Like any other home improvement project you may be considering, Archadeck of Columbus advises homeowners to be cautious and do your homework when it’s time to select a company to design and build your new deck. Not everyone who quantifies as a contractor qualifies as a legitimate deck builder. And not everyone every deck builder adheres to the high standards, professional business practices, and quality workmanship you get with Archadeck as your deck builder and design company.
Realistically, your home is probably one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Going the extra mile and doing your due diligence to find a contractor who specializes in decks and outdoor living structures to work on your home will pay off in the long run. In much the same way there are hundreds of physicians available in our area, all specializing in different specialties, there are just as many contractors. However, scheduling an appointment with an orthopedic doctor for your annual physical exam just won’t get the job done quite right. An orthopedic doctor specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, they are specialists dealing with these areas of the body — not a general care practitioner — do you get the picture?
Is there a difference between a deck builder and a deck builder and design company?
There is a distinct difference between Archadeck of Columbus and other local deck builders, and we call it “the Archadeck difference.” We are a professional deck design and build company. To us, the process of designing a high-quality deck is just as important as building it.
Designing an outdoor living structure such as a deck, porch, or other project requires knowledge of building materials, an understanding of spatial requirements, and familiarity with local building codes. Here at Archadeck of Columbus, we focus attention on the design to make sure that when we reach the building phase, we secure everything we need, including the building permits. Careful design and planning will reduce the likelihood that we’ll encounter unnecessary delays during the building phase.
If you use a contractor who knows how to build but doesn’t understand the importance of design, your deck will likely not be as structurally sound, functional or versatile as if Archadeck had designed and built it. How do we know this? We have been called in to rebuild or replace decks that were designed poorly from the start. A poor deck design is not going to last as long as a professional design. This is because the flaws of a poor design can lead to structural deficiencies, sooner and later.
There are seven basic qualities or aspects you should consider when selecting a deck contractor. These are:
- Ability to Offer a Customized Product
- Attention to Detail
- Warranty & Protection
We’ve been designing and building high-quality decks in the Columbus area since 2001. We have extensive experience with composite and synthetic decking as well as wood decks – and we also have deep experience building custom patios & hardscapes, porches, 3-season rooms, and much more. We keep up-to-date on preferred installation guidelines and techniques for the leading composite and synthetic/PVC decking brands such as TimberTech and AZEK. With Archadeck building your project, we will not make costly mistakes that could void your manufacturer’s warranty on materials.
At Archadeck of Columbus, we respect your time. We arrive on time for our meetings with you. We return your phone calls. Many clients are surprised by this. They’ve had the opposite experience with other builders.
Adhering to a process, or series of steps in which to do something, guarantees consistent results, improved efficiency and a higher quality of workmanship. We use checklists and procedures combined with proper planning which eliminates any chance of overlooked items and delays.
Archadeck® Contract Selection Checklist
Integrity & respect in all our relationships ✓
Written specifications, agreement & warranty ✓
Warranty ̶12-mo. workmanship & 60-mo. structural ✓
National guarantee of job completion & warranty ✓
Experienced / polite / skilled carpenters & staff ✓
Background checks on all employees ✓
Permit application & inspections ✓
Exact price for project, no estimates ✓
Balanced & fair payment plan ✓
$1,000,000 General Liability Insurance ✓
Workers Compensation Insurance for all workers ✓
Award-winning designs ✓
Providing clients with more bang for their buck makes a contractor more valuable. What types of additional services can they provide and still maintain quality? As part of Archadeck Outdoor Living, North America’s largest deck and porch builder, we are backed by a national network of experts. We have an established national relationship with several preferred material vendors.