Certified Installer - Decking Installer | Cladding Installer | Railing Installer

Experience the difference on your next project


Utilizing an installer that has undergone the Deck Barn training and certification process can make a significant difference in the quality and safety of any project.

Expertise and Experience

A certified contractor has the knowledge, skills, and experience required to design, plan, and build a deck that meets your specific needs and preferences. They will have completed relevant training and certifications, and they will be up-to-date with the latest building codes and regulations.


Quality Materials and Workmanship

A certified contractor will use high-quality building materials and ensure that all work is completed to the highest standards. This will ensure that your deck is durable, long-lasting, and safe for use.

Compliance with Building Codes and Regulations

A certified contractor will ensure that your deck installation is compliant with all relevant building codes and regulations. This will ensure that your deck is safe and legal to use, and it will help you avoid fines or penalties for non-compliance.

Liability Insurance

A certified contractor will have liability insurance to protect you in case of accidents or injuries that occur during the deck installation process. This will give you peace of mind and protect you from financial liability in case of any mishaps.

There are several reasons why a homeowner might want to think twice before hiring a handyman to build a deck:

  • While a handyman might be skilled at a variety of tasks around the house, building a deck requires a specialized set of skills and knowledge. A deck needs to be structurally sound, properly designed, and built to code. If a handyman doesn’t have experience building decks, they may not be aware of the necessary building codes and safety requirements, which could result in a deck that is unsafe or doesn’t meet local building regulations.

  • A handyman may not have access to the necessary tools, equipment, and materials to build a deck properly. Building a deck requires specific tools such as saws, drills, and hammers, as well as materials like composite decking / pressure-treated lumber, concrete, and metal connectors. If a handyman doesn’t have access to every required resource, they may not be able to build a deck that is up to code and meets safety standards.

  • If a handyman is not properly licensed and insured, the homeowner could be held liable for any injuries or damages that occur during the deck-building process. Professional deck builders typically carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance to protect themselves and their clients in the event of an accident or injury on the job.

  • A professional deck builder will typically offer a warranty on their workmanship and the materials they use. If a homeowner hires a handyman to build their deck, they may not have the same level of protection in case something goes wrong with the deck down the line.


While a handyman might be able to handle some small-scale deck repairs or maintenance, it’s generally recommended that homeowners hire a professional deck builder who has the expertise, resources, insurance, and warranty to ensure that the deck is built properly and safely. Hiring a certified contractor to complete your deck installation can give you peace of mind, ensure the safety of your family and guests, and ensure that your deck is built to the highest standards of quality and workmanship – that’s Decking Simplified.

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3355 Route 22

Branchburg, NJ 08876