Top 10 Remodeling Contractors in Branford Center, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Altieri Construction LLC
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(61)
"Had all my windows and exterior doors replaced with Anderson replacement windows. Frank Altieri gave us an awesome price, 2 weeks the windows were here and installed I another 2 days. Great company, great bunch of workers. Frank was very helpful and explaining all aspects of the job. Definitely a h...Read more about Altieri Construction LLC
"Had all my windows and exterior doors replaced with Anderson replacement windows. Frank Altieri gave us an awesome price, 2 weeks the windows were here and installed I another 2 days. Great company, great bunch of workers. Frank was very helpful and explaining all aspects of the job. Definitely a h...Read more about Altieri Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Cutting Edge Painters
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(55)
Servicing New Haven, Hartford, Fairfield and Middlesex counties, Cutting Edge Painters is a highly skilled business dedicated to quality results and family oriented service. Our years of expertise has allowed our business to include top of the line interior painting, as well as unparalleled exterior...Read more about Cutting Edge Painters
Servicing New Haven, Hartford, Fairfield and Middlesex counties, Cutting Edge Painters is a highly skilled business dedicated to quality results and family oriented service. Our years of expertise has allowed our business to include top of the line interior painting, as well as unparalleled exterior...Read more about Cutting Edge Painters
Porch Pro Headshot Holmes Renovations
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(30)
Hello, my name is Patrick Holmes. I am delighted to assist you with all of your residential remodeling needs. Holmes Renovations specializes in home maintenance, renovations, and customization. I have rehabbed the interior and exterior features of entire homes, and have over 17+ years of experienc...Read more about Holmes Renovations
Hello, my name is Patrick Holmes. I am delighted to assist you with all of your residential remodeling needs. Holmes Renovations specializes in home maintenance, renovations, and customization. I have rehabbed the interior and exterior features of entire homes, and have over 17+ years of experienc...Read more about Holmes Renovations
Porch Pro Headshot Seaside Restoration
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(13)
Seaside Restorations owner Thorsten Wohlstrom is a master carpenter with 32 years of experience. We have hundreds of new home construction, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, renovations, and fire and water restorations under our belt. We Estimating with leading industry software for exact pricing of...Read more about Seaside Restoration
Seaside Restorations owner Thorsten Wohlstrom is a master carpenter with 32 years of experience. We have hundreds of new home construction, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, renovations, and fire and water restorations under our belt. We Estimating with leading industry software for exact pricing of...Read more about Seaside Restoration
Porch Pro Headshot M & R Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(14)
M & R is a family owned and operated business that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are located in Sherman, CT and serve the greater New Fairfield, CT area. Our focus is to make our client's visions and dreams become a reality by fully collaborating throughout the project with the ...Read more about M & R Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
M & R is a family owned and operated business that specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We are located in Sherman, CT and serve the greater New Fairfield, CT area. Our focus is to make our client's visions and dreams become a reality by fully collaborating throughout the project with the ...Read more about M & R Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot FJS Building & Remodeling
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(28)
As a home improvement contractor and home remodeling contractor, FJS relies on quality performance and customer satisfaction. Our work is made to withstand the test of time and live up to your expectations. Call us for info on starting your addition project, deck building, insurance repairs, and a w...Read more about FJS Building & Remodeling
As a home improvement contractor and home remodeling contractor, FJS relies on quality performance and customer satisfaction. Our work is made to withstand the test of time and live up to your expectations. Call us for info on starting your addition project, deck building, insurance repairs, and a w...Read more about FJS Building & Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot Kelley Roofing LLC
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
Slogan: Customers will be happy to know that we also use the Roofers Buggy from www.NewRoofNo Mess.com. The Roofers Buggy enables to perform roofing projects without causing the unsightly messes and potential damage to landscaping that are the consequence of so many other roofers work. It's just one...Read more about Kelley Roofing LLC
Slogan: Customers will be happy to know that we also use the Roofers Buggy from www.NewRoofNo Mess.com. The Roofers Buggy enables to perform roofing projects without causing the unsightly messes and potential damage to landscaping that are the consequence of so many other roofers work. It's just one...Read more about Kelley Roofing LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Established Contractors
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(7)
Established Contractors LLC is dedicated to making the homeowners experience as smooth and pleasurable as possible. When we finish the job, we want you to feel as if you gained a new friend. Someone you can depend on! We do all phases of home construction, from painting to additions, remodels to bui...Read more about Established Contractors
Established Contractors LLC is dedicated to making the homeowners experience as smooth and pleasurable as possible. When we finish the job, we want you to feel as if you gained a new friend. Someone you can depend on! We do all phases of home construction, from painting to additions, remodels to bui...Read more about Established Contractors
Porch Pro Headshot All Phase Home Improvements
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(5)
Description: All Phase Home Improvements is a general contractor/home improvement company specializing in residential remodeling and home construction services. We serve the East Haven, CT area and beyond, on projects ranging from additions, to both small and large remodeling and renovation jobs. S...Read more about All Phase Home Improvements
Description: All Phase Home Improvements is a general contractor/home improvement company specializing in residential remodeling and home construction services. We serve the East Haven, CT area and beyond, on projects ranging from additions, to both small and large remodeling and renovation jobs. S...Read more about All Phase Home Improvements
Porch Pro Headshot Brighton Development Group
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(4)
Brighton family was formed under the umbrella of a 30 years of General Contracting and New Residential Construction to merge the services of our partners to allow clients access to General Contractors, Architects, Licensed home builders, under one company and one service at competitive prices. O...Read more about Brighton Development Group
Brighton family was formed under the umbrella of a 30 years of General Contracting and New Residential Construction to merge the services of our partners to allow clients access to General Contractors, Architects, Licensed home builders, under one company and one service at competitive prices. O...Read more about Brighton Development Group

