Getting Started

The Steps to Planning a Project

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The undertaking of a new remodel or addition can seem daunting. There are several factors to consider before beginning any project. Below is a simple planning guideline to follow when turning our design and build services into reality.

Following these guidelines will ensure that you have an enjoyable outcome. When it comes to deck remodeling and installation in Grand Rapids, MI, Signature Decks & Construction ensures that communication and understanding are fundamental to every project.

What Are Your Goals?

What are the goals for planning a deck for your Grand Rapids home? (More room, backyard entertainment, relaxation space, etc.)

What Is Your Budget?
Determine a budget and stick to it, or use the full breadth of our design and build services if budget is not an issue.
Who Are Your Working With?

Determine who you will work with for your deck remodeling and installation at your Grand Rapids property and make sure you feel comfortable with them and their employees.

What Are Your Options?

Using referrals to decide on a contractor is one thing, knowing the level of time and commitment that will go into your project is another. Know who you’re spending this investment on.

What Information Do I Need to Know?
Devote the necessary time to meeting and make sure you have gathered all useful information, including: materials you are considering, pictures of products or projects you like, site plans for property, and drawings of ideas.

design & build Process

Step one of our design and build services is communication.

Free customer consultation to identify project parameters and desired features.

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Review photos of similar projects with customer for design inspiration and affirm desired outcome.

Review design and build services to make sure everything is up to spec.

Draft Project Outline with architectural drawings and pricing estimate for customer review.

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Commence project build phase upon customer approval of project outline and estimate.