When choosing the right deck to build there are many choices and prices.  Building a deck the correct way, is not as easy as it looks.  I see many decks each week that are not built up to code.  There are certain requirements for steps, railings, joists, beams, attachment to the house, footer, etc.. A deck not built the correct way can have serious consequences down the road.  Safety is the main issue but when you resell your house the deck may not pass inspection.  Some repairs cannot be made without major reconstruction many times.  When looking for a professional to build your deck make sure they have references, they are licensed, bonded and insured.  We at Tab Property Enhancement have built many decks many different ways.  We have won the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 6 straight years in the Decks/Porches Category.  AZEK has awarded us with the CPG Pro – Gold Award as well.  Before you make a decision on which contractor to choose for your project, educate yourself on the many different choices, ask questions, familiarize yourself with the basics on how to construct a deck the right way.  And remember a cheaper price always turns into more expensive in the long run.