We have all been there. You are excited to move forward with a new purchase only to be blindsided by some unexpected costs. As a leader in composite decking in Denver, we have seen this happen far too often to some of our customers and we would like to save you the headache. To prevent this from happening to you during your upcoming deck purchase you will need to consider these three often missed fees.
Composite Decking in Denver
Permit Fees: Check with your local building department to see if they require a permit and if there are any application fees that will need to be paid. For example, check out information on these cities’ deck building permit requirements:
Also, something to consider is whether or not you will be building an attached or detached deck. Most times there are different requirements, and often different fees, depending on which option you choose. If you are doing the work yourself, some cities may require you to prove a certain level of skills to complete the work as a homeowner. You can also look up your contractor to make sure they are licensed in the city you are building your deck in.
Special Equipment Rentals: Sometimes special equipment is needed to build your specific deck. For example a jack-hammer might be needed if you are building on a hard surface. Often times a contractor will not mentioned these additional expenses until after they have your business. So be sure to ask them upfront. Each job site and scenario is different, so communication with your contractor is key especially with such an important investment as your deck.
Miscellaneous Hardware: Bolts, screws, and especially if you are building a composite deck, possibly fasteners can add another 10% on top of your total costs. Make sure these items are included when you receive your final quote. Our decking specialists work with contractors every day and try to ensure that every piece of material is accounted for when quoting the composite deck materials.
Bonus- Change Order Fees: If you change the design after your contractor has started, don’t be surprised if he charges you a change order fee. This is usually due to re configuring the design, which often means a change in the amount of type of materials ordered. It’s vital to talk with you contractor or decking supplier ahead of time to make sure everyone is on the same page prior to starting your project.
Denver Composite Decking
Make sure you consider these points are you move forward with your deck project. We would love to talk to you about all of your options for composite decking in Denver! Give us a call at any of our locations or browse our composite decking selections on our website.