How Much Does A Deck Cost?

The cost of a deck varies greatly depending on the type of material used to construct it. The cost can be as little as $2 per square foot, to as high as $100 per square foot. However, the average homeowner spends around $5-$10 per square foot on the cost of a deck without installation. Wood decks are the most common type of deck. Wood deck pricing ranges from $2-$25 per square foot without installation. PVC deck prices are around $8-$10 per square foot without installation, while vinyl decks are around $20 per square foot without installation. The cost of a deck is also affected by the size and style of the deck and if homeowners build it themselves or have someone build it for them. The cost of a deck when built by the homeowner is at least half of the cost of one built by a contractor; generally, the cost of having a contractor build the deck with increase deck cost by 50-60%. 

The Average Cost Of A Deck

The average deck is made of wood; average deck cost for a wood deck is $5-$10 per square foot. However, if the deck is made of PVC the average cost is around $8-$10 per square foot. Average deck cost for a vinyl deck is around $20 per square foot. How much a homeowner spends on a deck depends on not only what it is made of, but also how large it is. In the United States, the average deck is around 100 square feet. Average deck cost for a 300 square foot deck made of wood is $1500-$3000 if homeowners install it themselves. Average cost for a 300 square foot deck made of wood is $3000-$7000 when a contractor builds it.

Deck Cost Per Sq Ft

The cost of a deck per sq ft ranges from $2-$30; however, the average homeowner spends $5-$10 per square foot without installation.

Square foot deck pricing varies on what deck material is used and where the material is purchased. The cost of a deck per square foot increases by 50-60% when a contractor builds it. Average square foot pricing for a deck when built by a contractor is around $15-$35.

How Much Does A New Deck Cost?

Building a deck from scratch increases costs by $20-$100 per square foot. New deck costs are more due to the extra expense of concrete foundation, supports, staining or painting and possibly building permits. New deck prices vary depending on the type of material used to make the deck and if it is built by the homeowner or a contractor. New deck cost is also affected by location and where the deck material is bought.

Deck Replacement Cost

Deck replacement costs are usually less than the cost of building a deck from scratch. Usually replacing an existing deck costs less due to the foundation already being in place and many of the supports being reusable. The average cost for replacing a deck is $20-$50 per square foot, depending on what material is used to make the deck and if homeowners build it themselves or a contractor builds it.

Deck Construction Cost

Deck construction cost varies greatly depending on how big the deck is, what materials are used and if the homeowner or a contractor does the deck construction. When done by a contractor, costs are 50-60% higher than deck construction done by the homeowner. Deck construction done by a contractor costs around $10-$50 per square foot; however, for very fancy decks, deck construction cost can be as high as $100 per square foot.

Trek Deck Cost

Trek is a type of composite wood that is made from wood fiber and polyethylene. Trek is softer than normal composite. Average deck pricing for a trek deck is around $20 per square foot without installation. With installation, average costs are around $40-$50 per square foot. An average 300 square foot deck costs about $6000 if homeowners do the work themselves and about $12,000-$14,000 if a contractor does the work.

Lockdry Decking Cost

Lockdry is a brand of PVC decking. Lockdry is one of the strongest PVC decking available. Average lockdry deck cost is around $15 per square foot without installation and around $30-$35 per square foot, with installation. The average 300 square foot deck costs about $4500 if homeowners do the work themselves and around $9000-$10,000 if a contractor does the work.

Azek Decking Cost

Azek is a brand of vinyl decking. Azek decking is very sturdy and is available in a variety of colors. Vinyl decking is one of the more expensive types of decking. Azek decking cost is around $20 per square foot without installation. Azek deck cost is around $40-$45 when installed by a contractor. An average 300 square foot Azek deck costs around $6000 when constructed by the homeowner and around $12,000-$14,000 when installed by a contractor.

