Cost vs. Value: The Long-Term Benefits of Investing in Quality Custom Decks


You’ve decided it’s time to build a deck. However, you are not sure whether you should opt for quality custom decks, or go with the cheapest deck quotes!

The average American takes roughly five hours of “me time” per week, which is roughly 43 minutes per day.

With so little time to spare for yourself, you may be looking to make the most out of every minute of your leisure time. Many people like spending that time outdoors. In fact, 75% of Americans wish they could spend more time outdoors.

Investing in quality custom decks for your outdoor space can create the perfect condition for you to unwind, relax and rejuvenate during your free time. However, there’s more to adding quality custom decks than just creating a place for you to relax. When it comes to installing a deck, homeowners are often confused between opting for the cheapest quote or selecting a quality custom deck installed by a professional deck builder.

In this blog post, we take you through the benefits of investing in a good-quality deck versus going with the cheapest deck quote.

Enhance the Value of Your Home and Quality of Life With a Custom Deck

Having the opportunity to add value to your home is an important benefit when hiring an experienced deck contractor. When you want to build your dream deck, you need a professional who is all-inclusive and can provide a tailored solution to suit your needs and complete the job right the first time.

Consider these features when investing in quality custom decks for your outdoor living space:

  • A comfortable reading corner
  • A fantastic grilling space
  • A safe space for the children to play
  • A perfect outdoor deck to host parties and entertain guests

A deck is not just a platform that’s attached to your house. Instead, a deck offers an array of opportunities so you can make the most of your home and your outdoor living space.

That’s why you need to invest in a builder who provides quality custom decks. And when you want to make your dream deck a reality, you need a reliable partner to bring your ideas to life! At the same time, you want to be sure that your dream deck will be in good condition for years down the line.

That’s where the expertise of a professional custom deck builder comes in handy, and that’s why you must choose a decking company based on their experience and not based on their quote alone.

Invest in High-Quality Custom Decks

quality custom decksThere are a lot of things to consider when it comes to building custom backyard decks. If you choose a deck builder based solely on the price of their quote, you may end up with a substandard deck. Or worse, a poorly constructed deck that could pose a safety hazard to you and your family.

On the other hand, when you choose a professional deck builder with a proven track record, you are sure to get a quality custom deck that stands the test of time. You can expect a deck that is aesthetically appealing, structurally sound, and completely safe.

In short, when you want to build quality custom decks for your outdoor space, choose a professional decking contractor rather than going with the cheapest quote.

Your Custom Deck Comes Backed by Manufacturer’s Warranty

An added benefit to hiring a professional custom deck builder is that they offer quality decks that are backed by a manufacturer’s warranty and a strong workmanship warranty.

Should you experience any problems with your new Azek deck, your New Castle County, Delaware deck builder will fix the deck (if needed) for free during the warranty period. Though this is a rare occurrence as Azek deck is built to last.

Here at Get Decked, we use only Azek PVC decking to build quality custom decks for our clients. Over the years we have installed an array of decking products. Where most decks would begin showing signs of trouble within a few years, we found that Azek decks stood out from the rest as it maintains its beauty and durability. This is why we exclusively use Azek decking material for all of our custom deck projects. With its superior performance and wide variety of design options and colors, Azek decking is the perfect choice for homeowners who want a deck that is not only stunning but also long-lasting.

Azek decks not only last far longer than most decking products in the market but they are covered by a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty, which means you can have peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected for the long haul.

You may not experience these benefits when you choose a low-cost decking solution. So be sure to do a cost-benefit comparison before you finalize a custom decking contractor.

Experience Matters

A skilled deck builder has the knowledge and expertise needed to create custom quality decks that are both functional and visually appealing. Additionally, they can design and build a deck that will stand the test of time, ensuring that you can enjoy it for years to come.

On the other hand, when you choose a local deck builder based only on their low quote, you may end up hiring an inexperienced deck contractor. This means they may not offer a warranty and are just in it for the money. To keep costs down, they may also use lower-quality materials to complete the job.

This will have a direct bearing on how your deck looks as well as its safety and stability. Every state has regulations and codes for building decks. When you hire experienced deck building services near me, you can be sure that your deck will meet the regulations and codes. And you can be sure of getting a deck that’s beautiful, stable, and safe!

In short, when you choose reliable deck builders who are known for their quality custom decks, you get the most value for your money.

Contact Get Decked for Quality Custom Decks

Building a deck can either be a pleasant experience or a stressful one depending on who you hire. When you hire a decking company like Get Decked, your decking project will become a joyful experience from start to finish.

Don’t take our word for it. Check out our deck reviews to know what makes us the trusted deck builder in Chester County PA, Montgomery County PA, New Castle County DE, and Kent County DE.

Homeowners across Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware rely on us for building quality custom decks. Get in touch with us today for a free decking quote!

