FAQs

What is the cost of an average deck?
Why choose a cedar deck over pressure treated deck?
Can cedar deck be stained after?
Can I power wash my deck?
When is the best time to build my new deck?
Why should I choose Just Decks over other deck builders?
Will your company work outside the main city area?
Do you offer guarantee of your work?
How do I get started with my project?

What is the cost of an average deck?

At Just Decks, every deck we build is custom and unique and as such, pricing can vary widely. The type of materials you choose, and the complexity of each project will determine the exact price of your deck. We recommend that you allow our contractors to consult with you in person before finalizing your deck plans, as it will give you a chance to fully consider all the material and design options available to you, which will effect the final cost.

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Why choose a cedar deck over pressure treated deck?

The majority of custom decks we built utilize western red cedar for various important reasons. Many of cour clients prefer cedar over other chemically treated woods because of the look and smell of the wood and because cedar tends to have a lot less slivers than, for example spruce or others low-grade wood materials.

Also keep in mind, that a cedar deck will increase the value of your home by a much greater margin than other less expensive wood material.

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Can cedar deck be stained after?

Yes, cedar deck can be stained. However, keep in mind that if you do stain your cedar deck, you may have to do it again every 2 to 3 years depending on the environment. We recommend letting your cedar deck grey naturally and we also recommend washing it 2 or 3 times per year with standard dishwashing soap and water to keep it clean. You can also clean your deck with a "deck wash" which is available at most local hardware stores.

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Can I power wash my deck?

Regardless of the wood material used to build your deck, we don't recommend power washing unless you are very careful. The high pressure of today's power washers can seriously damage and splinter any soft woods and even many hardwoods. We recommend that you use a standard garden hose with a spray nozzle attachment.

Just Decks' contractors use a power wash system to clean decks, but they are also very experienced and careful to ensure that the wood materials on your deck will not be splintered or damaged in any way.

When cleaning your deck, avoid using chemicals such as standard chlorine bleaches, as they will discolour and damage the wood.

The only bleach you should use to clean your deck are oxygen bleach cleaners which are non-toxic and clean wood beautifully. Oxygen bleach, once applied, forms a froth on the deck and the millions of oxygen bubbles will deep clean the wood while you watch.

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When is the best time to build my new deck?

It is best to try and arrange to buy your deck during the off-season, which is late September to November. An added advantage to early planning is that you will likely be able to take advantage of the lumber price at that time, which can be a significant saving over waiting until the spring next year

If you choose to order your new deck during the busy season, be sure to contact Just Decks as early on in the planning phase as possible, so that we can book our contractors in advance, to serve you faster.

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Why should I choose Just Decks over other deck builders?

Just Decks has become the preferred choice for hundreds of satisfied clients across Ontario for many reasons. Our long portfolio of customers and our craftsmanship speaks for themselves. For over 3 decades, we build quality and creativity into every project that we take on.

We take on every individual project with the same level of care and attention to detail as the next, no matter what the size or budget. We proudly stand by our strong commitment towards a complete customer satisfaction without jeopardizing quality.

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Will your company work outside the main city area?

Yes. Our company often builds decks and other outdoor structures for those that live far outside of our main coverage areas of Guelph, Cambridge, Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Mississauga, and in some cases the Greater Toronto Area. Feel free to contact us and we'll let you know if your location is within our reach.

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Do you offer guarantee of your work?

Yes, Just Decks offers a complete 5-Year Guarantee, which covers both materials and workmanship for all our decks and outdoor structure installations. We are able to offer this guarantee in complete confidence because, with over 30 years experience in the business - we stand behind all of our work and continue to provide complete customer satisfaction.

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How do I get started with my project?

When you are ready to plan and build a new deck project, contact our company as early on as possible. It is wise to book a consultation as far advance as possible to reduce waiting time and leave yourself ample time to make any necessary design revisions.

Once you have consulted with our designers and contractors, you will have seen hundreds of photographs from which you can make decisions regarding types of materials, deck and railing styles, privacy screens and many other choices that will help shape your new custom deck project.

Once these decisions are finalized, our designers will present a design for your approval. In some cases, there will be revisions made until you are completely satisfied with the detailed final design. From there, the construction phase includes scheduling of start date(s), obtaining any necessary building permits and other necessary arrangements prior to construction.

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