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10 Best Seattle Deck Contractors

  • 3628 Dayton Ave N, Seattle • Fremont
    Nathan Kriege - Our deck collapsed into a pile of rubble, so we needed to do a complete rebuild. I'm very happy that we selected Sam for the job. He helped us through the whole design process, guided us to the best wood for our needs, and did a great job on the project.
    Rebekah Bastian - I found Sam on FreshChalk and had a great experience with him. He actually talked me into a less expensive option, and did excellent work. Would recommend.
    Snezana Popovic - Sam Hyde does decks, fencing and paving. We found him detailed oriented, honest, on time and budget. He did a fence and pavers for us. Great to work with.
  • Jessica Bryant - Just finished a deck renovation project with the crew at Escapes. Very happy with the experience and the work! Dan the owner was responsive and got everything in order quickly. Their quote came in mid-range but I figure you get what you pay for with contractors. It was a busy summer after covid restrictions lifted so we booked early and it was about 6 weeks before they could start. But the whole thing was done in a week including the old deck demo and new construction. Would definitely use them again or recommend to others!
    Minda Brusse - They did a great job on our front porch repairs and new steps. Crew was friendly and overall communication was perfect. Now looking for a handyman to paint and stain!
  • 1420 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah
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  • 8504 192nd Ave NE, Redmond
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  • 12005 NE 61st St, Kirkland
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  • 1708 153rd St SW Lynnwood
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  • 1617 Boylston Ave, Seattle • Capitol Hill
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  • 12657 NE 85th St, Kirkland
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  • 10. Deck Guru
    227 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue
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Planning Your Deck

Living in the Pacific Northwest gives people a true appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors. Adding a deck, porch, or patio to your yard is a great way to take advantage of your outdoor space at home.

Here are the major things to think about when planning to build or repair your deck.

Design

A simple deck or patio may be all you need to enjoy those long Seattle summer days, but you don't have to settle for simple. Browse a few websites and you can get all kinds of ideas for integrating stonework and slate, creative planting areas, multiple levels, etc. Some of the higher end landscape construction companies will work with you to create something really special.

Material

This is an important thing to consider as you'll be living with your decision for (hopefully) many years! You'll need to balance durability and aesthetics against cost, while also considering the environmental impact of your choice.

  • The default material here in the Pacific Northwest is locally grown tight-knot cedar. Carpenters who've been building decks for years will tell you that this type of wood has degraded in quality in recent years, but it's still a perfectly reasonable option. Count on a lot of maintenance and on fully replacing it within 15 years or so.
  • Ipe is a Brazilian wood that is so hard, it requires special tools, and it can last 50 years or even longer. It's more expensive than cedar but similarly beautiful. Some ipe is irresponsibly harvested and sold on the black market before it reaches American lumber stores, which is not great as the Brazilian rainforest is...kind of important. You can find ipe which is FSC certified to be sustainably harvested.
  • There are some "boutique" options like reclaimed teak and cumaru. These are quite expensive but if price is no object these exotic hardwoods can produce beautiful, unique decks.
  • Finally there is composite, in which the decking is made from a combination of wood and plastic. This option is certainly very durable and requires little maintenance, and it can be made with recycled plastic to be more environmentally friendly. The aesthetics and feel of composite will never match up to natural wood.

Construction

The finest plan and materials won't get you far if you put them together with shoddy workmanship. Unless you are an experienced builder yourself, or an exceptionally careful, meticulous learner, you should have someone who knows what they are doing build your deck. It's best to get a personal recommendation for a contractor or landscaper, from someone who has seen their previous work!

Good luck with your new deck! And don't forget to enjoy it when it's done!

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Need help finding the right deck contractor? Ask your friends.
Eva Monsen
about 2 months ago • Greenwood
I built a cover over our deck so we could do more outdoor entertaining. I'd like to add some kind of simple, retractable protection on either side ...
4 replies
Adam MacBeth
9 months ago • Ravenna
I’m looking for someone to extend my deck a bit and add a glass cover. A plus if they can do electrical for fans and in-ceiling heaters. Any recomm...
3 replies
Kenji Sazanami
9 months ago • Wallingford
Doesn't necessarily have to be specialists, but there's a few levels involved.
4 replies
Josh Barnard
12 months ago • Capitol Hill
We're seeing some rotting/softening of our wooden front steps/stoop. I'm not exactly sure what type of contractor to bring in for something like th...
4 replies
Josh Barnard
12 months ago • Capitol Hill
I have a pretty large rear deck made of real wood. It's starting to need paint pretty badly, but also needs some minore pairs (a couple of boards a...
2 replies
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