Are you ready to build a deck that fits your budget? Get a deck material cost estimate with the Cost Calculator tool - plug in your deck dimensions and answer a few questions to get a quote for your new deck. On average, the estimated material cost for a composite deck runs from $15 - $30 per square foot (including substructure, decking, hardware and fasteners).
The design, shape and chosen product line for your deck will afect material and labor costs depending on its complexity and price point.
Labor and management account for nearly thwo-thirds of total costs no matter your deck design. We can help you find a builder or you can build it yourself.
First things first, determine your deck’s square footage by multiplying the length of your deck by the width. Don’t forget to factor in any additional areas like stair landings and odd shapes.
Gather the Trex® decking and materials needed for your DIY build, including your Trex Hideaway® Hidden Fasteners and railing.
To receive an estimated cost for your materials, use our Cost Calculator Tool. Just plug in your deck dimensions and answer a couple of easy questions.
Keep in mind, there might be costs associated with obtaining your local building codes. To find the latest building codes and procedures for your area, visit your local government website or contact them directly.
Do you have the tools and equipment you need? If you’re starting without a wood frame, you might need more than you think, but you can often rent equipment from your local hardware store.
Time and energy can be overlooked expenditures. Depending on the complexity of the deck design, expect to spend several weekends with hard (but gratifying) work on preparing the site and building your new deck.
If you hire a contractor, your deck size and design (such as a picture frame design, stairs or a multi-level deck plan) will likely affect your contractor’s rate or total labor costs.
When it comes time to pick your contractor, there are a few factors to consider to ensure the best return on your investment. Discover helpful hints and best practices here.
Common services and fees associated with a professional build include consultation, permits and licensing, site preparation, insurance and the actual labor cost per hour to build your deck. Each professional has their own rates, but keep reading to learn more about estimating labor costs.
Looking for a builder versed in all-things-Trex? Hire a TrexPro®. These builders are equipped with talented insight from previous Trex deck projects. Find a Pro near you.
Professional labor costs will vary based on the location, size and complexity of your deck build. Understanding how to estimate these costs will help you decide whether hiring a professional or DIY is best for you. Let's look at the estimate of a few common deck sizes.
From style inspiration to detailed how-to videos and installation guides, find everything you need for your DIY build at Trex® Academy™.
We've got you covered there too with a trusted network of TrexPro® builders ready to make your deck dreams come true.