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What Customers Are Saying

Hal and Rachelle H.

We absolutely love our brand new screened in deck. The craftsmanship and the quality of the materials you all used are superior. I had no idea our house would be transformed so much. We feel like we do when we’re at the beach. We eat as many meals as we can outside. My teenage children take naps outside. My dog even has his bowl outside! Get Decked was an absolute pleasure to do business with. There were no hidden fees. The schedule was kept perfectly and the job was done immaculately. We have lived in our house for 25 years…

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Anne C.

Dear Mike, Connie & Family,I cannot thank all of you enough. From the moment I first met you, I knew how passionate you were about delivering an outstanding product. I am sitting on my new deck now, as I write this note. I am confident that my new deck will bring many years of joy. It is perfect & gorgeous. You are all awesome & I hope that you will be here for my summer BBQ. Fondly,Anne C.

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Patty D, Delaware

“Get Decked” just finished my deck this afternoon. It is beautiful and was constructed with true craftsmanship and detail. In my opinion…all I have to say is that if you need a deck and don’t seriously consider this company, you are making a huge mistake. At least talk to them. . give them a call. My deck was a little under $10,000.00 dollars…and it is exactly what I wanted. Dealing with numerous contractors over many many years, I was thoroughly impressed with the way they do business. This will probably be hard to believe, but I have interviewed over 20…

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Paul Davis, Newark, DE

Dear Get Decked Crew,After consulting with several contractors and looking at projects from each one, I contracted with Get Decked to build my deck in Academy Hill, Newark, DE. I was quite impressed with the quality of your work and the integrity of your crew during the planning and building process. That was nearly 10 years ago. This past summer it came to my attention that the stair support stringers had rotten sections due to what appeared to be insect damage. I contacted Get Decked and explained the problem to Connie. I was greeted with the same superior service that…

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Candy Koons, Pottstown PA

This was my second experience with Get Decked. Sixteen years ago they built a 12×20′ cedar deck on my home, When I decided to replace it with a low maintenance Azek deck this year, I did not even consider another contractor. I knew they used high quality materials, completed the job quickly, charged exactly what they estimated, and had a strong work ethic. Because of this, I did not feel it was necessary to meet them to discuss the second deck. All selections were made via email saving us both time. Both decks were completed exactly as I wanted in…

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Scott and Marianne

When we decided to replace our existing deck, we searched for a company that would assist us from design to construction. They had to be able to help us design a deck whereby we could achieve the most deck given code restrictions, provide quality craftsmanship, and handle any installation issues that may arise. We knew finding a company with the experience and craftsmanship to accomplish this would probably not be the cheapest. We know from experience, however, that cheap often leaves one dissatisfied with the results. We appreciate the personal attention given to this project. You helped us with the…

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Gail Griffin from Downingtown, PA

The Get Decked team is awesome! They know their stuff when it comes to decks. I wanted a deck but had no idea where to start or what options were available to me. Mike and Connie gave us a bunch of information and recommendations based on our needs and budget. They had answers to all of our questions, and were willing to meet with us as much as we needed to go over design details. They were honest with their opinions on what would work and what wouldn’t work, and they worked to stay within our budget. They were quickly…

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Bob and Donna Macheski from Bear, DE

Connie and Mike – thank you so very much for the beautiful deck that you provided to us and also for the extra work you did to put the decking on the ramp to our tool shed with the spare decking. You guys always go above and beyond the customer expectations. We received a beautiful floral arrangement yesterday and it was greatly appreciated. I can’t say enough about the quality workmanship and the people that you have working for you – they are all very talented and respectful people. We need more folks like you providing quality services to the…

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Steve Johnson from Bear, DE

What a great experience having Mike and his crew build our deck and screen room for us. The process was simple for us. Mike and his son came to our home to discuss what we had in mind from the floor colors to the roof on our screen room. Every detail was taken care of by Mike and Connie from permits, materials, and finally the building of our deck. Finally after a week of hard work on their part we have a gorgeous deck and screen room. I know we will get years of pleasure out of our new deck.…

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Lauren, Greg, and Moose Wilkinson from Middletown, DE

Mike, Connie, the Jerminski family, and Get Decked crew – We cannot thank you enough for our beautiful deck! The whole process was top notch – from Mike and Connie coming out to do sketches/measurements/show us samples, to starting a week and a half after contract, to finishing in 4 days! And the craftsmanship and attention to detail on the deck is impeccable! We want to thank you so much for everything including the dog toy for moose and the flowers!!!! Get Decked came HIGHLY recommended and lived up to our expectations! If we decide to add a roof covering…

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Ronald and Silvia Hutchison

Mike and Connie,We want to thank you for what has been an excellent experience. The deck is beautiful and we love it. The quality of construction, the attention to detail, and the finish work is world class. You have exceeded our expectations. Again thank you for everything.