Frequently asked questions about remodeling contractors

The important steps to remember when finding a good local remodeling contractor:

Reviews - Check the contractor’s website and social media to see what their previous clients have said about their home remodeling work.

Past projects - Often, you’ll be able to find pictures of their previous work on their website or social media. If people are really happy with their remodeled home, they often post pictures on social media and then tag the remodeling contractor.

Up-to-date licenses - It would be useful to know what licenses and registration are needed for renovations companies in your state, and then make sure your contractor is up to standard.

Word of mouth - Generally people like to talk, so ask around for recommendations from your friends and neighbors to see if there is a top remodeling contractor in your community. It’s really important to hire someone you can trust, and if they already have a good reputation in your town, you can probably trust that they’ll treat you well too.

Compare prices - You can get a quote from a number of remodeling contractors or renovations companies to see who has the best going rate compared to the best reputation. Check to see how much each is charging for labor vs. the estimated cost of materials for the home remodeling.

Check out this article for more tips on hiring the best remodeling contractor for the job. It has further details on this topic.

Hiring a remodeling contractor can put you in a vulnerable position. Not only are you inviting someone you don’t know into your home, but you’re also allowing them to take your home apart and put it back together.

With this in mind, the following tips are recommended:

  • Have a written contract that outlines all the work to be completed and the pricing.
  • Note any additions to scope that come up as the project progresses, including additional materials and sizing issues.
  • Make sure the contractor is licensed and insured.
  • Ask for referrals and follow them up. Ask previous clients what they have to say about the work, including the quality and price, and whether the remodeling contractor stayed on budget.
  • Pay attention to the contractor’s style of communication and how he/she is able to communicate about the project. Are they willing to discuss details about their progress? Are they willing to be flexible?
  • Get a written estimate from the renovation company or remodeling contractor. Make sure it’s detailed and includes all the supplies needed, the rate per hour of work, and any other factors such as a timeline or special orders.

Depending on the project, you may be required to pay a deposit for the work. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, “Receiving some sort of down payment at signing is a good practice to ensure a customer’s sincere intent to do the project. A payment schedule should be part of the contract language. Typical down payments are 25% to 33%. Sometimes even higher depending on the type of work being done. A down payment is highly recommended when products have to be ordered by the contractor immediately.”

You may be able to negotiate the percentage of the down payment, especially if you have established good communication with them. Ask your remodeling contractor what they expect and work out an agreeable percentage, but never pay the total cost upfront.

While it may be tempting to take on a remodeling project on your own, it's usually wise to hire a professional remodeling contractor for the job. Hiring a pro may save you money down the road because a pro can help you avoid costly mistakes and possible miscalculations. A remodeling contractor will carry liability and workers compensation insurance, which is set up to protect both the homeowner and contractor.

As you consider how to move forward with your home remodeling vision, you’ll have to consider which parts (if any) you can do yourself and what will have to be done professionally. For example, you may know how to paint a room, but don’t have the first clue about drywalling or knocking down a wall. These are things you probably don’t want to just take a swing at yourself.

These are some other issues people sometimes encounter when doing a DIY remodeling of their home:

  • Time — When it comes down to it, you simply don’t have the hours to put toward a home remodeling project.
  • Effort — What sounds simple enough in theory sometimes turns out to be rather laborious, and is no longer worth the DIY bragging rights.
  • Money — You may not save much money with a DIY project because you a) might cause damage, b) may need to redo some of your work, and c) may not get the materials for the same rate as the renovation company.

