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This is one of the most frequently questions we receive from homeowners looking to start a deck project. There are different types and grades of wood decks available. Pressure-treated wood products usually cost the least initially, however they’ll also require extensive maintenance and generally have the shortest lifespan. There are exotic woods available that have a longer lifespan and are usually more expensive. Capped Wood Composite decking costs often fall between those two wood options and have varied product choices that fit most budgets. So, while the upfront cost of a capped wood composite deck might be slightly higher than that of a traditional pressure-treated wood deck, the low maintenance benefits provide a lower overall cost for the lifetime of the deck. Visit the decking comparison page to get a detailed breakdown.
We went to Huber Lumber and talked with Tom Huber, a second-generation lumber yard owner to get his expert thoughts on this question. Check out his take on composite decking costs compared to wood decking.