Frequently Asked Questions About Deck Installation Projects
- Do you build with exclusively low-maintenance materials?
Most of our projects are built with low-maintenance materials — including vinyl and composite decking — but we also build exotic wood decks if a customer prefers wood.
- Do I need a building permit?
Our team handles all building and zoning permits for you. We ask that you provide a plot plan of your property so that we can include it with the permit applications. We do not handle homeowners’ association approvals, although we’ll be glad to provide drawings and renderings for the HOA upon request.
- What can I expect at a sales call?
At the sales call, your salesman will meet you, discuss the design of your deck, and show you the materials that we work with, so that he has the information that he needs to give you a detailed proposal and renderings. It’s also a time for you to ask us any questions that you’d like concerning our company and our construction practices. Our Deck & Patio Building Process page provides more details about our process and what you can expect when working with Stump’s Decks.
- How long does a typical project last?
Smaller projects generally take about a week, while larger projects can take up to two or three weeks. During this time, we keep the disruption to a minimum by sending out prompt and courteous work crews, with no smoking, foul language, or trash in your yard.
- How far ahead should I call if I want to build a deck by the springtime?
If you want to have a project scheduled for spring, summer, or fall, we recommend that you contact us three or four months in advance, so that you have enough time to meet with a salesman, review a proposal, and accept the proposal. During the winter months, two to three months is generally all that you need to get on our installation schedule.
- What does a typical project cost?
Many of our basic low-maintenance decks cost between $20,000 – $30,000. However, because sizes, options, and materials can vary greatly from project to project, the cost of a project can reach $50,000 – $100,000 and beyond. A roof and deck project combined can cost between $60,000 – $150,000 and above.
- Do you offer financing?