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The Best Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Deck contractors in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the deck builders proven by our independent research to have met the TOP 10 requirements for ability and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for new decks in Wilmington DE or deck repair, including composite decks, custom decks, Trex decks, redwood decks, and more.

 

Updated August 24, 2017

 The TOP 10 Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE

All Decked Out Inc
(302) 475-3300
2649 Marsh Rd
Wilmington, DE 19810

Areas Served: New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,Glasgow DE,Wilmington DE,Brandywine,New Castle
Services: wood decks, composite decking, vinyl decks, deck repair, deck railings

Dry Deck Solutions
(302) 738-7664
10 Blue Jay Dr
Newark, DE 19713

Areas Served: Hockessin DE,New Castle DE,Brookside DE,Brandywine DE,Middletown DE,Wilmington DE
Services: residential decks, commercial decks, custom deck designs, deck installers,deck repair

Dr Deck
(302) 223-5490
1176 Elkton Rd
Newark, DE 19711

Areas Served: Wilmington DE,New Castle County,Upper Christiana DE,Brandywine DE,Glasgow DE,Bear DE
Services: new decking, custom decking, wood decks, deck refinishing, deck builders

The Best Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of Delaware requires only that deck contractors in Wilmington DE be registered with the state in order to do residential decks. Not even that mere state registration is required of commercial deck contractors, such as decks on office buildings and restaurant decks. So there is no state enforced standard for competency among deck companies.

So there is no guarantee that any particular contractor for decks in Wilmington DE is even competent, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying their customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all deck builders in Wilmington DE who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified state registration, worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., sufficient time in business, best business practices, and more.





With nice weather comes the drive to move things outdoors. But who wants to spend time reclined in the wet grass, dodging anthills and sinkholes, when you can comfortably lounge on a clean, level deck? Adding a new deck can beautify your yard, increase the resale value of your home, and make it more livable.  Although there's the option of undertaking this kind of deck building project yourself, it's difficult work. With short-sighted planning or inadequate materials, you could cause your home to lose value. That's why it's advisable to choose good deck contractors or deck builders in Wilmington DE. 

Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE Perform Numerous Services

If you want your new deck built well, professional decking contractors have the specific skills to select the right lumber or composite material for construction of custom decks, stairs, porches, screen porches, railings, docks, and even gazebos. Aside from basic assembly, deck contractors can sand, seal, stain, paint and waterproof new decks. Many of them also perform deck refinishing in Wilmington DE which is deck restoration and deck repair to make old decks look like new.  They are capable of stain and mildew removal, pressure washing, high heat cleaning, dry rot removal, nail setting, deck wood brightening and the application of new protective coatings. As specialists, deck contractors in Wilmington DE have a more refined understanding of the design and materials involved in deck building, so they are more likely to offer sound design advice and conduct a successful installation of new outdoor decks.

Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE Use Many Popular Decking Materials

Different deck contractors might specialize in different deck materials, such as wood decks versus compositite decks versus vinyl decks.

Wood decks in Wilmington DE, as well as porches, gazebos and other similar outdoor structures can be installed in a variety of lumber types such as Brazilian teak, Brazilian cherry wood, redwood, mahogany, Western red cedar, Southern yellow pine, Siberian Larch, treated fir and treated pine. Deck contractors may also be able to obtain more exotic materials, such as cumaru, ipe, jarrah, jatoba, purple heart, haiari, janka, cambera, goiabao, macaranduba, tauari, marupa and mangaris.   The best deck contractors in Wilmington DE who can do a new wood deck use only high grade wood better than that sold at big box hardware stores which is often used by seemingly cheap deck contractors. They will usually also have a strong track record in carpentry.   Wood decks usually have a lower purchase price than a comparable deck with man-made material such as composite or vinyl, but have more ongoing maintenance.  However, proponents of wood decks consider that a strength since they can be made to look brand new again by refinishing, while a man-made material that scratches or fades cannot be.

Composite decks in Wilmington DE are those made from a mixture of plastic with wood fiber.  Many composite decking options are made to simulate the look of hardwood in its appearance, and can come premanufatured in many different colors.  Composite decking is often chosen by those who seek to have lower maintenance costs compared to traditional wood decking, since composite decking doesn't require the staining, sanding, sealing and refinishing invovled with traditional wood decks.  It is also more resistant to rot and insects than wood decking.   But uncapped composite decking still does contain exposed wood fibers within its surface, and so can be susceptible to mold growth.  So-called capped composite decking is that which is sealed making it easier to clean should mildew appear.   A composite deck contractor should be able to demonstrate a lot of experience specifically in composite decks and/or certification from manufacturers. This is because installation techniques can be different from traditional wood decks, such as requiring wood joists underneath to be closer together.   Some of the most popular brands of compositite decking in Wilmington DE are Trex Decks, Azek, TimberTech, Fiberon, EverGrain, MoistureShield.

