Deck Tech Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long have you been building decks?
    • Since 1995
  • Are you insured?
    • Yes! We carry a million dollar liability policy as required by our numerous home building clients.
  • Do you offer a warranty?
    • Yes. As of 1/1/2008 we offer a full one year 100% warranty on your new deck with a five year warranty on the frame for all installations on or after 1/1/2008.
  • What are the available materials?
    • We use traditional lumbers such as cedar, ACQ treated lumber and IPE (ironwood), as well as composite decking. For detailed information on all of these materials, please review our Materials page.
  • Which is best?
    • Depending on your taste and the project purpose:
      • Traditional woods materials have a natural feel, and are structurally sound but require annual protection from the rain and sun (weatherproofing). Traditional wood decks will warp, and splinter to some degree even with regular maintenance.
      • Composite materials will not warp, splinter, decay or rot, composites require specific installation methods for material expansion, and they do require periodic cleaning and will fade over time.
  • Is a building permit required?
    • for new construction a building permit is almost always required. Part of Deck Techs service is to attain the permit for you. A permit will certify that your deck meets national building codes.
  • Is there a charge for designing and estimating?
    • No. We will happily give you a detailed estimate. Just contact us to schedule a visit at the project site.
  • What is your geographic coverage?
    • We serve all of eastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas.
  • How much does a deck cost?
    • The price of a deck will vary depending on size, access, elevation, type of materials used, accessories, etc. Since estimates are free, we recommend you schedule a visit to the site so the cost determination will be accurate.
  • What methods of payment do you accept?
    • We accept cash, checks, and all major credits cards.
  • How long will it take you to build my deck?
    • A typical deck will take two days to a week to build and will be completed most often within three weeks from your order date.
  • What will happen when the materials are delivered to my home?
    • Materials used to build your custom deck will be placed in the best and most logical area for the construction process, this location will be discussed prior to delivery.
  • What will happen to my lawn?
    • During the construction process there will be a high volume of foot traffic in your yard due to setting up equipment, installing lumber, and machinery used to excavate the decks pier foundation. Deck Tech Inc. offers a manual excavating option at customer request.
  • What other services do you offer?
    • We offer porches/ deck covers, pergolas/ arbors, outdoor kitchens/ bars, privacy walls, benches, planters, deck lighting packages, and other custom details ,as well as restoration and repairs on existing decks.
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