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You can build a deck yourself. The results will vary depending on your tools, materials, planning, and experience. Same thing if you hire a handyperson to construct the deck. You might get great results. On the other hand, you may waste time and money on an unattractive and unsafe structure. That is why we suggest hiring professional deck builders when you want to improve your outdoor space.
Building a high-quality deck starts with a great design. A professional deck builder will survey your outdoor space, examining the current condition. Does your yard need to be leveled or graded for your deck? Are there hazards that they need to avoid? Are you designing around a feature or view? Whatever your needs, a professional builder can design a beautiful, long-lasting, and, most importantly, safe desk.
Speaking of safety, we need to talk about safety. A deck elevates you above the ground. Perhaps it is only elevated a few inches, or maybe it is elevated a story or more. Either way, the deck holds you above the ground. Safe construction means that the deck will be sturdy enough to hold enough weight for furniture, people, and more. It also means that railings will be secure and spaced correctly to prevent people from slipping through gaps.
Safety also ties into local building codes and regulations. In some areas, your deck must pass inspection at the end of the construction process. A violation can mean rebuilding some or part of your deck, leading to huge expenses and project delays. Our decking professionals comply with all local codes and regulations. We guarantee our work, so if there is an error, we must fix it, not you.
While safety is excellent, a backyard deck can lower your property value if it is not aesthetically pleasing. Professional deck builders pay attention to the little details. That means screws or nails are appropriately sunk into the wood, the edges are finished, and the desk is sanded and sealed. They also focus on safety, ensuring railings are sturdy and properly placed and that the surfaces are non-slip.
One of the big reasons that people are scared to hire professionals is that they fear the cost. However, professional deck builders are surprisingly affordable. If you tackle the project yourself, you do not just have to pay for materials but also for any special tools you may need. Plus, your time has value. Consider your hourly pay rate and how many hours you and your helpers would take to finish the project. We are less expensive than what you would spend on time and money if you DIY.