Are you in the market for a new deck or patio? Is your current deck tumbling to the ground or water logged from years of rain and snow?
Contracting a deck and patio company is fun and exciting, since the end result provides a beautiful new piece of your home that lasts for decades. Unfortunately not all deck and patio companies are built the same, making it necessary to do your research and find the best company for your needs.
Let’s take a look at the ways to decide if a deck and patio company has what it takes to recieve your business.
How Long Are the Warranties?
A warranty goes a long way in terms of decks and patios. These structures are designed to last years, so you want to ensure that yours doesn’t break down in a few months. No company can say that they are without fault, so a way to get around this is to make sure the company offers long warranties for its products. These warranties usually come in the form of manufacturer warranties, where you would have to contact the maker of the wood, paint or whatever.
Check with the company to see how long its warranties are and what each warranty covers. The longer the better, and the more materials it covers the better.
What Are the Materials Like?
A warranty is great, but why go through the struggle of getting a crew out to fix your deck or patio problems? Ask the company what materials they use when building, and complete research online to see how credible the material companies are. Check reviews and ask friends and family if they are familiar with the companies. This research really only takes ten to twenty minutes if you search online.
Does the Company Complete Custom Designs?
There’s a good chance you don’t want some cookie cutter design that thousands of people have. Every customer wants a little customization for their home, so check to see if the deck and patio company provides customization. The best companies offer customization. If they don’t, there’s a chance that they use cheap materials and just throw together decks and patios to keep down costs. Customization usually costs more for companies, but the ones that focus on quality are all about it. Save yourself some time and frustration by going with a company that offers customization.
Good luck on finding the best deck and patio company for your next big job. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below. If you have any questions about finding the best company for your deck or patio, share it in the comments and we’ll let you know what our thoughts are.