Important Qualities to Look for in a Deck Builder

Created on: May 8th, 2019
Categories: Deck Builder, Decks
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Important Qualities to Look for in a Deck Builder

If you are hoping to have a new deck built on your home, then you already know that finding a quality deck builder can be difficult. There are a lot of companies out there that offer deck building services, so how do you find a deck builder that will provide quality product and excellent customer service? The following are 5 important qualities you should look for in a deck builder that will help you choose the right person for the job.

Excellent communication skills

Communication skills are a must for any type of home renovations and improvement work, especially outdoor work such as decks which are an integral part of the home. The deck builder should be able to effectively communicate what they can and can’t do with the available space, as well as what exactly will go into the construction of the deck. A good deck builder will also be willing to communicate about any issues—such as an original estimate being too low or needing more time to finish the work.

Proof of previous work

Proof of previous work is essential for any deck builder, and a qualified deck builder will be able to show you some of their previously completed work. Portfolios, online galleries, or even videos of their previous work are all ways that a qualified deck builder should be willing to show new clients the overall quality and finished results of their skills.

License and insurance

A deck builder needs to be properly licensed and insured, so any deck builder that you choose should be more than willing to show you their current license and insurance information. If they are not willing to share this, then look for someone else; they may be operating without a license or their information may be outdated and expired. In either case, it’s best to stick with someone who can show you an active license and insurance information.

Plenty of experience

Experience is essential in the home renovation and construction industry. The more experience someone has under their belt, the better equipped they are to handle the construction work. Experience allows for deck builders to improve their skills and learn how to handle various problems ranging from what to do with common deck construction issues, how to handle unique landscape, how to work with different materials, and much more. You should ask the deck builder how long they have been working in the industry as well as how much experience they have with constructing decks specifically.

Project-specific experience and knowledge

Finally, one of the most important qualities to consider when choosing a deck builder is whether or not they have experience and knowledge related to your specific project. Have they worked with the type of materials you want for your deck before? Have they created something of a similar size and scope? The more experience and knowledge they have that is relevant to your deck, the better! Personal experience is a must for any deck builder.

For more information about our services and qualifications, contact our team at Mountain View Sun Decks. Be sure to check out our industry-leading “don’t pay until the job is complete” policy to ensure you get the best service for your custom deck.

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