ask how long it will take. If that works for you, get that timeline in writing as part of the contract.
- Ask if all employees/independent contractors who will be involved with your project have Workers Compensation coverage.
- Ask if permits are necessary and if so, whether they will obtain them for you (unless you prefer to obtain them yourself to save some cost).
- When the project is complete be sure to ask what you need to do to maintain the deck or patio so that it lasts as long as possible.
- Ask whether there is a guarantee/warranty and if so, what it covers and how long it lasts.
How it Works
Our “Find a Deck/Patio builder by zip code” service is super simple. First, it’s only for people in the USA. Second, if you live in the USA, all you do is fill in the form above. Once that is done, you will receive quotes for the work from up to 4 qualified builders in your area.
Please note that while the system has deck and patio companies in most areas of the USA, some areas are not covered. If this is the case for you, we apologize in advance.
NO OBLIGATION: Just by filling in the form you are under NO OBLIGATION to hire any of the contractors who give you a quote. It’s entirely up to you whether you decide to respond, inquire further or hire them.
Whether you need a basic deck built onto your house or multi-tier elaborate deck, our network of top-rated deck builders can help you out.
Patio construction is different than deck building so be sure to specify you what you want. If it’s a patio, we have covered – a network of top-rated patio contractors ready to provide you cost quotes.
Benefits of Hiring Patio and Deck Builders:
- It can get dangerous building a patio or deck on your own, a professional patio and deck builder has the knowledge and experience to handle the task safely from start to finish. Safety should always be a priority concern whenever understanding a home and yard improvement project. If you have significant experience with wood construction projects and have some friends or family members equipped to help you undertake a patio or deck build then, by all means, go for it. But the truth is for many, this type of project is new to them and when it comes to safety, no one knows how best to follow the regulations than the professional patio and deck builders who have been doing the job for decades. A professional team will ensure that you have a safe demolition, if necessary, of any existing material and then a safe build of your new patio or deck.
- It can be difficult to know where you should start or even end your new deck or patio, but a professional will ensure the process goes smoothly from start to finish. On paper, building a deck or patio might look easy. You just need to get a couple of boards and some nails, right? Wrong. Building a deck or patio is a big task in which you will have to know where to start, what best decking materials to get, how to configure any steps, how to ensure you are building on level ground, ensuring you have a strong foundation, and so much more. When you hire a professional patio and deck builder, they tackle getting the right materials as well as ensuring those materials get made into a deck.
- It can be difficult to transform an idea into reality, but a professional deck and patio builder will ensure you end with a high-quality product. Building a deck is one thing, building a high-quality deck that will last for years and years to come is a whole other ball game. This huge benefit pairs well with the aforementioned point but deserves double-downing on. Even if you have some decent carpentry skills and know-how to read a plan to create a deck, it’s important to note that local factors will always play a role and where professionals really come in handy is when there’s a need to adapt the plans or change the environment to meet those plans. For example, you might have a type of soil or sand that’s not right for the type of deck design you were considering, a professional with experience across environments and types is best able to assess your yard, your home, your budget, and your desired design and use those factors to turn around and give you a high-quality option specific to your needs. When you hire a professional deck and patio builder, you’ll get assurance that what you’ll end the project with is a high-quality, beautiful deck that will last you many years to come.
Questions to Ask Patio and Deck Builders Before Hiring
- Do you have a material or style you specialize in? An increasing number of patio and deck builders will only work with a couple of different types of materials for decking. This has allowed them to specialize in their preferred materials to ensure their clients get the lowest costs and high-quality builds to that specialization. However, this also means that you might not want to hire a certain deck builder if you have a specific material or type of decking in mind for your project.
- Do you have a staff or do you subcontract out the work? We generally recommend avoiding any deck or patio builder who subcontracts, in other words hires out for another company or group to complete a deck-building job on their behalf. While this may make sense for larger-scale commercial projects when it comes to your own deck or patio, it’s often best to keep accountability numbers to a minimum and here that means hiring a person who has their own staff and will be more accountable for that staff.
- What is and isn’t in the quote? Always read through the entirety of a contract and make sure that you understand any costs that aren’t listed in the quote. It’s especially important to be on the same page about how many people will be working on your deck and whether you will be expected to pay for any labor if the job goes longer than projected.
- Are they licensed and insured? If they don’t say “yes,” then walk away. Deck and patio building can get dangerous, you’re dealing with big tools, near your home and if something happens, then it should be their responsibility. Any patio or deck builder you are considering should be able to provide a copy of their business license, insurance certificate, and any applicable local work safe credentials upon request.
- Do they have a warranty? Decks and patios built by a professional should be expected to have a long lifespan. Ask your potential deck or patio builder how long they expect their products to last and whether they will provide a warranty to back up that claim.
What to Expect When a Patio and Deck Builders Come to Your House
The first time your patio and deck contractor comes to your home, it will be to assess the location and help ensure that everyone is on the same page in regards of what material you want for your deck, what style you want, and where you want it. This is when a professional patio and deck builder will consider whether any extra tasks will be necessary to ensure your yard is prepped for the right foundation. Once this has been satisfied, it will generally be their task to obtain a permit for the project.
When construction begins, you can expect your deck and patio builders will bring everything they need for the project to your home. This includes restroom facilities for the workers as well as all of the practical stuff such as decking materials, tools, and equipment.
What Type of Training Do Patio and Deck Builders Get
While some experienced contractors may have gone to a trade school to learn a skill like carpentry or electrician work, and a very select few may have an architect degree or construction management degree, there is no degree program designed specifically for patio and deck building. This is a trade that people learn only through hard-work and experience. The more experience one has, the more apt they are going to be to deliver a beautiful, high-quality deck or patio.
As you start researching different patio and deck builders in your area, instead of asking about specific training or education a builder might have undergone, ask instead of what type of experience they have and their team has. Remember, most patio and deck builders will specialize in one to three types of decks, but they most all will have general experience of a wider array of types, materials, and styles. If you’re unsure of any deck or patio builder, ask them if they have a portfolio of previous work or whether they can offer any previous work references that you can talk to and determine whether they are the right fit for your project.