As homeowners, it is not uncommon to hire contractors for home renovation projects. Many homeowners may try to learn the facts about outdoor deck installation finishes from sales information and then look at competing for offers to determine which is the best option. As with many things, asking a deck manufacturer many questions is the best way to help you make an informed decision. If you don’t ask the right questions before the project starts, you run the risk that the end result won’t be what you want.
We’ve compiled some of the best questions and most frequently asked questions that you might need to ask, which will help ensure that your new outdoor solid decking
meets your expectations.
What kind of wood do you use for the frame?
The builder shall use pressure-treated wood for all frames. The underdeck columns should be in full contact with the ground, so additional treatment is required to prevent the bottom from being unbalanced or suspended.
What kind of fasteners and hardware do you use?
Certain types of hardware and fasteners have been approved for outdoor deck installation. Make sure your builder is using these tools instead of trying to save money by using something cheap, because they require you to use them for a long time after construction, so better quality products may be more expensive, but the post-maintenance value will show.
Do you use hidden fasteners to connect the outdoor decking?
All deck builders will be able to use some type of hidden fastener system to connect outdoor decking. Some may include it in the offer, while others may charge extra. Make sure you are aware of these fees before you close the deal and avoid arguments at the end of the bill.
Which brand of decoration and railings will you use?
Note the fuzzy terms “composite” and “vinyl”. Not all composite or vinyl upholstery materials are the same, and there are dozens of different brands of vinyl guardrails on the market, pinpoint the brands and upholstery they will use. Doing your own research and comparing your favorite PVC fence
products will help you confirm your order.
When can you start building the outdoor deck and how long will it take?
Depending on the time of year, the outdoor deck installation may take some time to build. Please keep in mind the completion date or the time you wish to complete the deck before deciding on the deck maker. Then, you can choose a builder based on whether you can meet your deadline. This will work fine for your schedule, and if you don’t want to keep track of progress, it’s best to set a date.
Hopefully these questions will help you find some key parts of hiring deck builders. If you are looking for a deck manufacturer, please contact us for free consultation. You will get the quotation of the product and some samples for reference.