“Having a deck put onto our home was the first home improvement project I ever tackled, and I have to say it didn’t go very well.” Phyllis shook her head. “I found a guy on Craigslist, he came out, did some measuring, gave us a bid, took a deposit, and worked on the project for half of an entire day. Then he left for lunch and never came back!” She shook her head. “Now I have to get a deck built, but I’m worried about getting burned again. How do you find a reliable deck builder in the Metrowest MA area?”
Unreliable contractors are one of the top complaints homeowners have. People are very good at making promises and very bad at following through with what they said they’re going to do. When interviewing potential contractors, ask to see photographs of other decks they’ve built. You want to see the quality of the work – but you also want to see that they have numerous completed builds to show you! Be particularly wary of people who are building decks on the side or as a source of extra income: they often have career and family demands that can keep them from getting your deck built in a timely fashion. If professionalism matters to you, it’s best to hire a professional.
It’s a good idea to talk to people you know who have well-built, attractive decks you admire. Ask who did the work and if the homeowner has been pleased by the contractor. Personal recommendations are worth a lot, as people won’t generally recommend a bad builder!
When you’re trusting someone to work on your home, you want to know they’re skilled and reliable. Creative Decks has been serving the Framingham and larger Metrowest area for over twenty years. We’re an established construction company that’s in it for the long haul: you never have to worry about our crews not coming back after lunch! We’ll be there until the job is done properly.