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Chicago Deck Renovation & Construction

Posted on April 21, 2010 in Blog

Chicago Deck Renovation & Construction

In the not too recent past Chicago was getting a bad reputation for decks and balconies that were not constructed well. Many may remember seeing party goers falling from decks and balconies on national news for all to see. When story after story of individuals and even groups of people being hurt was shown over and over, it was apparent that the craftsmanship of many of the decks and balconies in Chicago land were lacking. This brought to the fore the need for high quality construction when it comes to your decks and balconies. This is especially true if you have young children, elderly parents or relatives living with you or pets; as they can become just like family members. Due to the fact that most of the decks in our area many need to be renovated or constructed to new specifications to prevent future accidents, it is highly recommended that you use a qualified professional when it comes to renovating your deck or balcony. 
 
So what constitutes a qualified deck builder? First you’ll want to make sure that the deck builder is insured. This is key. Don’t be afraid to ask for copies of the insurance. Your contractor should carry general liability insurance and workman’s compensation insurance. If they do not, you could be responsible for injuries caused due to the construction going on at your home and this can even bankrupt an unsuspecting homeowner. Don’t skip this important step when making a decision on who to hire to build your new deck. The city can even stop work if they find that the contractors are not insured. If you contact us we’ll help to ensure this doesn’t happen. 
 
You might want to make sure that the company you hire is a smaller outfit. This usually ensures more personalized customer service and support. You’re more apt to have time to ask questions as well and even talk to the owner if you’re dissatisfied with the work. If you go with a big company you might not get this same personalized service, however a larger company may have a better guarantee. Which is our next point to keep in mind.  

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