Choosing an Oakville deck contractor can be a daunting task. You’ve probably heard a few horror stories and are ready to tackle your selection with the due diligence to give you peace-of-mind, a good experience, and top-quality results. In an effort to help you simplify your search, we offer you the top eightthings you should consider when selecting your deck contractor:
Read Reviews & Check References
Hearing first-hand from those who have worked with your prospective contractor is one of the best ways you can tell if they are the right fit for you. Reading online reviews is a great first step, but talking directly to a client reference is better – ask for client references from the builder.
View Their Work
Seeing samples of a builder’s work is a great way to verify their expertise and quality. You can do this online by checking out our project portfolio, but often times a builder can arrange for you to see a project that is similar to yours, in person. Just ask.
Check Licenses and Insurance
Be sure your prospective Oakville deck contractor is licensed and insured. This will give you peace-of-mind that you’re protected. At Archadeck we have all the required licenses and insurance, as well as a guarantee provided by a third party that no matter what happens your project will be completed to the specifications in the contract.
Meet the Builder – Strong Communication is Essential
When you’ve completed enough research to feel you are ready to consider a specific contractor, schedule a consultation. Getting a sense of the person and company you’ll be working with is important. After all, many deck and patio projects take several months to complete and you’ll be communicating regularly with each other throughout the process. Feeling comfortable with your contractor is a vital component to a satisfactory experience. At Archadeck, we’ll keep in close communication with you throughout the entire process and you are free to contact us anytime a question comes to mind.
Choose a builder who will create a custom design to meet your specific goals for function and style. With a builder who is focused on you and your needs, you can count on getting the most use from the space in which you are investing.
Proper Inspections & Codes
Make sure your builder is following code and the proper permit and inspection process. At Archadeck, we have a tried and true process that includes handling all of the local building requirements. We always meet building codes and often exceed them for a quality and lasting project every single time. We also handle permitting and inspections so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Meeting Your Budget
At Archadeck of SW GTA, our design proposal includes the full scope of the project which is custom designed to meet your functional goals. When you are comparing your contractors, be sure the project scopes are the same and are detailed in the quote. A contract should always include a clear picture of the project, the cost, the payment schedule and other important terms of service.
Make sure your deck or patio builder provides a warranty. A written warranty shows that the builder stands behind the quality of their workmanship. At Archadeck, our 5-year structural warranty is one of the best in the industry.
We are confident if you take the time to learn about the reputation and professionalism of a deck and patio builder, you will make an excellent choice and be on your way to enjoying a new outdoor living space soon. If we can help, please give us a call or complete the form to the right, we look forward to hearing from you. 877-263-0172