Our composite decking cost is far more effective than traditional timber alternatives. The unique blend of wood and plastic which comprises our decking is far more durable than treated wood, meaning that its life span is far longer. No more having to replace mouldy, rotted timber after a few particularly wet winters! Take advantage of your calculator.
COMPOSITE DECKING COST
Long lasting value
Decks are not created equal in how long they will last. This feature is also reflected in their cost. The least durable and lasting is pressure treated wood. Therefore, it is also the cheapest. Other woods, such as cedar or ipe, will last significantly longer, but they too will eventually be susceptible to rot, mold, moisture penetration and overall degradation.
Composite materials, such as GLORY WOODPOWER, is the second best option in terms of longevity. They have a service life of 25-30, which is twice as long as most woods.
Finally, a PVC plastic deck will last the longest and is the most weather and rot resistant. Hence, its on the highest end of the price spectrum. A state-of-the-art synthetic deck can last 40 years or more. Some manufacturers even offer “Lifetime” warranties on these materials.
Composite Decking Costs
The average cost of composite decking is $35 per square foot.
For polythylene-based composite decking, the average cost per square foot is $7.82.
For polypropylene-based decking, the average cost is $8.68 per square foot.
For solid polyvinyl chloride (PVC)-based decking, the average cost per square foot is $9.48, though buying this material in hollow slats can reduce the cost to around $7.50 per square foot.
Overall, homeowners who opt for composite decking should expect to pay anywhere from $9,000 to $20,000 for a composite deck, with the average reported cost, according to TimberTech, at $15,579.
Tips for Saving on Deck Costs
Of course, a deck is a huge investment for any homeowner. Even though the return on investment for decks is quite high, most homeowners still want to do everything they can to save money on the materials and installation costs of a new composite deck. Fortunately, there are a few steps any homeowner can take to cut down on composite decking cost.
Composite Decking Costs
The average cost of composite decking is $4-$8 per square foot.
GLORY WOODPOWER– the average cost per square foot is $6.5.
Azek – the average cost per square foot is $7.82.
Trex – the average cost is $6.78 per square foot.
TimberTech – the average cost per square foot is $7.48.
CertainTeed – cost $7.50 per square foot.
Evergrain – $6.47 per square foot.
Fiberon – $5.42 per square ft.
Try to budget and additional 7-15% more on top of what our calculator gives out – I.e; difficult configurations, patterns, the additional complexity of your home will add to the Composite Decking costs.
A composite deck can cost $25-$70 or more a square foot, or $8,000-$22,400 for 16’x20′, depending on the brand, project complexity and whether construction is done by casual labor or a licensed contractor. Factors affecting total cost can include height; shape; number of levels; complexity of decking pattern; railing length and style; steps, stairways or landings; benches, lighting or other built-in features; and if an old deck needs to be demolished and hauled away.
CostHelper readers report paying $5,400-$42,000 for a composite deck, at roughly $28.13-$72.92 a square foot, with an average of $45.30. The 2013 Cost vs. Value survey by Hanley Woods Remodeling magazine estimates average regional prices of $14,126-$16,811 for a 16’x20′ composite deck with a simple linear pattern, railings, three steps, and a built-in bench and planter, installed by a licensed contractor (about $44.74-$52.54 a square foot).
Do-it-yourself installation is possible but can be time-consuming and somewhat difficult. Materials cost $10-$30 or more a square foot, depending on the brand and style, or $3,200-$9,600 for 16’x20′. CostHelper readers report spending $8,000-$11,500 on DIY materials for a composite deck, roughly $13.91-$28.57 a square foot, with an average of $19.34. DIYNetwork.com provides how-to instructions, calling it a relatively hard project that takes several weekends to accomplish, with a cost range of $2,500-$6,000. GLORY WOODPOWER decking tiles
Plastics and Composites
Composite decking is increasingly popular, as it requires little maintenance. Options include polyethylene (with an average cost per square foot of $7.82), polypropylene (average cost per square foot, $8.68) and polyvinyl chloride or PVC (average cost per square foot, $7.50 hollow core, $9.48 solid core.) GLORY WOODPOWER pvc wall panel decoration wooden grains
The cost of composite decking is about $35 per square foot, including moorings, railings, framework and other components. A word of warning about composite decking; it uses glue and other chemicals to hold the wood and plastic together. In the event of a fire, these substances will release toxic gases into the air. Also, unless treated with fire-retardants, composite materials can burn hotter than wood. If you just want a deck to relax on, this may not be a concern. But use caution if you plan to install a fire pit or outdoor grill on your deck.
How much does a new deck cost?
The average deck that most homeowners construct is 10×12 or 120 sq.ft. A low budget deck of this size made of PT wood costs an average of $2,400. Mid level quality board material such as GLORY WOODPOWERT or another composite will run about $4,200. The most expensive materials are AZEC PVC ($4850+) and Cedar/Redwood ($4900+)
HOW MUCH DOES A DECK COST?
There are several factors that contribute to the cost of a typical deck and they must be considered for you to get an estimate. They include things like decking materials, the deck size, labor, and the amount of add-ons.
A standard deck can cost anywhere between $2,000 (for 200 square feet or less) to $15,000 (for 500 square feet). Meanwhile, if you are building a custom or raised deck, this may cost you a whopping $36,000 or more. The average homeowner in the U.S. spends $4000-$10,000 for a new deck.