A decking installation can be quite an investment into your home (or business) and sometimes, even more important than choosing the right decking material, is choosing the right company to install your deck. Without proper installation, even the very best decking materials can fail, and also, warranties may be voided if the correct installation techniques weren’t adhered to.
Throughout this article we are showcasing projects completed by our trusted installers. If you are looking for decking companies, please contact us and we will be able to refer you to a company in your area.
1. Don’t go with the first name that pops up on Google
2. Find them via referrals
Trex Contours | Torino Brown
3. Ask for references – and phone them
4. Check for reviews on Google and Facebook
5. Be open to different options
6. Don’t go for the cheapest
Timber | Red Balau
7. Look at the company history
8. Don’t just ask to see their latest work
Timber | FSC Certified Cumaru
9. Look for decking specialists
Because a deck is quite a specialised application, find a company that specialises specifically in deck installations, or a company that has a decking specific division. If you are looking at a company that can install your deck, your gutters, your gate and waterproof your roof, their skills are probably somewhat diluted. If you have found a company that does everything, make sure to check their previous projects.
10. Go out and look at some previous installations
If at all possible, try and go to sites where the decking company has actually done a deck installation. Pictures and galleries can be deceiving – first prize would be to physically see an installation for yourself. This isn’t always possible, but it can definitely help give you peace of mind.