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If you want to make the most of your outdoor space, a new deck or porch could be the answer. Perhaps you dream of hosting barbecues in the summer, or just want somewhere to relax in the evenings. Whatever style of decking you desire, hiring professionals is the best way to ensure a job well done.

 

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Deck building costs

The cost to build a deck depends on the size and materials you choose, as well as additional labor such as removing your existing decking. The total cost can be between $10,000 and $15,000*, including materials and labor.

Types of wooden decking

Redwood and cedar

Popular due to their beautiful color and durability, redwood and cedar decking can cost around $7 to $10* per square foot.

 

Pressure-treated wood

Pressure-treated wood is easy to install and, as the name suggests, treated to resist insect damage and rot. At around $5* per square foot, it is perfect if you’re on a budget, but you will need to clean it and apply paint or stain every few years. 

 

Tropical hardwoods

These types of wood are harder and more durable than others. However, they require additional labor and often have to be imported. Premium options such as ipe – also known as Brazilian walnut – can cost between $10 and $20* per square foot.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best wood for deck construction?
Pressure-treated wood is hugely popular due to its low price and the fact that it’s easy to work with, but hardwood is more durable and can last for several decades if it’s well cared for. Hardwood also requires less maintenance over time.
How much extra will I pay for building deck stairs?
As you'd expect, extras such as deck stairs will increase the overall cost of your project. Because they take time and expertise to install, stairs can add on up to $15 per square foot. Ground-level deck projects are often cheaper because they do not require stairs or railings.
Is wooden decking more expensive than steel?
Aluminum decking is not a common choice, although it is a strong and lightweight yet durable and weather-resistant option. It is far more expensive than wood decking, however, at around $15 to $20* per square foot for the materials alone.
What should I use to stain my new decking?
The best type of stain depends on the wood your deck builders have used. If you have decided to invest in hardwood decking, you might want to choose a UV oil to protect it or a transparent stain that will preserve its natural color. Pressure-treated wood can be stained or painted, depending on the look you want to achieve. Your deck building company will be able to advise you on how to care for your new decking to ensure that it doesn’t degrade over time.?

*Cost estimates referenced are sourced from HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List and other national home improvement websites

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