Whitakers Deck Builders

in Whitakers, NC

89
Deck Builders are
in Whitakers

20
Deck Builders in Whitakers
are top rated

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Gwendolyn B.
"Castle Rock Construction is a phenomenal company to work with.
, the owner, is fantastic and a true professional. Because their workmanship is remarkable I" have contracted with him for several projects. He has remodeled two bathrooms, installed several exterior doors, custom designed two interior doors, installed a wood-look ceramic tile floor for a family room (the room looks like new) and designed and built a side porch (deck). During the construction of each project
and his team would clean up every speck of dust or debris at the end of each day. His prices are very reasonable compared to other companies. When changes are needed
will always take time to consultant with you and explain the reason for the change. There is no high-pressure salesman who tries to force you to commit to this company. Everything went well and the end product is truly amazing and excellent, I could not have asked for a better experience. I would highly recommend Castle Rock Construction to anyone looking to do improvements to their home.
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frances G.
"When I met
the first time he showed up with his plumber and electrician to see what I wanted done.I had my insurance adjuster's reprort with me, I thought" the adjuster's estimate was low and doubted the house could be made livable within those parameters. The mitigation company had even taken out my bathroom fixtures and the insurance did not cover the cost of new fixtures.I suggested keeping the old tile to save a few thousand.
said the tile was dated and needed to be replaced. I told
I needed to stay within the insurance allowance. The rebuild estimate
gave me was within the insurance. I expected to have to choose lower grade materials and to cut corners whenever possible. What I got was first rate materials and beauiful finishing. At all times
made the process easy for me. More than once he told me he wanted me to be pleased with the result. I am so impressed with
. Clearly this company is guided by pride in the finished product. I do not know how
managed to do the rebuild within the insurance allowance but he did and the house looks wonderful. Really impressive! This is the dream builder.
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David W.
"After getting several bids we chose
because of his reasonable bid and Fergal's friendly personality. We felt that this was someone that we could have a" pleasant working relationship with. Getting started took a little bit longer while we waited for the city to give the permits. Fergal kept in touch throughout the process to keep us up to date. Once he got the OK, he started work with his team quickly and efficiently. We were able to do much of the finish work ourselves (like painting & such) to save a little bit of money, and Fergal worked with us on that without giving the impression that he needed to do it all himself. He kept us informed, and was always available to answer any questions. His team was just as pleasant to work with as he was. I cant' imagine working with a friendlier group of people. We are particular about good workmanship, and were not disappointed. He has gained our trust, and would not hesitate to hire him again for our other projects.

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I agree with Jim Casper - after about 50 years of dealing with weathered wood finishing both in my homes and in the construction business, it comes down to about 90% preparation, 10% the finishing. If you do not prep the wood right, any moisture, mold, etc in the wood will destroy whatever you put over it.

High-build finishes like paint and epoxies and, from reading the Rustoleum flyer on this new product that too, work by trying to make an impenetrable surface and depend on a very good bond with the surface, AND no water getting under them. Because they are thick and are designed to provide a waterproof surface, unfortunately where water gets under them they are just as good or better at keeping it from evaporating, so you get fungal growth, blistering, and peeling.

Unfortunately, on deck and most outdoor applications except siding the surface will get nicked, scratched and otherwise develop leaks in short order. Water will therefore get into the underlying wood, and because it entered through small cracks and scratches, does not have any airflow to make it evaporate, so it sits there and breaks the finish bond to the wood (causing peeling and blisters), and promotes decay. That is why new deck boards and siding and trim that have been heavily or multi-coat painted on all 4 sides, thinking that will give the best protection, only last a few years versus the usual 10-20 years or so for boards that are painted top and sides only.

The full sun and hot conditions will, of course, cause more thann normal heating of dark colored painted decking. I had one instance where I was doing an independent appraisal of a very large commercial deck at a government facility, and in 85-90 degree daytime temps, in the sushine the chocolate brown deck surface temp was 150 degrees, and the paint was softening so much it stuck to the bottom of your shoes a couple of months after application.

