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Let’s Get Real About Decking Costs

The cost to build a deck can vary quite a bit – factors like labor, materials, geography, and existing sub-structures are just a few examples of things to take into account. In order to get a ballpark estimate, explore the resources on this page, like the cost calculator, reading to learn how composite can end up saving you both time and money in the long run – and start making a budget.

Balance Your Budget

Use our tool to price out the cost to build a deck.

Composite vs. Wood

Is it worth it? Let us work it! We’re happy to shout this for the folks in the back: Pressure-treated wood usually costs the least initially, however the weak wood requires extensive maintenance every year on top of generally having the shortest lifespan of any decking material. The cost to build a deck the right way and with the right materials is invaluable. Discover why capped composite and capped polymer decking are the better long-term bet.

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Capped Composite vs. Capped Polymer

While the benefits of composite decking could (and should) be shouted from the rooftops, for a lot of homeowners, their ultimate decking decision boils down to their budget. Typically, the initial cost to build a composite deck may be more expensive up-front, however, you’ll save money over your deck’s lifetime. Brush up on the difference between capped composite and capped polymer decking – and how both materials end up saving you money (and the headache of regular and costly maintenance) over time.


The Relative Cost to Build a Deck*

You're already planning on investing in your home's value
(and upgrading your lifestyle), why not do it right?

*Deck installation costs are estimates based on feedback from deck contractors. Actual costs for any particular deck installation will vary depending on several factors, especially location. Estimated maintenance costs include an assumed annual cleaning of TimberTech products and an assumed maintenance requirement of annual pressure washing and sanding, staining, and sealing a pressure-treated lumber deck every three years and an Ipe deck every two years to maintain aesthetics.