Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Barrett Outdoors answers questions (FAQs) about their services, materials, and process.

Barrett Outdoors offers a comprehensive array of services, including the design and construction of custom decks (covered decks, curved decks, elevated decks, and rooftop decks) and as part of those builds, Barrett Outdoors offers outdoor kitchens, deck benches, planter boxes, and under-deck water diversion systems.

We serve homeowners around New Jersey, including these cities: Lincroft, Holmdel, Marlboro, Manalapan, West Windsor, East Windsor, Freehold, Upper Freehold, Millstone, and Lavallette. If your city is not listed, contact us to see if we service your area.

Yes! We understand there are many considerations that come into play when making such a large financial decision. One important detail about Barrett Outdoors that can help you make a decision is Barrett Outdoors is a licensed New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor: Barrett Contracting of NJ, Ltd License #13VH04871400 and we are fully insured: worker’s compensation and general liability
1. Homeowners benefit from hiring insured contractors because it provides assurance that they won’t be held responsible for any accidents or unexpected damages that occur during the project.
2. Having insurance is a sign of professionalism and credibility. It demonstrates that Barrett Outdoors is committed to our work and is prepared to handle unexpected situations

Yes. Barrett Outdoors will reach out to the township on the required zoning and building paperwork, we will complete that paperwork. We work with our architect to produce signed sealed drawings that we will submit with the permit applications to the township. We answer any questions or requests for information from the township on the applications, we schedule the inspections, and will address any issues the township raises about the project when it is ongoing.

Barrett Outdoors partners with several financial lenders. Contact us to discuss the available financing options.

The best way to get in touch with us to request a free estimate is via our online form!

Yes! We stand behind our craftsmanship with a warranty on the installation workmanship of your project. This includes the installation of a deck and pavilion frame, stair frame, decking, rails, gates, trims, low-voltage lights, and other accessories. We also work with top manufacturers who provide material warranties for their products. In addition, because Barrett Outdoors is a certified deck builder with many top manufacturers, homeowners who work with us and use deck boards from these companies will be eligible for a labor warranty from the manufacturer.

We have a great working relationship with related subcontractors on projects. Through this general contractor relationship, Barrett Outdoors assures coordination with the related services your project might require, making the process more efficient.

Custom decks can include various features, such as custom bar tops, built-in gas fireplaces, built-in seating, planters, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, pavilions, lighting, or integrated hot tubs. The possibilities depend largely on your preferences and budget.

Maintenance considerations depend on the materials used. Wood decks require regular cleaning, staining, and sealing, while composite decks need less maintenance but should still be cleaned regularly to maintain their appearance.

Composite decks are typically made from a blend of wood fibers or mineral/plastic materials, creating a durable and low-maintenance decking option. Unlike traditional wood decks, they resist rot, warping, and insect damage and do not require staining or sealing.

Composite decking offers longevity, minimal maintenance, and resistance to weathering and pests. It also comes in various colors and styles without the need for painting or staining.

Yes, when properly designed and constructed, elevated and multi-level decks are very safe. Key safety features include architect-designed construction drawings, highly skilled carpenters, code approved railings, and adequate lighting. Only designs meeting and/or exceeding building codes for load-bearing capacity should be followed to ensure safety.

Multi-level decks offer many advantages, including creating distinct zones for different activities like dining, lounging, and cooking, maximizing space and functionality on sloped or uneven lots, and expanding outdoor living and entertaining space.