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What are you looking for in a deck or porch bid?

Once you have decided to build a porch or deck, it’s time to consider your budget. Do you know what you are looking for when you request a bid from a contractor?

Archadeck of Kansas City receives many questions about ballpark prices for our custom porch and deck designs. While we can tell you the average price of our decks and porches, wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what you would pay for your project instead? Some outdoor living contractors will provide a bid by telephone or email up-front, only to add costs for upgrades or unforeseen issues as the structure is being built. Not Archadeck of Kansas City. When you call on us for a bid, you will receive a custom design consultation along with a to-the-penny price for everything that will be included in your project.

What are you looking for in a deck or porch bid?Screened porch in Lee’s Summit MO

What are your priorities in soliciting a bid from porch and deck builder?

Are you looking for the lowest price for your project? Are the project aesthetics driving your desire for a new outdoor living space? Our unique approach will help you prioritize your wants and needs to arrive at cost-effective, quality-built, and beautiful porch or deck. Your Archadeck outdoor living design will be truly one-of-a-kind. These are a few key decisions that will help us quote your outdoor living design.

Building materials matter.

Some of our clients have a general idea of the types of materials they want to use to build their porch or deck. Most are not sure. What is the difference in building with wood and composite? What is the difference in low-grade composite materials versus premium brands, like TimberTech® AZEK? Archadeck of Kansas City’s in-home design consultation is in place to ensure that you understand the benefits of building with one material or another. You will be able to see examples of our projects and the products that were used to construct them. Your Archadeck Design Consultant will have composite material samples to provide you with good/better/best recommendations based on how they are manufactured and the warranties they carry.

What are you looking for in a deck or porch bid?AZEK deck in Parkville MO with composite skirting, low-maintenance railing, and riser lighting.

If never having to change your porch screens is important, we have great news.

If you are building a screened porch, Archadeck of Kansas City will quote only top-of-the line porch screening. We build all our porches with PetScreen®, because of its durability – the last thing you want to do is replace your porch screens in a few years! It matters to us that you are able to enjoy your outdoor living space for many years to come, with as little effort to maintain it as possible. A less expensive option does not equate to a better value.

What are you looking for in a deck or porch bid?Olathe KS porch with composite decking, PetScreen, and cedar porch framing and trim.

What trim do you expect in a porch or deck bid?

Another thing that is never an option with our porches and decks, is the way we trim them out. Will your porch ceiling be finished? If so, how? Do you prefer painted or stained wood trim? Will the fact that paint outlasts stain help you make that decision? With Archadeck of Kanas City, matching or coordinating exterior trim, skirting, fascia trim, ceiling finish – all that and more, will be included in your project quote. What’s more, we will guide you through making all the finish choices before quoting your project. Our attention to every detail, large or small, is another thing that sets our porches and decks apart from the rest. No matter the size or extravagance of your project, it will be buttoned up with expert trim.

What are you looking for in a deck or porch bid?Overland Park KS porch and deck design with painted porch trim, custom skirting, and matching composite deck fascia.

Also read: Is it better to hire a deck builder than to build my own deck

Are you ready to discuss a new porch or deck home? Choose Archadeck of Kansas City, trusted local outdoor design-builder since 2001. Get in touch with our award-winning Design Consultants for a custom consultation by calling 913-851-3325 or emailing