Having a solid plan up front will make hiring a remodeling contractor well worth your while.

Requirements for contractor licensing vary from state to state. Approximately 35 states require licenses. In some states, requirements for licensing are very lenient, so the licenses might not mean much to the consumer. In other states, a license means the contractor has a good track record.

Make sure licenses are up-to-date when hiring a renovations company or general contractor. Some states require different licensing categories and/or requirements, so it would be wise to read up on those of your state and check to see if your contractor’s license covers the type of work needed. Never hire a remodeling contractor that doesn’t have or can’t produce their license for working in your state, no matter their reason. Most states require that a license be obtained by any remodeling contractor performing work valued over $500.

With a license, the contractor should be up to date on current building codes, safety policies, disposal of hazardous materials, labor and employee hiring, and permitting. If the contractor doesn’t produce the paperwork, you may want to consider going in another direction.

Proof of a license does not always guarantee good work. Other than checking on a remodeling contractor’s license, homeowners should make sure a potential contractor carries liability and workers compensation insurance. Homeowners should scrutinize contractor’s reviews, look at a portfolio of past work, and look into a pro’s local reputation.

There are many factors involved when it comes to hiring a professional home remodeling contractor. Consider variables such as the complexity and size of the space being renovated, the cost and quality of materials, and the number of subcontractors and labor required.

Don’t go by the price itself, however. Though you’ll collect many estimates from remodeling contractors, don’t let price be the deciding factor. If you pay less, you may get less. Beware of any estimates that stand out as being lower (or higher, for that matter) than the rest.

Get several estimates and make sure they’re itemized (time, materials, costs, etc.) so you can compare various quotes. You may find that the higher cost is worth the money.

Some common things that will likely increase the cost of a remodeling contractor:

  • Electrical or plumbing work is involved.
  • The materials are imported.
  • The project is complex (several rooms, a particularly unique design, extra-heavy materials).
  • The time of year. Most people do their renovations in the late spring and summer, making it the season where demand allows for higher rates.

Consult the free Porch project cost guides to get an idea about how much a home renovation project may cost in your area.

The benefits of having one general contractor outweigh any other situation, including you trying to juggle all the different aspects of the project yourself. Hire a general contractor to manage subcontractors and schedule all the work.

There are many different types of contractors based on the kind of labor they’re trained in. For example, there are concrete contractors, HVAC contractors, closet contractors, kitchen contractors, and roofing contractors. Once you determine the specific work that needs to be done for your home remodeling project, you can look for a particular kind of contractor. If you need to remodel a whole room, you can get a contractor specific to that or to the kind of material you’ll be using, like drywall or plaster.

Since different types of contractors can potentially work on your home remodel, having a general contractor to outsource is the best way to go. When subcontractors are bringing on a crew, make sure that it’s a solid team and that everyone is on the same page with costs, materials, and the design of the remodeling vision. Everyone should know their work well and be properly licensed according to your state regulations.

Choosing a local remodeling contractor who knows the best local subcontractors is a smart way to go. Contractors and laborers often collaborate, especially in smaller towns. Making good contracting decisions will ensure that you’ll enjoy both the progress and results of your next home remodeling project. Remember that communication is the key to success. Setting reasonable expectations, establishing a good repertoire, and regularly checking in will lead to a smooth, easy home improvement project.

Recent reviews for Branford Center Remodeling Contractors

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Would recommend.

- Cheryl Wilson
45685

Excellent workmanship, fair prices , and showed up on time. Very professional . Will recommend to friends and family

- James Hawthorne
88238

I called Frank Alteri to come and help me with a simple project - spackle and repair a door. I booked a month in advance and confirmed with him multiple times leading up to our appointment. This morning (the morning of our appointment) not only has he not...

- Sydney Thibault
71021

Beware. Crooks. Search "Altieri Homes, Columbia MD"

- John Smith
70328

Scam artist. Do some research on "Altieri Homes" from Columbia, MD. These guys build horrible homes, overpromise and lie. I should know. I live in one of their developments. Professional grifters who take your money (and Wachovia's), shut down, move ...

- John Smith
6956

Excellent value. Excellent work quality. Excellent to keep appointment.

70332

Last Month Altieri Construction remodeledtherntirehouse my kitchen. They did a fantastic job! They were timely , neat, and above all very professional. I highly recommend anyone seeking out a top notch professional to contact Altier Construction. It was ...

- James Miller
90836

Alteri Construction and I entered into a contract to remodel my upstair, they showed up for 2 weeks, and then "had a family emergency" then they had a "car accident", then no one would return phone calls, emails, or text messages, they left the job unfini...

