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What Homeowners Should Know When Hiring a Deck Builder

Posted on June 28, 2019

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How well-versed in deck building should you before you hire a San Antonio deck builder?

Most homeowners know how important it is to hire a good deck builder when it comes to their San Antonio home. After all, you don't want to trust just anyone with your home or with the deck that you hope to use for years to come. But not every homeowner feels they understand fully what constitutes a good deck builder. For that, you have to understand what your options are from local deck builders, as well as everything else you may need to know before starting work on your new deck. Here are a few things you'll want to know first:

Any Potential Restrictions

This goes beyond your choice of San Antonio deck builders, but is important to know before you get your hopes up about deck building. Are you a part of an HOA? They may have rules about decks. Look at building laws in your area and make sure that what you want for your backyard deck is something that's legally possible. You also want to make sure you have enough space in your backyard for the deck builders to do their job.

Choice of Materials

Not all deck materials are the same, and it's a good idea to know what your options are, as well as what kind of quality they'll provide. Cedar is a popular wood for deck building, but other homeowners may prefer the durability and look of exotic hardwoods such as Angelina, Curamu, Garapa, Ipe', Massaranduba, or Tigerwood. There's also composite decking, which offers the look of wood, but is hardier and more weather resistant, so it requires less maintenance. Some homeowners may prefer the elegance of authentic wood, so it comes down to your preference. Check out the wide variety of deck materials we offer at Paradise Decks & Spas.

Any Potential Protections

Now it's time to start narrowing down your deck builders based on the protections they can offer your home and your deck building project. One of the first things you'll want to ask is whether or not they're insured. While deck builders are not required by law to be insured, most experts recommend hiring a deck builder that, at minimum, offers general liability insurance. This will make sure that you will not be held liable in the event that something goes wrong during the installation. Workers' compensation is also a good thing for your deck builder to have.

You should also talk to deck builders about their warranties. Be sure that you ask about the warranties on both the labor and the materials. 

Have questions about our deck building in San Antonio? Contact Paradise Decks & Spas today for more information.

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