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Decks Unlimited FAQs

Q: How do I get an estimate for my home?

A: Simply contact us, we'll arrange a time that fits with your work schedule, and meet you at the property. Normally, our in home estimates take no more than 45 minutes to one hour to complete. Within 2-3 business days, you will have your proposal via fax or email.

Q: Do you charge for your estimates?

A: Estimates and design services are provided free of charge. The only exceptions are when we need to arrange structural engineering services or land improvement surveys prior to submitting our estimate to you (these cases are rare, normally for commercial applications).

Q: Does my deck require a building permit?

A: Generally speaking, decks under 30" in height will not require a permit. However, this is not the case in all municipalities. For instance, Parker and Centennial will require building permits on all decks regardless of height.

Q: My other contractor suggested I pull my building permit myself, is that your policy?

A: No!! Be wary of contractors and companies that want you to pull your own permits. Often it means this contractor is not licensed, or does not carry the necessary insurance to undertake the project. By pulling your own building permit, you assume all liability for the construction of the project. Should you contract with Decks Unlimited, we will submit all permit applications/prints, arrange structural engineering as required, pay permit fees, and schedule building inspections.

Q: I've been told that composites cost "double", is this true?

A: This is a common question. Generally speaking, composites have come down in price, and the cost of redwood and cedar have gone up. Depending on your railing selections, we find that composite products generally cost $4-6 more per square foot. It's not nearly as much as some people think.

Q: What are your prices per square foot?

A: They will range dramatically. Any reputable contractor will price each job individually, as no two are ever identical. Structure height, permit costs (vary by city/county), material choices, and worksite conditions are a few, but certainly not all of the factors that go into your final price per square foot cost. Generally speaking, as the size of the project increases, our prices per foot will decrease (I.E., we can build a 600 square foot deck for a substantially lower square foot price than we can a 100 square foot project.