As Jim said, the studies pretty clearly show that a breathable penetrating stain gives the best life, after plain ACA/CCA (copper chromium variations - the green stuff) treated wood. Penetrating stains, properly applied, do NOT seal in the moisture, they inhibit its entry and (when dark colored) help protect against sun damage to the wood and finish, but still breathe enough to let moisture escape on dry days. For my money, I will only use petroleum distillate (paint thinner cleanup) products, as they penetrate into the wood much better. Water based ones immediately start swelling the wood pores, so it blocks further penetration of the stain, which while cleanup is a bit easier, totally defeats the purpose of a PENETRATING stain or sealer.

I would recommend against any sort of waterproofing sealer, as they trap the water just like paint, and I have never seen one that is effective for 2 years.

My personal preference, though it limits the architectural coloration possibilities, is ground-contact rated copper compound treated wood (NOT the Wolmanized brown product), which comes green initially but can be retreated with either green or brown solution or can be liquid colorized darker (though not easily to a specific tone) using either of those as a base. My practice is to redo the treatment before installation to ensure thorough treatment, as from the mill it commonly has skips where boards contacted each other or where stacking seperators laid on it, and the ends are commonly very poorly done. This is done after cutting to length, as cut ends have to be retreated anyway.  A simple short deck cleaner soak followed by a light pressure washing and brush or roller re-treating of ONLY the TOP surface every 10 years or so has, for me, reduced visible weathering of the boards and beams to negligible.

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The product has evolved considerably since the lawsuit.

 

I would still do your own research and give you contractor your feedback.  At the end of the day, the cost for whatever board you want will be similar. 

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As stated by others: You get what you pay for.  Many contractors no longer use employees.  The cost/benefit ratio is gone by the time worker's comp. insurance, unemplyment and other taxes are paid.  Especially with the high turnover in our industry.  Many, myself included, have our guys set up as sub-contractors.  That means even if the job is only for a day the duties have been outlined and a set pay to complete those duties has been established from the onset.  It's a better way to manage costs once I got used to it.  Also, it means I can operate cheaper and not have to charge as much to the customer.  My agreements with my guys, which they sign, make it clear that I nor the homeowner are responsible for their safety and medical care should a problem arise and that all parties are relieved of any such obligation.  If you hire a contractor who follows this growing practice ask to see a copy of his sub-contractor agreement.

That being said, a legitimate contractor still has operating cost which vary by area and how they run their business.  I break even at $150/day not including labor and materials so I've got to charge more than that to make money.  To keep the math simple, if I'm paying $250 for a pne day job in labor plus another $300 in materials and $150 operating costs I've got to charge $700 to the customer to break even.  That's if I'm only doing one job a day which is why most of us manage several at a time.  The point I'm trying to make is that someone with the necessary knowledge and experience to build you a safe deck is not going to be cheap.  Knowledge accompanies success which costs money.

I've repaired or restructured several decks built by handymen who should find another profession.  Ask yourself this question when hiring someone for this project: Would I trust this person to build my house?  If the answer is no you need to find someone else.  The deck is just as important.  It's where your family, friends, kids are going to gather and interact.  If it isn't structurally sound it can collapse causing injury or even death.  One last word on decks: Always screw a deck together, don't nail it.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
San Antonio, TX
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Deck Building reviews in Whitakers

