Questions your Contractor will Ask

Your deck is the heart of your outdoor living space. After all, it provides you with a place to relax, entertain your loved ones, or just enjoy the beauty of Colorado Springs. There are very few investments that are as rewarding as this one. However, bringing your dream deck to life requires careful planning and consideration.

Whether you are considering installation of a new deck, a deck replacement, or upgrading your current space, you will need to schedule a consultation. During this visit, the contractor will have several questions for you so that we can understand your needs, preferences, and constraints. In this article, we will explore some of these questions.

Top 10 Questions

Below are the top 10 questions you can expect to answer when you meet with your contractor for the initial consultation:


Before the blueprints can be laid out, your deck contractor will ask how you plan to use your outdoor space. Do you plan to have quiet family gatherings or lively events, or do you just need a tranquil space for relaxation? This will help us to align the design with your lifestyle to create a space that perfectly fits your needs.


The size and layout of your deck plays a critical role in the functionality and aesthetics of your outdoor living space. Your contractor will want to know about the dimensions of your space, as well as any existing structures and specific layout preferences you have. This will allow us to maximize space and style.


Your choice of decking materials will set the tone for your outdoor oasis. Whether you prefer the durability of composite, the low-maintenance of PVC, or the rustic charm of wood, your contractor will explain the options that work best with your preferences as well as blend with the architecture of your home.


In order to ensure that the project goes smoothly, your contractor will ask about your budget and timeline. We do have financing available to help you make your dream a reality without breaking the bank.

Building Codes/Permits

We understand that navigating building codes/permits can be overwhelming. This is why we will handle the legwork for you. We have been serving Colorado Springs for four generations, which means we understand the local regulations. We will take care of securing the permits and ensure that your project complies with the relevant codes.

Site Conditions/Accessibility

In order to ensure a successful build, your contractor will need to understand the site conditions such as terrain and drainage, as well as the location of the utilities. Your contractor will thoroughly assess the site and ask about any challenges or considerations that may have an impact on the construction.

Special Features/Add-ons

You may want to elevate your outdoor living space with custom features such as ambient lighting, stylish deck coverings, integrated seating, and more. We will explain these options that can help you enhance the style and functionality of your deck, creating the perfect outdoor retreat.


Since this is such a significant investment, you will want to protect it with proper maintenance and care. We will discuss the specific requirements of your chosen materials, as well as provide tips to preserve the beauty and longevity of your deck for many years.


A reputable contractor, such as Bigfoot Decks, will provide you with peace of mind by standing behind their work. Your contractor will explain your warranty and aftercare services to ensure that you are covered long after the project is completed.

Client Concerns/Questions

Finally, we understand that open, honest communication is key. Your contractor will encourage you to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you may have. This will allow us to address them promptly to ensure that your vision is realized to perfection.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

A successful deck consultation involved a discussion between you and your contractor, covering the various aspects of the project. By addressing these questions and concerns up-front, you can be sure that your deck will meet your needs, preferences, and expectations. Schedule your consultation today with our skilled team at Bigfoot Decks.