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We want you to have all the answers before we start on your project. Making sure you have a complete understand of the process and pricing is an essential part to your long term satisfaction. We are known for being completely transparent with our customers. You have the right to know how every dollar is spent. 

Another aspect to your long term satisfaction is being informed on all your options prior to construction. This includes types of material options, custom deck designs, and how price is affected by each. We will never pressure you into a project. It is in our best interest to have a satisfied customer at the end of the day. 

To help you begin the process of preparing for your project we have included a frequently asked questions section below. If you have any further questions feel free to give us a call or send up a message on our contact page.

 

How long does it take to build a deck?

It largely depends on the size of the project. A 300-square-foot deck takes less than a week by a trained crew. If you’re wanting to install electrical components expect the project to take another one or two days. If the deck has custom design aspects you will need to receive a professional estimate, but even complex projects rarely take more than a couple weeks.

What should I look for in a deck contractor?

Finding the right deck contractor is the most important part of your project. When choosing a deck builder find someone who communicates well and is very transparent with pricing of materials and labor. Good customers are willing to pay well for professional labor but should know exactly where their money is going.

How much does it cost to build a wooden deck?

This answer varies widely based upon custom requirements of the project. Generally, a wood deck using standard materials costs $25 per square-foot. This results in most deck projects costing between $4,500 to $10,500.  If you choose to use premium materials you can expect the project to be about 30% more expensive.

What are my alternatives to a deck?

We offer a variety of alternative and additional outdoor structures. to view and read on just some of our options visit our services page

What are the benefits of using composite verses wood for building a deck?

The composite materials are meant to have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance compared to traditional pressure-treated wood. They also often come with a warrantee from the manufacturer. Although, you need to be careful to choose a manufacturer you can trust to be in business long enough to make good on their warrantee if you should ever need it.

Do composite materials look and feel like real wood?

In general, the composite materials used to build decks do not look and feel like real wood. While they are premium products that carry their own appeal, they are easily recognized as plastic or vinyl. It is best to view and handle these materials prior to selecting them for your deck construction.

What is the best material for an outdoor deck?

Selecting the right wood that is well suited for the humid Florida climate is important. We generally recommend pressure-treated lumber. This is because pressure treated lumber is termite resistant and well suited to resist the outside elements. Pine makes for an excellent option since it has a longer life compared to many other wood options.

What is the normal maintenance on a deck?

Decks do require maintenance. If you select pressure-treated wood we recommend that you re-stain and seal your deck every two years. This will help maintain the integrity of the wood and should help maintain a consistent color throughout the wood. Composite materials don’t require this maintenance. However, the composite boards can be structurally compromised over several years of exposure to the Florida sun.

We hope this has answered some of your basic questions as you start the process of building your deck. We are always available to help you at any capacity. Call us using the number below and we will be able to give you an accurate assessment on your current ideas and help you build your desired deck.

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