- Make plans, Get bids: Make a list of contractors you are seriously considering and present them with a blueprint of what you want in a deck. A good contractor will be able to help you focus your ideas and give you concrete estimates on the costs of materials, labor and other expenses. Remember, you don’t have to be a designer yourself to present a contractor with a basic idea of what you desire in an outdoor deck.
- Check credentials and examples of their work: A good contractor knows that the best way to attract new customers is by showing his/her work and by letting previous customers speak for him. We have many satisfied customers who recommend us highly.
- Check the contractor’s license and insurance: Make sure that any contractor you use has the proper credentials and insurance in case something goes wrong.
- Don’t always let price be your guide: Even though we all love to save and to get a good deal, you usually get what you pay for. A contractor, who offers you a dirt cheap bid, is probably cutting corners.
- Find a contractor you get along with: Make sure you get along with your contractor and that he/she is easy to reach, personable and can explain to you what he/she is doing every step of the way. This is important whether you are having a new deck built or whether you are having deck repair in NJ.