Frequently asked questions about deck building

Our Salem, Oregon deck contractors offer quality workmanship at fair rates for both residential and commercial customers in our region. Below are a handful of common questions we hear. We urge you to do your homework, ask for references, and chat with friends and neighbors before deciding to hire a professional deck builder.

Do you offer free estimates?

Yes. All of our estimates come at no cost to you. We use the occasion as a consultation and an opportunity to prove we are the right company for the job.

What is the cost of the average deck?

Believe it or not, there really isn’t an average deck. Each person has a differing vision or idea of how their dream deck looks. Thus, pretty much every deck has a different design, features, square footage and other elements. Our experts can help you pick the perfect deck for your tastes and budget. Rates for building a brand new deck typically range from a couple thousand dollars and up depending on how elaborate you want it to be.

How long does it usually take to build a deck?

It really depends on size and how many custom features you desire. Most projects take from a couple days to two weeks. Grander projects will likely take longer to complete.

What types of materials are best for decks?

It depends on your budget and style. Decks come in a wide variety of materials that offer contracting advantages and disadvantages. Pressure treated lumber is more budget friendly, but yearly maintenance is required. On the other hand, composite decking costs a little more, but little maintenance is needed. You may also consider cedar, ipe, redwood, vinyl, pvc, aluminum, and plastic.

How can I make my deck stand out from others in my neighborhood?

Our contractors are skilled in the art of building custom decks that are tailored to your wishes and tastes. We can help you choose from a wide range of design elements, including different patterns and shapes, railing styles, inlays, and hardware. It’s up to you!

How do I care for a deck after it’s installed?

Not long after a wood deck is constructed, the deck must be sealed with a wood sealer product. This not only protects the deck from weather elements, but also can add a desired color. It is recommended that a wooden deck is stained annually. 

What areas in Oregon do you cover?

While we are based in the heart of Salem, OR, we do offer exceptional deck building and repair services to all nearby towns and communities. Our service area includes all of Salem, McMinnville, Silverton, Keizer, Dallas, Monmouth, Independence, Four Corners, Hayesville, Stayton, and beyond.

Is your company insured and licensed?

Yes we are. We are not some fly-by-the-night sort of operation. Having certification allows us to secure permits for all types of projects. You can trust our team to do high level work that meets and exceeds your expectations. Even better, our rates are pretty affordable.

Still have questions? Contact our Salem deck professionals today for more information or to schedule a no-cost quote.