Cost to Build a Deck
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 substructures are just a few elements to take into account. In order to get a ballpark estimate for your build, explore the resources below. Read up on how composite decking can save you both time and money in the long run, check out the cost calculator, and start making a budget.
Factors That Influence Your Cost to Build a Deck
Click through the slider to learn about some of the major elements that will play into estimating the cost of your backyard build.
Typically the greatest portion of your deck building cost.
The more complex your design (think a herringbone pattern or unique inlay), the more you will pay in labor costs.
If you already have a substructure that’s in good shape, you can save some money by just replacing the boards on top.
Price will vary depending on whether you choose capped composite or capped polymer decking, plus which collection you pick within a given product line.
Often overlooked, fastening options range from basic screws to advanced color-matched plugs and hidden clips, impacting your overall cost.
Capped Composite Decking
- Environmentally harmful — contributes to deforestation.
- No protection against the elements.
- Eventual loss of integrity from moisture.
- Requires costly maintenance and regular staining.
- Sustainable — engineered with up to 80% recycled material.
- Affordable — upfront costs are only slightly more than pressure-treated lumber.
- Improved performance with 25-Year Limited Product Warranty.
- No staining needed. Ever.
Choose capped composite.
Capped Polymer Decking
- Environmentally harmful — deforests the Amazon.
- Fleeting beauty — quickly turns from richly hued to silver.
- Requires costly maintenance — up to almost 4x what you spend on capped polymer deck maintenance.
- Sustainable — engineered with up to 54% recycled material.
- Features the “Designer Series” Vintage® Collection.
- Premium performance with Lifetime Limited Product Warranty.
- Better Tech. Better Deck.™ The most powerful core and cap tech in the industry.
Choose capped polymer.
A TimberTech Deck: No Long-Term Labor Costs.
Over 10 years, maintenance costs for both pressure-treated lumber and exotic hardwoods will mount.
Explore 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.