Cost to Build a Deck

Take the guesswork out of your deck budget.

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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 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.

How TimberTech Outperforms Wood

Now that you know what will impact your estimated cost, it’s time to consider your building materials.

TimberTech capped composite and capped polymer boards keep your outdoor living space a place to enjoy, not maintain.

Pressure-Treated Lumber
vs.
Capped Composite Decking

Pressure-Treated Lumber

  • Environmentally harmful — contributes to deforestation.
  • No protection against the elements.
  • Eventual loss of integrity from moisture.
  • Requires costly maintenance and regular staining.

TimberTech EDGE® Decking

  • 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.

Exotic Hardwood
vs.
Capped Polymer Decking

Exotic Hardwood

  • 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.

TimberTech AZEK® Decking

Choose capped polymer.

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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?

Balance Your Budget

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

Now You Know!

You’ve officially educated yourself on the cost to build a deck – congrats! Make sure you finish laying the groundwork by exploring material options and discovering design details.

*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.

Start Your Project Right

Explore a curated selection of our most popular decking samples with a straightforward guide to the basics of textures, styles, and colors.

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