Building a new deck can give your family an incredible space to relax and will likely add major value to your home. Working with us at Blue Sky Decks will ensure you receive the deck you want with no hassle. However, there are several questions you should ask of us (or any potential deck builder) before your work begins for your own peace of mind!

1. How Much Experience Do You Have?

Even if your builders have experience building sheds, fences, and other structures, you really need builders who have experience with decks specifically. Being able to properly build a deck requires knowledge of outdoor materials, proper leveling, and a variety of other experiences. At Blue Sky Decks, our team has many years of experience working on several different deck projects.

2. Do You Have Any Ideas for My Deck?

It’s always a good idea to ask your builder for their input on deck design. Allow them to weigh in on your general design and suggest materials to use that fit in with your budget. Not only will this show that they know their stuff, but they may also have ideas that you hadn’t thought of. The experts at Blue Sky Decks will provide you with a professional digital design option for you to review.

3. Do You Have References and Pictures From Finished Deck Projects?

Professional builders will have a portfolio of completed projects and will be able to provide a list of references from satisfied customers. Don’t hesitate to contact these references to ask if promises were kept, how issues were solved, and how their build has held up since it was completed. Ask us at Blue Sky Decks for our testimonials and references.

4. Who Will Be in Charge of Obtaining Permits?

An experienced builder will be aware of any permits needed to build the deck you desire. If your deck builder steers you away from getting permits or suggests you need to do it yourself, they’re likely not an ethical company. Ask which permits you will require and if they will get them for you.

5. Will You Give Me a Detailed Estimate?

Estimates are a good way to know approximately how much you’ll be charged. Ask for estimates in writing with the costs for lumber, labor, supplies, and other costs. Our expert crew at Blue Sky Decks will provide you with a detailed estimate after your initial site visit.

6. Will I Get a Warranty?

Most ethical builders will provide at least a one-year warranty against warping and other build-related issues. Many decking product companies offer a warranty for anywhere from 10 to 50 years, depending on the grade of materials. At Blue Sky Decks, we are happy to go over each and every product’s warranty with you, before and after the build. 

Blue Sky Decks is the company to call in North Idaho for your high-quality deck project. Our family-owned and operated business is proud to offer honest work and professional advice. We go the extra mile with each new deck build. Contact Blue Sky Decks today to book your free, no-obligation discovery call.

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