4 Questions to Ask a Baltimore County Deck Builder

May 14, 2015 | Decks

Are you thinking about getting a new deck this spring? A new deck is a great investment for your outdoor living setup and lets you take full advantage of the nice weather and long evenings of a Maryland summer.

Of course, before you get a deck, you’ll have to find the right Baltimore County deck builder. The best way to find the right deck builder for you is to know the right questions to ask. So in this week’s blog, we’re going to cover the questions you should ask when interviewing a potential Baltimore County deck builder.


Keep reading to learn what questions to ask a potential deck builder!

4 Questions to Ask a Baltimore County Deck Builder

Are you licensed and registered with the state?

This is the first question you should ask any home improvement contractor. Make sure they provide you with proof of their license and registration. You should also ask if they have liability and workmans comp insurance.

How long have you been in business?

The length of time a Baltimore County deck builder has been in business says a lot about the company. Companies that have been in business for awhile have done so as a result of a commitment to quality work. A company that satisfies its customers is a company that stays in business for the long run.

Can I talk to some of your previous customers?

Speaking of satisfied customers, you should always talk to previous customers of any Baltimore County deck builder before making your final decision. You can get a great idea of what your experience with the company will be like just by asking a few references. Make sure to ask them not just about their experience with installation, but with any follow up experiences they’ve had with the company, such as warranty work.

What kind of warranty do you offer?

Speaking of warranties, this is another good thing to ask the builder about. A builder that values their craftsmanship will offer a solid warranty to back it up. Make sure to get the specifics on what the warranty does and does not cover.

These are just a couple of the questions that are important to ask a Baltimore County deck builder. Keep up with our blog for more tips in the weeks to come!

Contact Excel Fencing and Decking Today!

Excel Fencing and Decking has been proud to service Baltimore County since 1998, giving you the very best in custom built decks, fences, and home remodeling. If you’re interested in having a top-quality fence installed, give us a call. Our dedicated teams of fence professionals have the know-how and expertise to repair or install any kind of fence. Call us at 410-803-9499 or fill out a contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will contact you promptly.