You want a new deck for your home. Either you’re replacing the one you have, or you need to hire a local deck installer to get a brand new one added. You may think you want to build a deck all on your own. At JJ Fencing & Decks, we encourage the DIY spirit. One of the reasons we build decks for homeowners in Fort Collins is because we love doing it.

However, we want to share with you the pros and cons of DIY deck building so that you can make an informed decision on which path you should take. One of the worst feelings in the world is getting halfway through something and realizing that you really do need to hire a deck company to make this happen.

The DIY Deck Building Approach

As a DIY spirited individual, you have a sense of pride around your ability to “figure it out.” You tinker in your garage or shed, fixing, breaking, or rearranging things. You may even have a classic car in the garage that you’ve yet to finish restoring — time and money aside, you’ll get to it one day. But now, you want to design, plan, build, and install a deck for your home. The process is like anything else in life. You can watch a few hours of YouTube videos on how to build a deck and then go do it, right?

Cons of DIY Deck Building

When you choose to build your own deck, you sacrifice time to save money. But how much is your time worth? Whether you work for someone else or yourself, consider what your hourly rate is at your current place of employment. Now, consider how much time it’s going to take to build a deck on your own.

Depending on the size and scope, it could take you two weeks or two years. Get a few quotes from local deck installers. Then, compare their time frame to your extended time frame. How much money are you actually saving if you work for free? For most, the DIY method is more for the sense of accomplishment, not monetary savings. You actually spend more on a DIY deck build than you do simply hiring a deck contractor to do it for you.

Pros of Hiring a Local Deck Builder

At JJ Fencing & Decks, we work to get you the deck you deserve. This means communicating with you clearly on the design of your deck, utilizing software to create a virtual version before we ever start building. This way, you get exactly what you want.

What’s more, we’re going to build your new deck in a fraction of the time that you would build it yourself. That’s not a dig on you, but we know you value your time. As professional deck builders, we want to make your life easier, not harder. That’s why we deliver on time and keep our promises.

JJ Fencing & Decks: Your Local Deck Company Serving Fort Collins

Let’s work together to design and install a deck that you love. After serving homeowners like you for more than a decade, JJ Fencing & Decks understands exactly what it takes to offer superior service and the best craftsmanship in the area. Remember, book your project with us fast. Our book fills up quick, and we don’t want you to miss out.