Are you considering building a new deck to entertain guests and spend quality time outdoors with your family? Decks are the perfect opportunity to start doing just that!
When it is time to build, hire a professional to save time and money and to ensure the safety of your family and friends. Building a safe deck is a challenging project; doing it yourself can end up costing significant money and time and you may not be aware of all the safety features that go into making it an inspection-worthy, sound structure.
Do Your Research
Before you start, make sure you select a qualified, licensed general contractor. Positive references, reviews and word-of-mouth feedback are great indicators of the type of work you can expect for your home. Check out our gallery page for examples of decks Quality Craftsmen have built.
An honest, professional contractor will work with you to achieve your goals and make the process as easy as possible. They will guide you through the budget, scope, structure, permits, and schedule. An experienced contractor will also let you know whether engineers or architects will need to be involved.
Be sure to ask if they are licensed, bonded and insured. One of the best places to corroborate a contractor's qualifications is through the Better Business Bureau since any general contractor listed on the BBB site must supply proof that they meet all licensing, bonding, and insurance requirements for the jurisdictions where they do business. You should ask for a contractor's bond number and certificate of insurance to determine if your contractor is legitimately bonded and insured. A professional contractor will not hesitate to provide this information.
Another important question to ask is whether the contractor offers a written warranty on their work. You need to determine the length of the warranty and exactly what is covered. If the contractor does not offer a written warranty, walk away from any further business deal with that individual or company.
Based on these conversations, you should be able to create a short list of two to three deck builders to invite to the home. Remember to ask them to provide you with a written cost estimate.
Hiring an Atlanta Deck Builder
Quality Craftsmen has over 25 years of experience constructing new decks and repairing existing structures. We build and repair decks to suit our clients’ needs and recommend a variety of materials to suit every budget and style. We also understand design, cost, and price considerations. Our Project Managers make every effort to help our clients make educated and informed construction decisions.
Quality Craftsmen’s 5-Year Warranty is transferable and is among the very few exceptions to the industry standard year-long warranty. At Quality Craftsmen, we have full-coverage insurance for all our subcontractors who will enter your home. We also have a construction foreman on site at all working hours, so a qualified supervisor is present at all times.
Quality might take time, but corners are never cut.
If you’re considering building a new deck for your North Atlanta home, contact Quality Craftsmen today to inquire about a deck renovation, or call (404) 483-07446 today!