Are you thinking about installing a new deck on your property? Maybe you need an existing deck to be repaired. Whatever the case, you sound like you need a deck contractor. Spring is a great time to contact a contractor since you avoid the summer rush, and there are plenty of contractors from which to choose. The only question left is: which deck contractor do I trust with my project? Follow these tips to help you find the perfect deck contractor.
Ask Family and Friends for Recommendations
Perhaps you know someone who recently had a deck installed or repaired. If so, ask them about their experiences with whatever deck contractor they hired. If they give their contractor a positive review, you might want them to work on your deck as well.
Compile a List of Potential Candidates
One of the first things you should do is determine which companies are under consideration. Try looking for contractors in your area, searching for companies online, or flipping through a phone book to see if there are any deck contractors you could consider. The longer your list of candidates is, the more likely you are to find a suitable company to complete your project.
Communicate with Deck Companies
Getting recommended by friends or family is one thing, but it’s an entirely different scenario when you’re speaking with a deck contractor yourself. Contact any companies that pique your interest and introduce yourself. Let them know that you’re looking for someone to install/repair your deck. If you’re looking for someone to repair an existing deck, you might need to explain what problems you have with your current deck.
Focus on how the staff communicates with you. You want to hire a deck contractor who takes a genuine interest in your situation. These are the companies who will be passionate about working on your project.
Ask for Photos of Past Projects
Any deck contractor worth your time will have photos from prior decking projects they’ve done, and they will be happy to show such photos to you if the work they’ve done before is completed to professional standards.
Ask Companies How Long They’ve Been in Business
One of the most critical factors to keep in mind before committing to a deck contractor is the amount of experience they have. There’s nothing wrong with asking your deck contractor how long they’ve been in business. It’s better to find out beforehand just in case you would otherwise be stuck with a contractor who doesn’t have the experience to complete your project to the highest standard.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC, has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.