- Petor Shook
6936

They remodeled my kitchen cabinets for me a few summers ago. They came out beautiful, and were done in just a few days. They were always on time, worked diligently and left my home spotless. The price was way better than any of the other estimates I recei...

80171

BEWARE! Frank is a liar and thief.he hires people to work for him off craigslist.then fails to pay them,also never works on jobs, just has other people do his work.I oosted with BBB and thumbtack to let potential customers be aware and potential employees...

- Paul Grasso
71024

Excellent craftsmanship . Great srrvice and very personable. Very very happy with all the work they have done on our home, Definately would recommend this contractor to anyone looking for quality work and affordability !

- Jill Tucci
58376

Hired Altieri Construction to build a new Trex deck with vinyl railings. Frank did an outstanding job building this deck. On time, neat, professional , just an excellent job from an outstanding contractor. I highly recommend this contractor to anyone look...

- Terry Toth

Everything You Need to Know About Branford Center Remodeling Contractors

Remodeling Contractors isn’t exactly what I’m looking for. Are there more specific services similar to remodeling contractors available in Branford Center?

If you’ve determined that remodeling contractors are not quite what you were looking for, or if you had a specific project in mind that is similar to remodeling contractors, we can still help you find the right professional in Branford Center.

Branford Center has 50 remodeling contractor professionals that can help you with your remodeling contractors job. Head to our Pros Page to find specific remodeling contractors-pros in Branford Center.

How do I know that I found the right Remodeling Contractor in Branford Center for my remodeling contractors project?

Finding the right remodeling contractor for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Remodeling Contractors in Branford Center so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right remodeling contractor in Branford Center:

  • Are they properly licensed? Branford Center has 18 licensed Remodeling Contractors Pros.
  • Are they BBB accredited? 10 pros in Branford Center are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 25 are A-rated in Branford Center.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the remodeling contractor that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple remodeling contractors pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

What should I check for once my Remodeling Contractor in Branford Center has finished working?

Every remodeling contractors project is going to have different results, but here are a few things to check for once any remodeling contractors company has told you they've finished the job:

  • Obviously you want to do a visual inspection. Even if you're unfamiliar with remodeling contractors work, this gives you the opportunity to ask questions (even basic ones like, what did you do?).
  • Ask the remodeling contractor to describe what they did. Whether your remodeling contractors project was a repair job or a building job, have them run you through what was done.
  • Compare the description provided on your remodeling contractors project estimate to the work completed. Did the professional do what was promised?
  • Request that the remodeling contractor do a follow-up visit to check on the work. Most professionals are willing to do this, especially if you ask them.