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The Epp Family, West Chester, PA

Every time we look outside to our beautiful new deck, we are reminded of the wonderful experience we had with all the folks of Get Decked! It serves as a constant reminder to us that there really are good people in this world, that you can indeed have a job done by folks who care, not only about the outcome, but about the entire process. Mike, who set the pace for the entire Get Decked crew, is a master carpenter and perfectionist. It was evident each day that he had “done his homework” the night before; he had everything ready…

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Carol Scanlon

Dear Michael,Sorry it took so long to write how thrilled I am with the deck you built for me. I could not be happier with the design and workmanship of my new deck. I could have easily checked all of the above listed attributes if the system allowed. I hold Mr. Jerminski in high regard and give him superior recommendation. Service Category: Deck BuilderYear Hired: 2013Top Qualities, Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

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Susan Stephenson

I have to say that you and your husband are probably two of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with and the fact that you build very beautiful decks is icing on the cake! You did it so quickly and with such skill I’m still amazed…I’m so glad I read your ad in the Sunday paper and decided to give you a call :>) Thank you again! I have shown pictures to my family and friends and the first word they say is “WOW!!!” and then “It’s BEAUTIFUL!!!” (I think they remember the monstrosity of a deck that used to…

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The Stapletons, Newark, DE

Mike and Connie,Thank you so very much for the superb craftsmanship. But more importantly for the opportunity to meet you both. You obviously have a passion for your work. You are warm and friendly, that made it writing the checks for he deck not difficult. Especially knowing they were going to you. Thank you again. We will definitely contact you in the future when the need and/or finances present themselves.

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Dave and Karen Halliday, Middletown, DE

Dear Connie and Mike, Our apologies for not getting back to you sooner. We would like to thank you for our awesome screen room! Your recommendations, attention to detail and quality workmanship are most appreciated. We only wish it were warmer to truly enjoy it. We would also like to thank you for your understanding and sensitivity during the loss of our baby grandson. Looking forward to many nights on the porch knowing that a special star is shining upon us. Can’t thank you enough for such a thoughtful tribute. Happy holidays to you and your family. Sincerely,Dave and Karen…

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Gene and Dee Windsor, Newark, DE

Dear Connie & Mike,We love our new deck and porch! Your workmanship is just exceptional! Due to an early spring (perfect timing), we’ve been able to spend quite a bit of time out there. We are kicking ourselves for not doing this years ago! Thank you also for the very special memory of Phyllis. She is in my thoughts every day. Hope our paths cross again!

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Tim and Tracey Sommers

“If it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.” How many of us have found that saying to be true? Well, let us just say, Get Decked has proven that they are the true exception for that saying. Back in the spring of 2011 we had two other deck companies come out and give us estimates to redo our two story level deck using Azek decking. Both company’s quotes were for keeping the old deck support posts and joists, and simply installing new flooring and railing. My husband and I were not thrilled with the prospect…

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Loc N. Dao R.Ph, MBA

GetDecked is an amazing family-run establishment to do business with. From day one my husband and I were very impressed with their professionalism. We live in an area where it is difficult to get permits approved by the township and GetDecked worked directly with them to ensure that the project would get approved. The timeline for completion of our deck was precise and to our delight was actually completed 1 day early! The GetDecked crew arrived to the job site everyday on-time and after each day of work cleaned up after themselves. Overall, the experience we had with GetDecked was…

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Barbara J. Pawelski Newark, DE

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jerminski:Our deck is wonderful and we are very thankful that we chose your company. The minor issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the workers you sent to fix the problems were efficient, pleasant and very professional. The problems we had with New Castle County inspectors not agreeing on the construction restraints (extra support piers) was a real nuisance and again your company rose to the highest level of customer satisfaction. Get Decked went beyond the normal acceptable building code and did the job to the complete satisfaction of New Castle County Inspection…

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Rachel and Dave Stolzenberg

Thank you very much for your outstanding customer service and quality craftsmanship! We love our new AZEK deck and appreciate all of the time you spent helping us meet the requirements of our Homeowner’s Association. It is clear that you have deck building down to a science. We couldn’t believe the efficiency with which our deck was built. Thank you very much for your hard work. We look forward to enjoying our deck for many years to come! We would highly recommend Get Decked to anyone.

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David & Christine Newton

Hey guys… Even though it’s November, we are sooo glad we had our deck built. We’re out there all weekend now, (and now with the fire pit) all night too! The quality is beyond belief; my neighbors have all made comments. We finished the landscaping we talked to you about, and now it looks like it was built with the house! We got several estimates, and we’re so relieved we didn’t go with the low-baller. Mike got it right away. He didn’t try to over-sell us. We told him what we wanted; he gave us a fair price right there…

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