Do you want a brand new deck built? If so, then you’ll want to start looking around for local deck builders and then decide which one you should hire. Here are a few tips to help you find and choose the right porch deck builder for the job.
1. Contact A Few- First, make a list of at least 3-5 porch deck builders in the area and then contact each one. Tell them about your project and then request a quote, which should be free. This will give you an idea of who charges the best price, but there are other things you’ll want to consider before you decide to hire a deck builder.
2. Check Reviews- Take the time to check out reviews about the builders you have contacted. If a particular builder has more negative reviews than good ones, then this is a major red flag and you should probably cross them off your list. The more positive reviews or neutral reviews, the better. Plus, this will give you the chance to get an idea of what you can expect if you decide to hire one of the porch deck builders you’ve contacted.
3. View Past Work- Porch deck builders should show you examples of their past work, whether they do it via their website, a portfolio they carry around with them or via references. If a builder refuses to give you references or don’t have examples of their work on their website, then don’t hire them. This is a bad sign and you could regret it if you do use them.
4. Chemistry Matters- Never hire a contractor you don’t feel comfortable with because this is usually your guy telling you something is not right. Always hire a porch deck builder you have good chemistry with or one you get no bad vibes from. Chemistry is important because the chances are the builder will be spending a good week or two, or even a few weeks working on your deck, which means you’ll be seeing them on a regular basis throughout the duration of the project.
Chemistry matters and so does the work they’ve performed in the past. Local porch deck builders should have positive reviews written about them and they should be able to provide you with a free estimate. With that said, all you have to do now is start looking around for porch deck builders in the area.