The Risks of Choosing the Cheapest Quote for Deck Installation


Choosing the cheapest quote for deck installation may seem like a good way to save money, but it can end up costing you more in the long run. While it’s natural to want to find the best deal possible, there are some potential pitfalls to be aware of when it comes to choosing the lowest quote for your deck project.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the risks of choosing the lower priced quote for deck installation and why it’s important to prioritize quality and experience over a low price. Don’t risk the long-term integrity and beauty of your deck by choosing a builder based solely on price. Instead, explore the benefits of working with a skilled local deck builder like Get Decked for your deck installation needs.

Low Quality Materials Can Play A Factor in Your Quote For Deck Installation

One of the biggest risks for choosing a quote for deck installation based on price is that there is a high possibility that your deck will be made with low-quality materials. When considering a lower priced quote for a deck installation, it’s important to understand that the builder may be cutting corners to offer a cheaper price. One way to do this is by using low-quality materials as they tend to be more affordable, yet are more likely to wear and tear faster over time. These materials may not be able to withstand the harsh weather conditions or constant use, leading to a deck that wears out quickly.

Not only can it wear faster, but low-quality materials can also lead to additional expenses down the line. For instance, if your deck is constructed with low-quality materials, such as low-grade wood, you may find yourself needing to replace them more frequently than you would with higher quality materials. This can result in added costs over time, which may not have been factored into the initial lower-priced quote. In addition, low-quality materials often require additional maintenance, such as routine sealing and staining, which can add more work for you than you had bargained for originally. 

To avoid these issues and ensure that your deck is built with some of the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, it’s important to choose a highly skilled deck builder to do the job. For the last 38 years, Get Decked has been building backyard decks for homeowners all over Pennsylvania and Delaware. At Get Decked, we take pride in our ability to build long-lasting and beautiful decks. We know that a quality deck requires high-quality materials, which is why we use only the best of the best, such as Azek decking. This premium decking material not only looks stunning, but also provides exceptional durability and longevity. 

When you choose Get Decked for your deck installation, you can trust that your deck will not only be beautiful, but will stand the test of time.

Beware of Inexperienced, Uninsured, and Unlicensed Builders

Another risk for choosing the cheapest quote for deck installation is that the deck contractor may not have the necessary experience to complete the job to a high standard. Inexperienced builders may not know how to properly install your deck, leading to potential safety issues or costly repairs down the line. Builders without the proper training may also be lacking in necessary licenses and insurance, leaving you vulnerable to potential accidents or damage to your house or property. By working with a contractor that lacks the necessary qualifications, you could end up with a poorly constructed deck that not only looks unappealing, but also poses a serious safety hazard for you and your family.

To ensure that your custom deck is built to the highest standards and meets all the necessary safety and building codes, it’s important to choose an experienced deck builder that possesses all the necessary licenses and insurances. If you are looking for deck building services near you, consider Get Decked. We are fully licensed and insured to work in Pennsylvania and Delaware including Chester County PA, Montgomery County PA, Kent County DE, and New Castle County DE. 

At Get Decked, we believe in providing our customers with the best possible experience from start to finish. When you request a quote for deck installation, we come prepared with samples of our past work and take the time to listen to your specific needs and preferences. We’ll carefully measure the area and provide you with a detailed quote.

We believe that every detail matters, and are committed to making sure that you are fully satisfied with your deck installation.

A Cheaper Quote for Your Deck Installation Can Equal Longer Project Timelines

While you may be eager to choose the more inexpensive quote for deck installation, it doesn’t mean that your deck will be built fast or on-time. In actuality, it can lead to longer project timelines. Deck contractors who offer low quotes may not have the necessary resources, tools, technicians or experience to complete the job quickly or efficiently, leading to delays and inconvenience for you and your family.

As a family-owned and operated deck company, Get Decked is committed to providing reliable and efficient service, while also being meticulous in our attention to detail. Our crew of four (all family) works together seamlessly like a well-oiled machine to get the job done right the first time. Mike, the owner of Get Decked, works hard to properly prepare and cut all necessary materials for the job, ensuring that the installation process runs smoothly, efficiently and without delay.

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Build a Lasting Deck with Confidence: Choose Get Decked, Your Reliable Deck Builder

While it can be tempting to choose the cheapest quote for deck installation, the risks of doing so far outweigh any potential savings. By choosing a skilled and experienced local deck builder like Get Decked, you can be sure that your deck will be built to the highest possible standards, quality materials and expert installation.

At Get Decked, we understand that building a deck is an investment, which is why we go above and beyond to ensure that our customers are fully satisfied with their deck installation. From our personalized consultations to our attention to detail and exceptional customer service, we are dedicated to making sure that every aspect of your deck project meets your expectations. 

When you choose Get Decked as your deck builder, you can rest easy knowing that you have a reliable and trustworthy partner who truly cares about your satisfaction. 

Contact us today for a free deck quote and start building the deck of your dreams with confidence!

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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