What does custom deck builder really mean?
When homeowners are searching for a deck builder near them, they may find contractors who advertise as custom deck builders.
What is a custom deck builder?
In simple terms, a custom deck builder is exactly what it sounds like, a contractor who builds custom-designed decks. But, what’s important is to understand what custom means to every contractor.
A common misconception about custom deck builders is that they only work on large, extravagant, or fancy decks. This is not the case. Many elements in deck building are subjective to both the homeowner and the home.
With so many variables that go into designing a deck, it’s hard to categorize each project before it’s completely designed. When looking for a contractor the benefit of a custom deck builder is that they are able to create a deck that enhances & fits with the style of your home, big or small, simple or complex.
One thing that differentiates Archadeck from other custom deck builders is our process. Rather than coming out to provide a quick quote or rough estimate, we start with a free design consultation. This involves understanding the function of your project, the desired aesthetic, and the investment level.
Why not provide a quick quote?
We choose to have more of a consultative process to ensure that all expectations are understood. Although some companies quote strictly on size, there are a lot of details that need to be evaluated and discussed to ensure a safe & professional deck is built. By understanding all expectations of the job, we are able to quote your project accurately.
Have you ever had a contractor add cost to your project halfway through?
Archadeck of Chicagoland develops a quote based on many variables to avoid price increases. You pay what you signed on the agreement. (Unless the client makes any design changes or if there are unforeseeable circumstances that incur a cost change)
Understanding that not every deck builder is going to be thorough and accurate is important in your search for a contractor. Here are some helpful things to consider when choosing a deck contractor.
If you’re interested in speaking with a design consultant about designing a custom deck click here or call our office at 847-496-4333