Gets Three Estimates, Before Getting A Price Stuck In Your Head
If you're planning on building a new deck in your
backyard and you don't have any idea how much is going to cost, feel
free to contact a couple of deck building contractors to get a better
idea, how much your remodeling project is actually going to cost.
Then you can make a decision, whether you want to build your new deck or not. If you are planning on building a certain size deck and have a rough idea in your head, that it isn't going to cost more than $7,500. The moment that you get your first real bid from your contractor and it's around $10,000, you have 3 choices.
You can save up another $2500, find a cheaper contractor, or build the deck yourself. There are plenty of other things that you can do, but the point I'm trying to make here is that you won't know how much the new deck is going to cost, until you start getting some estimates.
Here's another problem that I run into sometimes it is when your next-door neighbor got his deck built for $3000 in 1964 and you are pretty sure that you can get your brand-new deck built for around $4500 today. This might not be the case and often creates a lot of problems between me and my customers who have a definite figures stuck in their head and they're not going to spend any more money than that.
You're not really going to know how much your new deck is going to cost, until you put together a materials list and build it yourself, or contact a few contractors to give you some estimates. You should never get a specific price stuck in your head or listen to another homeowner who's telling you that you shouldn't pay more and then a certain amount.