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Why Hire a Deck Contractor?


Some homeowners look at a deck and porch and think to themselves 'I can build that myself!'. Unfortunately, that usually doesn't go over to well after the DIY homeowner begins looking into the details of building a deck or porch. First, in order to conduct any type of major home improvement project a building permit is required from your city, and decks and porches are no exclusion to this law. Second, there are a number of safety guidelines and regulations that states require when building a deck or porch. The reason for this is obvious, if a porch or deck is not properly built then there is a huge risk in someone may get hurt or even die by falling through a porch. Some porches are over two stories off the ground so it's clear that people could easily get hurt if they fall due to poor construction.

Any contractor that is going to build your deck or porch must obtain a building permit as well as check with the city/county on building code requirements for decks and porches. A homeowner will work with the contractor on coming up with a layout for the project, the contractor will then put together a detailed plan for the project as well as supporting structural drawings and notes, and will then submit that plan to the city/county for approval before beginning instructions. We highly recommend seeking a professional contractor for building a deck or porch due to the stringent regulations and safety standards in the constructing of this project. As always, be sure to contact multiple contractors so that you can compare price quotes to get the best deal.

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