At Custom Deck Builders, we’ve worked with hundreds of different Maryland homeowners, but we’re not always the first deck contractor that they contact. We can’t tell you how many times we get called in to try and salvage a project started by an amateur contractor. Sometimes they find these contractors online, and sometimes they’re referred by friends. While some of these amateur contractors do fine work, they all don’t. We wanted to talk today about five questions you should ask before hiring your contractor.
1. What is Your Past Experience?
When looking for a contractor to build a deck on your Maryland home, the first question you should ask is how many years of experience they have. Then question them a little further on their experience, what companies did they work at? What kind of decks have they built?
2. Are You Insured?
This is one of the most important questions you can ask. If they’re uninsured, and something goes wrong, you could be held liable, which is why we recommend only working with an insured Maryland decking contractor.
3. Is the Work Warranty Covered?
Any quality deck contractor should stand behind their work, so make sure they do before you hire them. Speak with the contractor and figure out how long their warranty lasts and what it covers.
4. When Will Work Begin and Finish?
Jobs always go smoother when the contractor and homeowner are on the same page, so it’s very important that you have a timeline of when they’ll be doing all the work, from beginning to finish.
5. Who Will Be Working With You?
Figure out how many workers the contractor is planning on bringing. Do they regularly work with them? What are their qualifications? It’s a good idea to know who’s going to be coming onto your property.
Work with an Experienced Maryland Deck Building Contractor
Looking to have a new deck built on your Maryland home? Just need some repairs? Here at Custom Deck Builders, we’ve been providing Marylanders with our deck building services for years, and we can help you too. Get into contact with us, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have!