How much does a deck cost?

Posted by Jim Brown on March 1st, 2013

 

The only answer to this question that makes any sense is, “It depends”.   

Obviously size is a key. A recent survey on decks showed that they ranged from $891 on the lower end to $54,444 for the top 5%.  Why such a huge difference?  There are a ton of options available.  A good deck builder will discuss all this with you and come up with the perfect deck for you. 

If you choose composite decking, the investment skyrockets.  In some cases the price can be as much as three times the cost of wood. or more.  Of course all composites are not created equal.  In the past composites have failed and the company has gone out of business.  So, selecting a composite that will look good for years to come, and choosing a company with a proven track record can be a challenge.

A wise man once said, “It is better to pay too much than too little”.  What did he mean by that?  By paying too little you can lose everything, as in the case of bad decking with the manufacturer going out of business.  If you paid too much you lose the small difference between what you paid and what you could have gotten another competent builder to put up your project.

A well built deck designed for your lifestyle will be an enjoyment for many years.  Get the advice you need to make a wise selection.

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