Tips for Hiring a Deck Contractor

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Adding a new deck or refurbishing an existing one can be a great asset to your home’s value, and provide an outdoor space that you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Deciding which deck builder to hire can seem like a daunting task, but Mid Tenn Fencing has cut out the guesswork for you by providing some helpful tips when hiring a deck contractor.


Just like with most any other service you pay for, experience matters. You certainly want to choose a deck contractor that has experience, because deck safety is of the utmost importance. An experienced deck contractor will know just how to build your deck making it structurally sound, considering how you will use the deck, as well as working with the topography of your landscape.

Also, you want someone who understands how to work with your needs as a homeowner, and who can work within your budget and available space. If you don’t already have a deck design in mind, you definitely want to rely on someone with experience to make suggestions on how to best design your new outdoor space. This is especially helpful when working around existing landscape design or taking into consideration the privacy you may wish to create between you and your neighbors.

Questions to Ask

As you meet with deck contractors, you will want to ask these questions, which should provide you insight on who to hire for the job:

  • What type of decking materials do you use?
  • When can you begin the project?
  • Do you provide design services?
  • Do you handle any permitting needs?
  • Are you properly insured and do you have a business license?
  • Do you have references?

Check References

Speaking of asking for references, you should check on at least two or three references to find out about their experience with the company you are considering. Ask the references if they would consider hiring the company again. Don’t be afraid to ask about any problems they encountered with the company and how the company resolved those issues. Finding out if the project was completed on time and on budget may be additional factors that you want to consider.

At Mid Tenn Fencing, we specialize in building custom decks, porches, handrails, gazebos, and pergolas. If you visit our website at, you will find an array of photos from our past jobs. We also would be happy to provide references as well. We are confident that we will surpass your expectations and that you will be happy with the finished product.

Deck Contractor in Middle Tennessee

Mid Tenn Fencing has been building fences and decks for customers in the Middle Tennessee area for more than 30 years. We provide free estimates and consultations. To get started on yours, call our office at (931) 394-3400 today! Whether you are looking to have a new deck built or just refurbish an existing deck, Mid Tenn Fencing has got you covered.

We serve clients in the entire Middle Tennessee area including Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and the surrounding communities.

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