There are three types of
businesses that you will find that offer similar services as ours. When
getting other bids for the job, find out what type of business you are
working with. Use our points of difference to determine if you are
getting all the things you want in your bid. There are some passionate
individuals in all segments, and we approach all of our direct
competitor's with respect.
Check out this blog
post reviewing various youtube videos on "restoration." A lot of
the commentary there describes how we differentiate between most deck
Here are the business
types and the points of difference:
This is a business that does all types of painting such as outsides of
houses, interiors, etc. These are the ways that we differ from most
- We believe in full sanding as a way to truly prep
wood for stain. Most painters will either orbital sand, or just scrape
and wire brush away peeling topcoats. Some will also power wash but few
will sand with the thoroughness that we do.
- We provide
more repairs, setting of fasteners, and fixing broken boards, as
well as full service construction.
- Stain is our specialty
which gives us the experience needed to get the color to come out
exactly right. We also only use penetrating oils so there is never any
peeling or bubbling of paint latex stains.
A deck restoration
business. This is an outfit that specializes in restoring and
- We strive for service. We
always try to accomodate our clients particular needs and try to add as
much value as we can to each transaction. We always try to
depending entirely on our customers needs. .
- We offer a greater
range of services. We have railing suppliers for maintenance free
railings, provide affordable underside staining, build staircases and
additions, and can replace your top sheet with redwood, cedar,
composite, or hardwood. We focus on the overall picture of the
deck where other companies focus more on top sheet sanding and
- We offer cheap, easy
maintenance after restoration. This puts you in control of your decks
future health at very little time/cost. Our maintenance prices
typically run up to 25% less than our competitors in SLC and PC.
A deck buidling business. This is a company that specializes in new
In all cases, we will compete
on cost and due to efficiency and low overhead, we can usually beat
anyone's price for similar services and more.
- We are focused less on composite decking. Using our
restoration and maintenance knowledge, we determine the best material
depending on application. There are times where tear out and replace
with composite is a great option but we can often restore your existing
wood and save you money. We are also experts in tropical hardwood
decking which requires special tools and knowledge in order to
- Our finishing is as good as our structural work. Many deck
building companies are
focused more on the structural aspect of building and less on the
correct stain preparation and application. We have a fleet of sanders
in order to remove surface dirt and staining, level, smooth, and open
the grain of the new lumber. We then chemically treat and stain using
the highest quality finshes on the market. These finishes require
advanced preparation but are also super easy to maintain. All of our
installations are based on the entire life span of the deck and not
just initial installation.
- We are more restoration oriented. If you are dealing with an
deck, we will usually be able to restore at least part of the existing
structure which will save you money. We
have been on countless consultation where other contractors told them
the deck had to be removed. Often we can restore the top sheet and save
you money to put toward railing or underside.
Finally we would like to offer a word of caution. Always make sure
you are dealing
with a licensed, experienced contractor. Having been in the business
for 13 years we have seen many businesses come and go. This results in
lot of shoddy work in terms of stain types, preparation techniques, and
sub par building practices. We have been called in on many of these
jobs to repair the damage that has been done.
Decks do require specialized
knowledge in order to have a successful long term structure. Not only
do we get the job done well initially, we will be here for years to
come to help you protect your investment. Finally, while our initial
service may be more costly than the one man show, flash in the pan, fly
by night "companies" that crop up every season, our maintenance will be
lower in cost and result in a much higher grade finish.