So you want to get a new deck, and you’re starting to think about hiring someone. It isn’t an easy decision. There are a lot of options that you have ahead of you, and anyone could be the right choice. Give us a call today for a deck contractor in Scranton Pa.
The first thing that we should do is figure out what kind of deck will work best for our space and needs. This step includes research like defining your style preferences, determining how much space you’ll need, and finding other factors such as lighting. After we know what we need and want in a deck, it’s time to start looking at contractors. One way that you can search is by word of mouth. If you know someone that just got a deck done, ask them who they used and what their experience was like.
If there isn’t anyone that can give you a recommendation for someone in your area, searching online is another option. There are multiple sites where people review contractors, but the most popular ones are Google+ Local, Yelp, and Angie’s List. Each site has its pros and cons. I recommend checking out each one to see which will work best with your needs. A third way that you can choose a contractor is by using professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. Most contractors have profiles on this site, so setting up alerts or daily will help connect you with a lot of options. A person can give you the contact information from the contractor’s profile so that they can be easily reached.
In your search, don’t forget to check if a contractor is licensed and insured. This is important because it gives you peace of mind knowing that they have passed certain requirements as well as protecting you financially in case something goes wrong or damages are made to your home.
Once we figure out what kind of deck we want and how we want to find a contractor, the final step is deciding on someone to hire. I recommend reaching out to at least three contractors for estimates. If one person seems great but their estimate is higher than another one, don’t worry! The average cost for a deck is $10,000 and the lowest cost is $7,000.
Remember: “You get what you pay for.” If someone offers to do your job at a low cost, ask yourself if it seems too good to be true. It probably is! A professional contractor has insurance and liability costs along with paying employees. There’s nothing wrong with wanting quality work done at an affordable price but don’t sacrifice quality just because of price. So there you have it! Now that we know how to find a reputable contractor in our area, we can go ahead and hire one so that we can start enjoying our new deck sooner rather than later.
If you still aren’t sure about the process and want to discuss it further, please feel free to contact us any time at Scranton Deck Contractor! We’re more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.