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We could not be happier with
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! From the very start
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was by far the most personable and helpful contractor that we had bid the job. Furthermore,
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's bids were substantially lower than his competition (and he was quoting the exact same materials). As for the project itself, his crew was great; they were extremely professional and got the job done even faster than we anticipated. We could not give
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a stronger recommendation.
- Lynne R.
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I called to have an estimate for a repair of a leaky valley on my roof and also the cost of a total re-roof if it was needed and within my budget. The provider was responsive from the first contact and came out when they said they would; however, after I stated I wanted to get one or two other estimates (which took me more than a month), I contacted the company and was told they would get back to me to affect the repair. I never received a call back (I spoke with the owner the day I called in September!) and since then my calls (2) have gone to voicemail with no responses. A
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"we are no longer interested in fixing your roof" would have been fine. A no response and no return of phone calls is just unprofessional!
I understand they probably wanted the total re-roof job but it was not within my budget at this time and the repair was what I really needed. Although the reviews on Angie's List are good, my experience was no so.
- Robert S.
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and his crew couldn't have done a better job. The deck is absolutely gorgeous and super solid. The deck also has "Easy-Breeze" windows which we love so we can close it up on cold or windy days and still use our deck. The deck has a lovely shingled roof and a glass and screen storm door. Every detail is exquisite and they cleaned up every scrap of the old deck and their materials when they were done and left the yard immaculate.
Oh and I had some water damage around my bay window on the back of the house and they fixed this for me and put up new siding without any issue.
These guys are true master craftsmen and I would not use anybody else for this type of work. They are a small crew and do one deck at a time. No big company with crews working on multiple jobs.
I plan to definitely recommend
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to everyone I know and I wish them the very best.
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- MARY & GEORGE H.
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Very reliable and professional. Owner came out to review project...took the time to go over
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would be done. Very personable. Worker came out to sand deck...did a great job altho was unable to finish a couple steps. Had to d elay project a few weeks due to weather but came out to finish and restain deck. Did a great job overall....More /> Will use them in the future for other handyman type projects. This company is reliable, honest and professional and works hard to please the homeowner. You will not go wrong hiring them for any projects. Highly recommended.
- Lovey O.
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was very quick to respond to our request for an estimate. Within 3 days of meeting with him, he and his building partner,
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were out putting in the deck. Although our cedar deck flooring was in bad condition, the support structure below was in great shape. They put in new fasteners in the support structure as needed and completed the whole deck in one day.
Their workmanship was top quality. They placed the boards diagonally, and only two places needed a seam due to additional length needed. Their attention to detail was superb and they were a pleasure to work with.
- JEANNE AND JOE M.
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I set up a meeting with
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by mistake, thinking they were a design/build company. We are interviewing these companies and architects for a planned Spring remodel of our home.
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was very nice and let me know they only did the building part of the process, but stayed for an additional 30 minutes to speak with me about the process and give tips. He was extremely helpful and I appreciated his time. We are not yet at the process where we pick a builder but will definitely consider their company when we do.
- Bridget Z.
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I can not say enough good things about the quality of work done by
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's company
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. From initial bid to final acceptance of the finished work, it was a positive experience. His bid was significantly lower than the other two Angie’s List contractors we selected. The deck was designed by my wife and unusual in that it was diamond-shaped. She also wanted the boards, footprint, and stairs built to a specific design. Mr
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said can-do and recommended that we upgrade the wood and we are really glad we listened to him. The final product was exactly what we wanted and hugely better than the old deck. The two men that worked on our deck,
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and
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, were a real pleasure to have work for us. They arrived on time and cleaned up their mess before they left each day. After demolishing the old deck, they began work on the new deck. They asked our preference on several things we hadn’t thought of, and several times recommended better solutions. We would use them again and have enthusiastically recommended them to our neighbors and friends. My advice is ‘listen to their recommendations, they know what they are doing’.
- JOHN M.

All Deck Builders in Whitakers, NC

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A & P Developers

116 Halls Industrial Dr
Hudson

All Day Remodeling

226 Little Ellijay Rd
Franklin

ATS.home Improvements

3633 Macedonia Rd
Spring Hope

B & J ROOFING AND INSULATION

2474 sherrod rd
Nashville

B&B Repairs

5084 Country Ln
Grifton

Bartholomew Pressure washing

PO Box 752
Nashville

Battle Plastering and assoc

636 Banner Elk Dr
Fayetteville

Batts Home Improvement

2396 Sherrod Rd
Nashville

Benchmark Roofing

809 Crowder Rd
Madison

Big Sky Homes Inc

1087 Woodland Church Rd
Wake Forest

BK Seamless Gutters LLC

12622 Red Bud Rd
Castalia

Bradford Cabinet Co

109 W Edward St
Princeton

Bullock's Home Improvements

607 Dabney Woods Lane
Henderson

Burrells home repair

7206 Rock Ridge Sims Rd
Sims

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Construction Services

107 Verzaal
Rocky Point

Carolina Fix-It, Inc.

