At WilliamsRCI, we have perfected our craft in designing and building the most stunning, versatile outdoor living spaces. We have mastered the art of designing and building custom outdoor living spaces.
Our finished projects never fail to transform the way our clients live in their homes. Regardless of the size and complexity of your project, when you choose Deck Remodelers you are choosing decades of expertise and a deeply unique, detailed, quality product.
Because Our Clients Come First, ResComInd has developed a list of FAQ’S to make your Deck Building Experience more Enjoyable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
1. Who is responsible for the permit?
Virtually every project is required to be done with a permit. It is a normal part of any contractor's process to obtain a permit for the work to be performed. If a contractor wants you to get the permit it is most often because he can't and should be a major red flag. One must be licensed to be able to pull a permit to perform work.
2. Do you use nails or screws to secure the decking?
Our deck builders actually use hidden fasteners to secure all composite decks and is included for free. This provides a nice clean surface without holes on the decking. Wood decking is secured with ring shank nails which hold better than screws. The wood structure is built with screws, lags, hangers, and framing nails as appropriate to the application.
3. Will the price change once the job starts?
Rarely does the price change. The only time there are cost additions to a project is if you add to or change the work to be done, if we encounter a problem when digging the footings, or other hidden conditions.
4. Won't I get a better deal from an individual as opposed to a company?
With ResComInd, you are hiring a company, a team; and rarely does the individual have as much experience as our team. We have successfully completed thousands of projects and more than half of what we do are referrals or repeat customers.
5. Can I use my existing framing and install new decking and rails?
Yes, our deck builders can remove the old decking and install new decking. ResComInd doesn't recommend this if your deck structure is over 8 years old. We do not warranty the existing deck framing structure if you do choose to replace the decking and rails. We recommend having our deck builder do a deck inspection prior to the build if you are going with this option. Williams RCI can make the recommendations and show you the options of building new or building using existing framing to give you a comparison. It will be your final decision. The framing of a deck is the most important part, so you have to make sure your structure will be able to support the new materials for as long as they will last.
6. What kind of decking do you install?
We specialize in premium composite decks and wood decks. Our composite decks come from industry-leading brands like TimberTech; our wood decks are crafted from some of the best wood species in the world. No matter which material you choose, you will get the highest quality that material has to offer.
7. How do I know what decking material is right for my situation?
This depends on your needs, tastes, and budget. You can spend hours doing online research and reading articles about different materials. But at the end of the day, the best way to know what’s right for your situation is to consult an expert.
8. I've heard a lot of talk about composite and vinyl materials. What are the pro's and con's?
Pros: Composite and vinyl materials require low maintenance. Even pressure treated lumber deteriorates cosmetically with cracking, splintering and warping, which requires constant maintenance to minimize those affects.
Cons: Does not look like wood and there is a higher up front cost. Those costs would be recouped in about 5 years based on the savings from maintenance.
9. I don't like the look of the vinyl railing. Why would someone want that?
Vinyl railings provide a clean, permanent finish and they don't deteriorate. They cost the same and sometimes less than composite railings while providing a nice contrast to the decking materials.
10. Is there such a thing as a no maintenance deck?
Not really, but maintenance can be minimal. Even with composite materials and vinyl wrapping you still have to wash it like your car or the siding on your house.
11. How Long Does A Deck Last?
A deck’s lifespan is affected by a few things. The materials you use, your maintenance of the deck, the weather in your area, and similar factors can all determine how long a deck is going to last. Ballpark estimates generally say that a well-maintained deck can last a few decades. But if you are not putting proper maintenance or you have adverse weather in your area, your deck may need repairs sooner rather than later.
12. Should I Repair Or Replace A Rot Deck?
Choosing whether to simply repair sections of a deck vs fully replacing it can be determined by a few factors. First the extent of the damage needs to be considered. If your deck rot has spread, you might need to just replace the whole thing. Another thing to consider is how long you think you have before the deck will need to be fully replaced. If your deck is already old, repairs might not be the right choice. A full replacement might be a better solution for an older deck.
13. Do Decks Add Value To My Home?
One common misconception is that all decks do or do not add value to your home. In fact, the value added to your home is dependent on the quality of the deck. For example, a new composite deck that is in great condition is likely to add value to a home on the market. But an old rotten deck is going to add a liability to the prospective buyer. So it is not as simple as saying that all decks provide value.
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