FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A. Yes, Long Island Decking® works with drafters, designers, and architects that can handle any of your design needs. We can even provide a 3D rendering of your new project free from charge after the signing of your contract.
A. No, there is absolutely no sales tax on a capital improvement to your home. Anyone who informs you otherwise may be being less than truthful.
A. Our contractor’s license number is on record at the consumers affairs offices. We carry a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy to protect your home in the unlikely event of an accident, and a full workman’s compensation policy to protect our workers.
A. Whether or not you need a permit depends on your specific situation. Building codes vary considerably from town to town throughout Long Island. If permits are required for your project Long Island Decking® works with designers and architects that can handle any of your needs.
A. We install a full range decking materials from, pressure treated pine, cedar, redwood, mahogany, and Ipe. We are also experts in the installation of the new low maintenance products. The best choice for your new deck depends on your personal preference and budget. See our decking page under services for more info.
A. Yes, most wood decking left untreated will turn an unsightly gray, splinter, and warp, the one exception being Ipe. We recommend that wood decks are treated at least annually to maintain their natural warmth and beauty. Composites do not need to be sealed but still need to be cleaned. How often is up to you. See our maintenance page under services for more info.
A. No, high pressure water and chemicals can ruin your decking, especially softer woods like cedar, and redwood. Only power wash your wood deck on occasion to get out several years of unsightly dirt or gray areas. Never power wash composite decking.
A. Yes, we have been building with varying low maintenance composite materials for many years now, and are experts in this emerging sector of our industry.
A. Contrary to popular belief Trex® is not plastic decking. Trex® is a composite of both recycled hardwoods, and reclaimed plastics that when combined give Trex® decking both the workability of wood, and the low maintenance aspects of plastic.
If you still have some unanswered questions please feel free to call us at (516) 594-0390 to speak with one of our decking professionals, or message us.



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We were extremely pleased with our Long Island Decking experience. Jay designed a deck that fit or budget, but also made the most of our space. The job was completed in just 3 days and was done before the deadline we had given them (what contractor EVER actually finishes a job ON TIME?) The deck turned out beautifully and we can not wait to get a lot of use out of it in the future.
We love our new deck and patio that Long Island Decking planned and built for us. They were helpful, creative and patient with us every step along the way. The building team was skilled and reliable. The owner and other staff were easily available to answer all our questions. We would definitely recommend hiring Long Island Decking in any deck project you can think of!
Jay, Jose and their crew were amazing! Work started on time as contracted. All personnel were professional and courteous. The quality of work completed was excellent and they built an amazingly beautiful deck. The premises were left spotless and the cleanup was to my satisfaction. I highly recommend L.I.Decking for quality, craftsmanship, promptness, and overall for answering any and all of my (or my wife's) questions.
From design to completion, Jay and the Long Island Decking team did a fantastic job. All of workers were professional, timely and efficient. Both the trex deck, the pergola and the cement pavers all look great. My first party on the deck this past weekend was a great success. Everybody raved about it. I am know looking for projects next year for the Long Island Decking team to further enhance my backyard. Thanks Again!
My deck came out in pristine condition. There was a miscommunication in the initial plans, but Jay Oliver had personally fixed things and designed our deck perfectly. My wife and I are very happy with the final product and service and without a doubt, recommend the company to anyone interested. Also, their work staff is phenomenal! Its always great to see professionals working on their perfected craft.

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How Our Consultations Work

For over 2 decades, we have created stunning projects that endure by utilizing premium, low maintenance building materials. Although price ranges vary among project types, replacing a deck or adding a porch room requires a significant investment. We hope that after reviewing our galleries and videos and reading our philosophy and approach you’ll feel it’s worth seeing what we can design for you. Here’s how our full design workflow works:
  1. INITIAL SITE VISIT: We’ll visit your home to discuss your project goals and take the required measurements for our internal design work.
  2. FEASIBILITY STUDY: We will consider zoning issues, building code requirements, and other technical aspects that may affect your project.
  3. DESIGN PHASE: We will develop a few different design options for your project based on our initial site visit.
  4. BUDGET PREP: We will contact you on the phone to discuss the budget prior to sending you a detailed text-based scope of work for each design concept.
  5. SELECTIONS: Having received accurate budgets for several design renderings and being comfortable with the investment required, we will meet with you again at your home with those design renderings, make changes and tweaks to your liking, and check out a variety of deck and railing options in person.
  6. AGREEMENT: With an exact design and scope of work defined, we will create an agreement, put your project into our schedule and begin the process for you.