How Much Does It Cost To Build A Deck?
Replacing your old deck or installing a brand new outdoor living space is exciting, but it’s also a significant investment. And like any other investment, it comes with its own set of unique considerations you need to address. One of the most important things you’ll encounter is how much you’re willing to spend on your new deck and, by extension, the quality of the deck you’ll eventually end up with.
So with that, you can’t ignore the question that remains top of mind for St. Louis homeowners looking to install a new deck: “how much will this cost me?”
You also can’t apply a one-size-fits-all framework to every home’s new project. Different deck systems, and their owners, have different needs. Some clients need a pergola deck made from composite materials, while others request a more straightforward ground-level deck design using wooden boards. Depending on your preference for a composite deck or a wood deck, each type comes with its own costs and considerations.
With all of that in mind, the type of deck you want, and how many square feet it covers, are huge factors when determining how much your new deck will cost.
The best way to get a feel for the average cost of a comparable deck is to speak with an Outdoor Living Inc. specialist. Our team will assess your unique situation and provide a customized estimate, all free of charge.
How to Calculate the Cost of a Deck
If you’re curious how that process works on our end, here are a few things our decking installation experts consider when generating a cost estimate.
Types of Deck Materials That Affect the Pricing of Deck Installations
When it comes to deck building, the type of materials you decide to use and the size of the deck will determine a good chunk of your total cost. The cost of materials varies depending on the color and size you’re looking for, and it is usually based on square footage. Here are some estimates of what each material may cost:
- Wood decking board: $4 to $8 per square foot
- Composite decking boards: $8 to $15 per square foot
On top of the board expenses, each decking system will require additional costs for fasteners, sealants, joists, balusters, and other construction supplies.
Our experts consider all the decking materials your home will need and carefully estimate the total cost.
Average Labor Cost for Fence Building Companies
Unless you’re taking a DIY approach to your new decking system, you’ll need a helping hand. For help installing your decking project, some installation costs come into play.
At Outdoor Living Inc., we can supply both the materials and labor necessary for your deck system. So in addition to considering the materials necessary for your project, our deck builders will set up everything to your complete satisfaction.
Labor usually costs somewhere between $8 and $22 per square foot, depending on the materials you’re using and the deck size. Again, our pricing professionals can help estimate how much labor is necessary for your project.
Financing a New Deck
The costs associated with new home improvement projects can add up quickly. That’s why we work with clients to develop payment plans or identify banking partners who can assist you in taking out a small home improvement loan.
If you’re interested in making a new decking system but are unsure if the expenses align with where you’re at, ask one of our professionals today. Our experience can help guide you toward a solution to both your home and bank account love.
Deck Pricing Estimates: Get In Touch With Outdoor Living Inc.
Our team includes labor costs and material considerations when drafting an estimate for your home’s new deck. The end result is a custom-tailored cost guide that gives you the most accurate look at what the project cost looks like.
In addition to helping you estimate the pricing for one type of project, we’re also available to give you multiple estimates that consider different materials, colors, and more. Swing by our Kirkwood location anytime or give us a call to learn more.
Outdoor Living Inc. offers free estimates on your outdoor entertaining decor.
Call an Outdoor Living specialist to schedule your free estimate today!