Vinyl decks in Wilmington DE  are those with an outercoating of vinyl for durability to the elements and easier cleaning, while the inside can be either traditional wood or composite material.

Aluminium decks in Wilmington DE will usually cost more than most wood decks but that is intended to be offset by the lower ongoing cost that comes from less necessary maintenance, and potentially longer lifespan.




Some Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE Are Much Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Report lists these contractors for decks in Wilmington DE: Dr Deck, Dry Deck Solutions, All Decked Out Inc, Exterior Concepts LLC. Other deck contractors in Wilmington DE that might still be in business include: .




 

 

 

Questions To Ask Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE 


When it comes to decks in Wilmington DE, ask these questions about the abilities, experience, and credentials of the companies you're considering hiring:


• How long have they been doing decks in Wilmington DE specifically? (Different regions have their own unique soil conditions and weather that will effect choices in construction method, material, and finishes. The length of experience doing decks in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

 
• How many installations have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, wood decks versus synthetic composite decks, etc.?

• Can the deck company give you names and numbers of customers who had a similar kind of installation done who you can call as references? (All deck contractors in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• Will they provide a written estimate that is detailed, including the amount of material to be used, brand names, and product numbers?  (This is key because cheap deck contractors in Wilmington DE often only seem cheaper because they are using thinner lumber, less material, or inferior quality material compared to others which will not last and require expensive repairs and maintenance later.)

• How long will it take them to complete the work?




• What are the manufacturer warranties on the material to be used?

• Do they provide a written warranty for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties?

• Will they check the local zoning ordinances to make sure the new deck conforms to code?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All deck contractors in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)


• How do they determine pricing?

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All deck companies in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they use only their own employees, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of those companies?

When you've chosen the best deck contractors in Wilmington for your specific needs, make sure they are registered with the state of Delaware since that is required to install residential decks. Commercial-setting decks installers need no such state registration. (All deck contractors in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their state registration verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
 
 

 

 

 

 

Good Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE Work With the Best Decking Brands 

 

Different brands of decking materials are known to be longer-lasting or higher quality than others. The best deck builders in Wilmington DE take this into consideration when drawing up deck plans for building your new deck. The following list contains some of the brands used by deck contractors in Wilmington DE:

Trex, Evergrain, JER Envirotech, EON, Veranda, EZ Deck, Pultonix, Infinity, LP Weatherbest, Deckmaster Fasteners, GeoDeck, EverNew, Oasis Decking, Timbertech, Eco Decking Tiles, Certainteed, Choicedek, Nexwood, Epoch composite material decking, and Vixen Hill products.

 

 

 

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Associations Relevant to Deck Builders and Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE
 
AITC American Institute of Timber Construction www.aitc-glulam.org
APA EWA American Engineered Wood Association www.apawood.org
AWC American Wood Council www.awc.org
BBB Better Business Bureau www.bbb.com
CRA California Redwood Association www.calredwood.org
DIA Deck Industry Association www.deckindustry.org
NADRA North American Deck and Railing Association www.nadra.org
WRCLA Western Red Cedar Lumber Association www.wrcla.org
WWPA Western Wood Products Association www.wwpa.org

Media & Web Resources Relevant to Deck Builders in Wilmington DE

Backyard Living Magazine
Deck Contractor Magazine
Deck Enquirer
Deckscapes Magazine
Fine Homebuilding
Garden, Deck, and Landscape Magazine
Professional Deck Builder Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Deck Contractors in Wilmington DE within the following zip codes:

19730, 19711, 19718, 19899, 19706, 19702, 19977, 19733, 19709, 19708, 19710, 19701, 19895, 19938, 19806, 19715, 19707, 19802, 19804, 19803, 19810, 19807, 19808, 19714, 19713, 19720, 19850, 19703, 19805, 19734, 19731, 19801, 19736 and 19809


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Decks in Wilmington DE within the following cities:

Middletown, North Star, Newark, Brookside, Claymont, Greenville, Piedmont, Upper Christiana, Hockessin, Wilmington, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, Red Lion, New Castle, Lower Christiana, Brandywine, Townsend, Pike Creek Valley, Bear, Edgemoor, Elsmere, Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood and Glasgow


  

 

 

 

 

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Deck Contractors in Wilmington serving Middletown, North Star, Newark, Brookside, Claymont, Greenville, Piedmont, Upper Christiana, Hockessin, Wilmington, Pike Creek, Wilmington Manor, Red Lion, New Castle, Lower Christiana, Brandywine, Townsend, Pike Creek Valley, Bear, Edgemoor, Elsmere, Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood and Glasgow

 

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