All Remodeling Contractors in Branford Center, CT

Porch Pro Headshot Dunn Landscape Construction LLC
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
DUNN LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION, LLC Hire the Best Brick and Stone Patio Installers in Branford, CT. Contact us for a free estimate. We concentrate our services locally – in the towns of Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison and sometimes in outlying areas too. Many of our projects come from per...Read more about Dunn Landscape Construction LLC
DUNN LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION, LLC Hire the Best Brick and Stone Patio Installers in Branford, CT. Contact us for a free estimate. We concentrate our services locally – in the towns of Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison and sometimes in outlying areas too. Many of our projects come from per...Read more about Dunn Landscape Construction LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Seamless Remodeling
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(12)
Seamless Remodeling, located in Stamford, is a remodeling contractor. They offer services such as baseboard molding installation, sunroom construction, and flooring services. Seamless Remodeling is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
Seamless Remodeling, located in Stamford, is a remodeling contractor. They offer services such as baseboard molding installation, sunroom construction, and flooring services. Seamless Remodeling is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
Porch Pro Headshot Rich's Home Improvement & Repair Service
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(6)
Rich's Home Improvement & Repair Service is a general contractor in Portland. They provide new home construction and more. Rich's Home Improvement & Repair Service is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Rich's Home Improvement & Repair Service is a general contractor in Portland. They provide new home construction and more. Rich's Home Improvement & Repair Service is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Porch Pro Headshot Y.D.M.g Home Improvement
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(3)
YDMG Home Improvement is a market leader in the repair and install of residential and commercial roofing. We effectively and responsibly provide you with a detailed analysis and quality system to resolve your roofing problems. Our specialists have been doing roofing work for homes and commercial bui...Read more about Y.D.M.g Home Improvement
YDMG Home Improvement is a market leader in the repair and install of residential and commercial roofing. We effectively and responsibly provide you with a detailed analysis and quality system to resolve your roofing problems. Our specialists have been doing roofing work for homes and commercial bui...Read more about Y.D.M.g Home Improvement
Porch Pro Headshot J.C.-B&R, LLC.
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
Hi, I'm Jonathan Christoff; I've been in business since 1986. I am the best of the best. No Job too big or too small. Customer satisfaction is my first priority. We are skilled in every aspect of constructions from a small addition to a large commercial project. I have 27 years of experiance on ...Read more about J.C.-B&R, LLC.
Hi, I'm Jonathan Christoff; I've been in business since 1986. I am the best of the best. No Job too big or too small. Customer satisfaction is my first priority. We are skilled in every aspect of constructions from a small addition to a large commercial project. I have 27 years of experiance on ...Read more about J.C.-B&R, LLC.
Porch Pro Headshot Connecticut Basement Systems
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
Connecticut Basement Systems is a basement waterproofing contractor located in Seymour, CT. For years, they have been committed to delivering quality leak detection, roof waterproofing, and basement waterproofing.
Connecticut Basement Systems is a basement waterproofing contractor located in Seymour, CT. For years, they have been committed to delivering quality leak detection, roof waterproofing, and basement waterproofing.
Porch Pro Headshot Cayvian Remodeling
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
At Cayvian Remodeling, we provide homeowners with exceptional work at affordable prices. We are a licensed and insured remodeling company with over 10 years experience, so whatever you need, we've got you covered. Need a Handyman or some tile work done? Don't worry, we can help you get one more thin...Read more about Cayvian Remodeling
At Cayvian Remodeling, we provide homeowners with exceptional work at affordable prices. We are a licensed and insured remodeling company with over 10 years experience, so whatever you need, we've got you covered. Need a Handyman or some tile work done? Don't worry, we can help you get one more thin...Read more about Cayvian Remodeling
Porch Pro Headshot State Property Group LLC
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
We proudly provides quality, Home Improvement professionals to home owners of Connecticut. our goal is to provide our customers with excellent work and superior customer service. Our expert pros are ready to help you with all your home improvement needs, so call us TODAY at (203) 548-RENO (7366) ​
We proudly provides quality, Home Improvement professionals to home owners of Connecticut. our goal is to provide our customers with excellent work and superior customer service. Our expert pros are ready to help you with all your home improvement needs, so call us TODAY at (203) 548-RENO (7366) ​
Porch Pro Headshot JRGoat Designs LLC
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
(3)
JRGoat Designs LLC provides all kind of major renovations, home remodeling, kitchens & baths remodeling, room additions, property maintenance, Interior Painting, Masonry Work, Drywall in East Haven, CT area. We offer free estimates! Call us now! major renovations, home remodeling, kitchens & baths r...Read more about JRGoat Designs LLC
JRGoat Designs LLC provides all kind of major renovations, home remodeling, kitchens & baths remodeling, room additions, property maintenance, Interior Painting, Masonry Work, Drywall in East Haven, CT area. We offer free estimates! Call us now! major renovations, home remodeling, kitchens & baths r...Read more about JRGoat Designs LLC
Porch Pro Headshot Myers Home & Office Improvement
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
Myers Home & Office Improvement is a remodeling specialist based out of Ansonia. They have been providing countertop installation and flooring services as well as other services since the '90s. Myers Home & Office Improvement is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
Myers Home & Office Improvement is a remodeling specialist based out of Ansonia. They have been providing countertop installation and flooring services as well as other services since the '90s. Myers Home & Office Improvement is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.
Porch Pro Headshot E L Contracting
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
E L Contracting is a general contractor from East Hampton. They provide accessibility construction, residential construction and more. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited E L Contracting. They are also accredited by the BBB.
E L Contracting is a general contractor from East Hampton. They provide accessibility construction, residential construction and more. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has accredited E L Contracting. They are also accredited by the BBB.
Porch Pro Headshot AFFORDABLE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS & REPAIR CORP
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
Affordable Construction Systems & Repair Corp, located in Bristol, is a general contractor that offers new home construction and repair services.
Affordable Construction Systems & Repair Corp, located in Bristol, is a general contractor that offers new home construction and repair services.
Porch Pro Headshot General Painting & Remodeling Ltd
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut
Porch Pro Headshot Amatorestoration LLC
Remodeling Contractors
Serves Branford Center, Connecticut

Latest projects near Branford Center

Recent projects booked on Porch
Branford 06405
Deck Construction
Start Date
Within a year
Existing deck
Yes
Approximate size of deck to build
100-250 sq ft
Decking and railing materials
Synthetic or composite
Deck features
Stairs
Other deck features
No, thanks, just the deck
Extent of design or prep work
No