Probably one of the most common questions asked in our industry, we’ll try to break down the different variables that affect the cost of your new deck.
First off, the general answer to this question is, “It depends!” There are simply too many things to factor into your new deck build. Here we’ll do our best to address those factors along with some of the special things Sexton Deck Builders does to help with the process.
There are many articles, estimation tools, and forums with information on the topic, but until you schedule a consultation with a deck builder, you will never truly know how much your particular build will cost.
Decking, Stairs, and Railing Materials
One of the most difficult parts of any deck build to estimate is the overall cost of the materials. With so many different styles of Pvc, Composite, and Wood decking, it’s hard to know where to start. Then you have to think about stair and railing solutions—also coming in dozens of different styles like aluminum, wood, and cable.
We work with our clients to help steer them in the right direction in terms of materials, design, functionality, and the overall aesthetics of their new deck. We create an estimate for you that breaks down all of the materials needed and their associated costs.
Old Deck Removal
Some homeowners, so focused on the design and build of their new deck, completely forget about the fact they may need to remove their old deck. This includes the labor, dumpsters, and disposal of the materials.
Do you have an old deck that you need to be removed? We can help! We coordinate the removal times, dumpsters needed, and disposal of the old materials—making it one less thing you need to worry about during the process.
Future Costs Of Your Deck
Once your deck is complete, you will eventually need to take care of it. Each type of decking material requires its own special maintenance and care. While PVC and Composite decks are more expensive up front, you will spend less on future maintenance costs. Wood decks need to be restained, resealed, and sometimes replaced after a while. Composite and PVC decks need to be regularly pressure washed and scrubbed.
Additionally, you may need to think about an increase in property taxes. When you upgrade your deck, you are improving the overall value of your home, which in turn, can increase the annual property taxes you pay.
Costs Of Labor
You can’t forget about the time required by the folks that are building the deck. While this is factored into the overall price of your particular project, labor does account for a large amount of the process—but it always depends on the size and type of deck you are building.
We can’t emphasize the importance of skilled craftsmen constructing your deck. Not only will the end result be better, but you’re also covered by our own guarantee and a manufacturer’s warranty,
Don’t Let It Scare You
Remember, the cost of your deck is determined by your unique situation. Whether you’re looking for a simple Stargazer Deck in your back yard or multi-story outdoor living space, Sexton Deck Builders is here to help you create your dream deck at the right price.
Contact us to learn more about the costs associated with the deck building process and how we can help you design and build your dream deck.