Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Your Service Area for Building Decks?

Illinois Deck builds decks for clients throughout the Chicagoland area. Reach out to us if you're looking for a deck contractor serving all Chicago suburbs.

What Is the Best Deck Material for Illinois Homes?

We generally make recommendations for decking materials on a case-by-case basis when working with our clients in the Chicago area. We are increasingly recommending composite decking due to its durability and easy maintenance. However, we understand that many homeowners desire the aesthetic appeal of real wood decks. That's why we offer a nearly endless variety of decking options using both real wood and composite decking.

How Long Does Deck Resurfacing Take?

While completion time varies based on deck size, our crew can usually resurface a standard-sized deck in three to five days.

Do Composite Decks Look Fake?

Modern composite decking can often be nearly indistinguishable from real wood decking boards. At Illinois Deck, we only provide quality composite decking that delivers incredible aesthetic value.

Will Composite Decking Burn My Feet?

This isn't generally a problem with composite decking. However, the plastic fillers used in some composite decking can cause these decks to retain more heat when compared to wood. This is something to discuss with your deck contractor if your deck is located in direct sunlight that could cause it to become uncomfortably hot. At Illinois Deck, we often recommend the use of lighter composite colors to prevent your deck from absorbing excessive amounts of heat that could make your deck uncomfortable.

How Long Do Composite Decks Last?

Most composite decking manufacturers provide warranties lasting between 25 and 30 years.

Who Can Resurface My Deck Near Chicago?

Illinois Deck provides deck resurfacing in the Chicagoland area. While resurfacing is an option that can save you money if you'd like to update your decking boards, steps or rails, this option only works if your deck frame is in good condition. It's important to have an assessment done to see if resurfacing is more cost effective than building a new deck.

Can You Add Custom Lighting for Decks?

Illinois Deck provides custom lighting for decks that can be built into your deck's layout.

Do You Offer Deck Repairs and Maintenance?

Yes, Illinois Deck can provide deck repair and maintenance services for your deck in the Chicago area.

Do You Provide Free Estimates?

Yes, Illinois Deck can visit your home to provide you with a free estimate after discussing the details of your deck project.

Do You Provide Deck Design Services?

Yes, we will help you to design your deck as part of our services when you hire us to build a deck at your home.

Is a Permit Needed to Build a Deck Near Chicago?

Permits are generally needed to build a deck in any of the communities in the Chicago area. Illinois Deck will handle all permit requirements for your new deck when you hire us to complete your project.

To schedule a consultation, please call us at (630) 474-7777