303 Rose Court
Benson

Cary Reconstruction Co LLC

2410 Reliance Ave
Apex

Chris Chapman Construction

3020 Tar River Rd
Oxford

Cook Roofing And Siding

2128 U.S. 64
Murphy

Costin Creations LLC

109 Jaycrest Rd
Duck

curiconstruction LLC

1204 swordfish way

Custom Barns And Decks

2755 Salisbury Rd
Robersonville

Custom Docks and Decks, LLC

6107 New Sharon Church Road
Rougemont

DH Construction Co

304 Fuchsia Pl
Garner

Dorian Visionheart Dyer

3560 South Brandon Street

Erik Cook Landscapes

1740 Log Cabin Rd

Estate Plaster Inc

5208 Foxburrow Rd
Greensboro

Exterior Touch Inc.

12610 Waverly RD.

Foothills Remodeling

1896 Hay Meadow Rd
Hays

G & S Contracting Inc

742 N Broad St
Mooresville

Gutter Glove of North Carolina LLC

2501 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh

Hancock Home Solutions

226 Forlines Rd
Winterville

Hawkins Maintenance Services LLC

364 Collins Rd
Norlina

Hutch Sunrooms Plus

3223 US Hwy 70 W
Goldsboro

Inside Out Home Designs

2308 Brookfield Dr
Grover

JJ Improvements and Tree Services

109 Short St
Lexington

Jones Fence & Custom Vinyl, LLC

2012 Jackson Bypass Rd
Seaboard

Justice Home Improvements Inc

3321 N. Main Street
Farmville

Kayton Jack T III DDS

315 Old Ivy Way

Ken's Construction

1 Coltsfoot Ct
Greensboro

Kitchens Galore

5950 Junaluska Rd
Andrews

Lake View Construction

1055 PIERCETOWN RD

MACON & CO LLC

116 WOOTEN CIR
Rocky Mount

Mad River Woodworks

P.O.B. 1067, 189 Taylor Way

Magnolia Outdoor Living

3522 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd.

Mckeels Home Repairs

1135 Hamilton Street
Roanoke Rapids

MID-COAST HOME REPAIR

1022 WEST BAY STREET
Belhaven

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S Crescent Dr.
Smithfield

MLA Design Group, Inc.

120 Club Oak Ct Ste 100
Winston Salem

Nicky Overman's Siding-Window

1223 Little River Dr
Elizabeth City

Old Paths Construction, LLC

212 Harper Farm Lane
Rocky Mount

Perfect Coats Painting & Remodeling

8031 Goldenrain Way
Raleigh

ROBERT WARRICK PAINT & PAPER

4809 HATHAWAY RD
Wilson

SHERMAN C RUNIONS & ASSOC

3077 US HIGHWAY 64 W
Sapphire

Stanley Contractors

625 Berry Hill Bridge Rd
Ruffin

Sully's Green Clean

491 Perkins Rd
Goldsboro

Tarheel Footprints & Transports

306 Farthing St
Boone

TC construction

po box 373
Red Oak

Tri county Exteriors

1032 ROCKAROSA DR
Yadkinville

Tri-County Carpentry

209 Delane Dr
Rocky Mount

Vortex All Surface Restoration

PO Box 2567
Winterville

Wet Surface Technologies

1120 37th Ave Dr NE
Hickory

White's Home Improvement

94 Gilbert Ln
Roanoke Rapids
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