Feb 05, 2022 "You could not find a better deck installer. Frank spent a lot of time listening to my needs. I wanted flat railings so the birds could sit and sun themselves. I wanted a privacy wall because I've had trouble with neighbors. I wanted a clothesline within reach of the north deck railing. He made it all happen.
The carpenters who came were hard working, knowledgeable, friendly. Frank stopped by frequently. He is very easy to talk to. I was sorry when the job finished. I hope you pick Frank and A-Affordable Decks. You won't be sorry."
Feb 08, 2022 "We hired Frank to do a complete tear out of our old deck and a new one from the ground up. Couldn’t have been happier with Frank’s suggestions, pricing and attention to detail from start to finish.
I work up on the North Shore, Highland park, Lake Forest, Glencoe. I’m constantly working along side renovators and general contractors on very high dollar projects. I know a thing or two about how work should be done and the shortcuts people take.
The attention to detail Frank’s crew has i don’t see up on the north shore, let alone the Woodridge Dupage County area! These guys are super organized, work clean, everything was picked up daily. No sub prime boards , hardware or short cuts. Every board and hole was aligned perfectly, pre drilled then screwed down. This takes 3x - 4x more time than simply using a nail gun, which was my old deck. Not to mention this is the only way to stop boards from splitting years down the road.
My old deck used to pop n make loud cracks during the winter as the temps changed. This was because the deck was never truly square or laid properly. It looked fine and was solid but it wasn’t right. This winter I haven’t heard so much as a peep out of our deck as it’s properly built. My old deck the stairs were way too steep, out of code and not in a great spot. Frank and co. Offered really good solutions and it’s amazing.
Our house was in the track of the tornado that hit woodridge naperville. Woodridge has very strict codes on decks. I never had a problem with the village and Frank’s crew worked seamlessly with them. I have 3 neighbors that were denied permits and got stop work orders due to not meeting code.
We ended up going with pressure treated lumber over anything exotic as we had a lot of damage to repair on the house. The state of lumber in this country is poor. Most lumber is warped, knotted to hell, already splitting or worse. Frank must of picked through a ton of lumber because everything on my deck is grade A.
I see what this lumber looks like at the yards and by the bundle at job sites, half of it is unusable in my opinion and thankfully frank feels the same.
All my neighbors are envious of our new deck. All of them commented on how they’ve never seen guys do this quality of work. I was away at work during the construction but I get to enjoy the finished product.
Nov 19, 2020 "Frank and his team did an excellent job on our new deck. We are absolutely thrilled with the result and amazed at the quality of the work that they did. Even the building inspector said that this was one of the highest quality built decks that he has seen in the area for a long time. They were very professional, timely and kept our yard clean throughout the entire build. We highly recommend A-Affordable Decks" -Mike G.
Feb 14, 2020 "I bought a house in Glen Ellyn last year and the existing deck was scary! I found Frank and his crew. They were prompt, professional, and he offered some great advice. When we ran into something that would cause additional money, we talked about it thoroughly before any steps were taken. I even asked them for advice on another issue on my house, and asked them to fix that as well. They were wonderful to work with! I have gotten a lot of compliments from neighbors on how the deck looks!"