Deck Refinishing Cost

Deck refinishing cost varies depending on what the deck is made of and the extent of damage that needs to be repaired. The cost of deck refinishing also varies by the size of the deck and if homeowners do the work or hire someone to do it for them. The average cost of deck refinishing is around $2-$5 per square foot; however, the cost can be as low as $1 per square foot to as high $7 per square foot. When done by the homeowner, deck refining costs are around $1-$2 per square foot. When done by a professional, costs are around $5-$7 per square foot. The average cost of deck refinishing on a 300 square foot deck is around by $600 when done by the homeowner and about $1500 when done by a contractor.

Deck Staining Cost

The cost of deck staining varies depending on the size of deck, what staining is used and if homeowners do the work themselves or a professional does the work. A professional usually charges $150-$450 to stain a deck. Deck staining cost is around $100 when homeowners do the work.

Deck Painting Cost

Deck painting costs range from $50-$500 depending on the size of deck, the quality of paint and if homeowners do the work themselves or hire someone to paint the deck for them.

The average cost of deck painting when done by the homeowners is $50-$200. The average deck painting cost when a professional does it is $150-$500.

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Wood Deck Cost

Wood deck prices vary depending on the type of wood used. Wood deck costs vary from $2-$50 per square foot without installation; however, average wood deck prices are $5-$10 per square foot without installation. Redwood or red cedar costs around $20 per square foot without installation. Cedar decking costs around $3-$5 per square foot without installation. Mahogany wood deck pricing is around $5-$8 per square foot without installation. Yellow pine deck cost is around $12 per square foot without installation. Teak is one of the more expensive woods used for decks; teak wood decks cost about $22-$24 per square foot without installation. With installation, redwood or red cedar costs around $40-$50 per square foot. With installation, cedar costs around $6-$15 per square foot. With installation, mahogany wood deck prices are $10-$20 per square foot. With installation, yellow pine is $24-$30 per square foot. With installation, teak wood deck prices are $44-$60 per square foot.

Cedar Deck Cost

The cost of cedar decking varies depending on the type of cedar used. Common yellow cedar deck prices are around $3-$5 per square foot without installation. Red cedar deck cost is around $20 per square foot without installation. With installation, yellow cedar costs around $13-$17 per square foot. With installation, red cedar costs around $40-$50 per square foot. A 300 square foot deck with yellow cedar costs around $900-$1500 without installation. The average cost of a yellow cedar deck constructed by a contractor is around $1800-$3500. A 300 square foot deck with red cedar costs around $6000 without installation. The average cost of a red cedar deck constructed by a contractor is around $12,000-$15,000.

Mahogany Decking Cost

Mahogany decks cost more than yellow cedar decks, but less than red cedar or redwood decks. Average mahogany deck prices are around $5-$8 per square foot without installation. With installation, mahogany deck costs are around $10-$20 per square foot. A 300 square foot deck with mahogany costs around $1500-$2400 without installation. The average cost of a mahogany deck constructed by a contractor is around $3000-$5000.

 

 

Ipe Deck Cost

Ipe is also known as Ironwood or Brazilian Walnut. Ipe trees are rarely replanted after being cut down and are thus becoming quite rare. Despite being expensive, Ipe decks are popular due to their durability. Ipe decks last 40 years or more. Average Ipe decking costs are around $20-$25 per square foot without installation and around $40 with installation. An average 300 square foot Ipe deck costs around $6000-$6500 when constructed by the homeowner and $12,000-$13,000 when constructed by a contractor.

 

PVC Decking Cost

PVC is a type of plastic. PVC decking is available in a multitude of different colors and styles. Average PVC deck costs are around $10 per square foot without installation. With installation, average PVC deck costs are around $20-$25 per square foot. The average 300 square foot PVC deck costs $3000 if homeowners do the work themselves. The average PVC deck costs are around $6000-$7000 when a contraction does the work.

 

 

Cost Of A Composite Deck

Composite decking is made from recycled bits of wood and wood chips. The average composite deck costs around $5 per square foot without installation. With installation, average composite deck prices are around $10-$12 per square foot. Average 300 square foot deck costs with composite wood are around $1550 without installation and around $3000-$3500 with installation.