FAQs

How much does an average deck cost?
Why choose a Cedar deck over pressure treated lumber?
Can I stain a cedar deck?
Can I power wash my deck?
When is the best time to buy and build my new deck?
Why should I choose Just Decks as my custom deck builder?
Will Just Decks work outside the main city areas?
Does Just Deck’s Guarantee their work?
How do I get started on my new deck project?

How much does an average deck cost?

Every deck we build at Just Decks is unique and as such, pricing can vary widely. The type of materials you choose to utilize, and the complexity of each project will determine the exact price of your deck. We recommend that you allow our staff 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 costs.

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Why choose a Cedar deck over pressure treated lumber?

The majority of our new decks utilize Western Red Cedar for many important reasons. Many people 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 bear in mind, that a Cedar deck will increase the value of your home by a much greater margin than will a deck constructed of a less expensive wood material.

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Can I stain a cedar deck?

Yes, Cedar can be stained. However, bear in mind that if you do stain your Cedar deck, you may have to do it again every 2 to 3 years depending on sun exposure and weather conditions. 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 in a pollution-free manor. You can also clean your deck with a "deck wash” available at most local hardware stores.

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Can I power wash my deck?

Regardless of the wood used to build your deck, power washing is not recommended unless you are very careful. The foot-pound 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 uses 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 buy and build my new deck?

At Just Decks we believe 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 current year's lumber prices, which can result in significant savings over waiting until the Spring of the following 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 crews in advance, to serve you faster.

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Why should I choose Just Decks as my custom deck builder?

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

With over 32 years experience in the business behind us, 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 complete customer satisfaction.

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Will Just Decks work outside the main city areas?

Yes. Just Decks often builds decks and other structures for those that live far outside of our main coverage areas of Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster, Flamborough, Grimsby, Oakville, Mississauga, and in some cases the Greater Toronto Area. Feel free to give us a call and we’ll let you know if your location is within our coverage area.

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Does Just Deck’s Guarantee their work?

Yes, Just Decks offers a complete 5-Year Guarantee, which covers both materials and workmanship for all our installations. Additionally, Just Decks guarantees the under-structure of your deck for as long as you own your home! We are able to offer these guarantees in complete confidence because, with over 32 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 on my new deck project?

When you have decided that you are ready to plan and build a new deck project, contact Just Decks 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 craftspeople, you will have seen hundreds of photographs from which you can make many decisions concerning types of materials, deck and railing styles, privacy screens and many other choices that will help shape your new 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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