If you’re thinking of expanding your space by adding a deck to your home, you’ve come to the right place. FS Builders in Wisconsin has been specializing in building decks since 1992, and we are experts in log homes and cabins. But if you’re thinking of adding a deck, there are several important questions you should ask before hiring your deck builder. Take a look.
#1. How Strong Is the Floor Going to Be?
This is a very important question to ask. Get all the information you can about what materials will be used and how the floor will be braced so that there are no unpleasant surprises down the road. If you’re concerned about things such as fading or water damage from rain, be sure to bring this up with your deck contractor.
#2. Do You Charge Extra for Hidden Fasteners?
If you don’t want the fasteners that connect the deck floor to show, discuss this with your deck builder. Not only is it important to be on the same page with expectations—it may also change the rate.
#3. What Type of Wood Will Be Used?
There’s a wide variety of types of wood that can be used to construct a deck, and every type of wood is different. Be sure to talk about what type of wood your builder plans to use so that you’re satisfied with the aesthetic, durability, and amount of work you’ll need to put into maintaining it.
#4. How Long Will It Take to Complete?
This is an important question for obvious reasons—and the answer depends on several factors, including what materials will be used, how many builders will be working, whether it’s a two-story deck or a smaller deck, and the design you want. Be sure to ask about this so that you know you’re okay with the amount of time it may take to finish the project.
FS Builders is a team of professionals that can deliver the deck you’ve always wanted. We proudly serve the Kenosha and Salem, WI, areas. Call us today at (262) 843-4496 for a rate!
Photo credit: loghome.com