Deck Builder | Majestic Handyman Ogden
Is it time to build your next deck? Or you want to repair your existing deck? You are afraid of choosing the wrong deck builder… and you don’t know how to go about it.
Well, this guide will answer all your questions and enable you to choose the right handyman for the job.
The choice you make in regards to a deck builder will greatly determine the outcome of the construction. You need a person who has the skills and enough experience in deck building. One that has a good reputation from his past clients is the best option as you’ll have a guarantee that he’ll do a great job.
To help you choose a reputable deck builder, here are great tips to guide you
Plan your deck
Before you contact a handyman to build your deck, you need to have a plan. A rough idea of the kind of deck you want for your home is a must have before searching for a deck builder. You also need to have an idea of the materials you’d want for your deck as well as the design you’d prefer for your deck.
It is also important to also have an estimate of the amount you’d want to spend on your deck. With this in place, you’ll be ready to go in search of a deck builder.
Check online reviews or ask for recommendations
Once you’ve prepared everything that the deck builder will use for your deck, you can begin the search. To start with, you’ll check out online reviews for various deck builders to know what their customers think of them.
You can also ask for recommendations from the people who have already constructed a deck. Based on your research, you’ll be able to know the deck builder who will be the best fit for the job.
Come up with a list
From the reviews and the recommendations you accessed, you will write down a list of potential candidates for the job. Since you’ll only hire one, you’ll need to call the companies and ask relevant questions. It will be as if you are conducting an interview where you’ll settle for the best.
Some of the questions you can ask the deck builders
Once the handyman has given you the contact details of some of his past clients, you can call them. In your conversation, here are some of the questions you can ask them:
If he is a local handyman, you can ask to physically view some of his projects. This by far is the best idea as you will inspect his work and also have a conversation with his past client. A handyman who is willing to go to this extent is worth hiring.
Request for written estimates
You will be safer if you are able to get a written estimate from the deck builder. Relying on a word of mouth would not be the best idea as you will not be able to prove that this is what you had agreed.
Once you go through the estimates, you’ll make a choice and settle for the best.
Hire your deck builder
As we said earlier, you’ll only hire one deck builder. You’ll contact him and ask him to start the job. Remember to go through the written estimate to ensure that you are on one page. From the budgetary allocation, the time he will start and complete the project and any other important aspect of your project.
The bottom line
Your deck is an extension of your home and should complement its beauty. From the design to the materials used in the construction, do not overlook anything. Build a deck that will last long and one that will withstand the harsh climatic conditions in your area.
A professional deck builder will charge a higher price for his work but the quality will be very good. Do not take pleasure in hiring the handyman who will charge the lowest price for his services. The much you are willing to spend is what you will get value for.
Your deck should be a source of pride, whether it is in your front yard, back yard or even by the pool. It should make you proud and should serve the purpose for which you built it. The greatest advantage of hiring a professional handyman is that the quality of his work is really good. He wants your project to bring more business for him and will be willing to go to any length to give it his all.
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