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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Deck Contractor

If you’re thinking about building or remodeling your deck, you probably already know that choosing a contractor is one of the most important parts of the job. A key part of choosing a contractor is asking the right questions. Before you sign a contract, make sure you ask these questions.

1.What type of fasteners do you use? For an outdoor project, the type of materials that are being used are one of the most important decisions your contractor can make. Look for a contractor who uses sturdy nails and screws. Staples should be avoided.

2. What kind of permitting is needed? A good contractor will know what type of building permits he or she is going to need to file for with the city and county. Be wary of anyone who tells you that you don’t need a permit or a contractor who isn’t aware of what type of permits are needed.

3. Do you have any references? The contractor who will be building or repairing your deck should have years of experience. That means that along the way, he or she should have at least a few satisfied clients.

4. How strong is the floor, and what materials is it made out of? The strength of your floor is one of the most important things that you need to know about deck you’re having installed. Ask a lot of questions about the floor will be braced, and spend some time talking to your contractor about materials. There are hundreds of different types of wood that can be used, and each one has different characteristics. Be sure to ask about fading, water resilience, and longevity for each type of material you’re considering. Ask about Premier Decking materials and how they can save you money over time.

5. What kind of warranty do I get? Be sure to ask about what kind of guarantee is offered for the work. Not only should there be manufacturer warranties on the material, but the contractor should also be willing to guarantee their work. Premier Decking is proud to stand behind their product.

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