With the glorious, warm sunshine that will be coming this May, eating lunch or dinner out on your deck, or sharing cocktails with friends, will be the highlight of your day! If you don’t currently have a deck, but have been thinking about adding one on, here is some helpful information on pros and cons of building DIY (do-it-yourself) or hiring a contractor.
Hiring A Contractor
|Licensed||Paying for Labor|
|Experienced – Less Error|
|More Affordable||More Time|
|Fun Project||More Opportunity for Error|
Cost Estimates – 8’ X 10’ Deck
Using Contractor: $750 – $975
DIY: $425 – $580
Using Contractor: Average $31 per square foot – $2,480
DIY: Average $15 per square foot – $1,240
DIY with their free plans: $1,000-$3,000
If you have decided to Do It Yourself, we applaud your ambition and are excited for such a fun experience for you! Here is a helpful, short tutorial giving an overview of how to build your deck!
Craig Heffernan, http://www.craigheffernan.com/: