Last week we went over some basics about how much you can expect to spend on a new fence installation. This week, we’ve got your curiosity covered so if you have any questions about how much a new deck will cost, read on! The specifics will depend on your unique situation, including how large your deck will be and what material you choose, but this week’s blog will give you a great overview that can act as a starting point for your deck planning process.
Average cost of a pressure-treated wood deck
For the most cost-effective decking option, look no further than pressure-treated wood. It is by far the most cost-efficient decking material available and a wood deck will generally cost your around $3.75 per square foot. This includes the cost of railings, moorings, and all other considerations that go into your deck. Bear in mind, however, that many types of woods will require annual maintenance over their lifetime in order to maintain their finish, so the lifetime cost of your deck will be higher than the initial cost.
Average cost of a composite deck
Composite decking is becoming increasingly popular thanks to its beautiful and streamlined work and minimal maintenance needs. Because composite decks require virtually no up-keep, they make a great choice for busy homeowners. While it comes with many benefits, it also comes with a slightly higher price point than pressure-treated wood. You can expect to spend around $35/square foot for your composite deck.
Exotic wood costs vary widely
If you’re considering a deck made from an exotic wood such as Ipe or bamboo, the costs will vary widely. Brazilian hardwoods can cost upwards of $40/square foot, while cedar will come in at under $5/foot. Exotic woods often have a beautiful finish, but they will also require maintenance over the life of your deck.
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Excel Fencing and Decking has been proud to service Harford County since 1998, giving you the very best in custom built decks, fences, and home remodeling. If you’re interested in having a top-quality deck installed then give us a call. Our dedicated teams of deck professionals have the know-how and expertise to repair or install any kind of decking. Call us at 410-803-9499 or fill out a contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will contact you promptly.