The Fall and Winter months are the perfect time to begin planning and budgeting for a new deck! Whether you are building a deck for the first time or replacing an old deck, there are several factors to consider during the planning phase. You will need to consider the resale value of your home, the size and style of deck you would like to have built as well as decide on the type of deck building material to use. The cost of a new deck is a significant investment for most homeowners, however the return on investment is typically very high on this type of home remodel plus you get to enjoy it with family and friends for many years to come!
The overall design and size of your deck along with the type of building materials you use will greatly impact cost. It is best to get quotes from several local decking contractors early on in the planning phase so that you can get accurate costs which will help you budget properly. Comparing costs and build timelines from a few local deck contractors will help ensure that you are getting the deck you want at a fair and reasonable price.
One popular deck building material is a wood composite product called Trex Decking. Here at Boise Deck & Fence we are excited to offer of customers Trex decking materials because of the many advantages it offers over traditional wood decks. Trex Decking materials are highly resistant to warping, splintering, fading, rot, mold and decay. Because of Trex’s ability to resist damage that is common to wood, it offers homeowners an extended life expectancy for their deck, in fact up to approximately 25 years! While composite decking material can be more expensive than wood decks, in the long run Trex decks tend to actually save homeowners money in maintenance and repair costs and increased life expectancy.
Before deciding on a Trex decking or other types of composite decking materials you may want to consider the resale value of your home and well as your long-term plan to live in your home. If your plan is to sell your home in the near future, you may want to consider building a smaller deck or using more cost-effective building materials. The good news is that a deck does increase your home’s resale value and overall curb appeal to prospective buyers.
Trex Composite Decking Materials Options
Trex decking manufacturers offer three lines of decking material with a 25-year limited warranty against defects.
The three material lines are:
•Trex Select- A cost efficient product line. Using the shell technology, Trex re-engineered their standard product line. Trex Select is a lower cost alternative to the high-end product called Trex Transcend. Trex Select still offers all of the same great benefits that make composite decking materials so attractive - resistance to fading, staining, and mold. Trex Select comes in 4 standard colors.
•Trex Enhance- A mid-grade decking material that offers high-performance fade, stain, mold and mildew protection.
•Trex Transcend- A high-grade composite decking material offered by Trex Decking. Transend products come in eight different colors, give homeowners more options than the other product lines and makes color matching and coordinating a bit easier. Transcend is engineered with a proprietary shell technology that can stand up to even the harshest of elements including sun exposure and heavy snow as well as scratching, mold and mildew.
Trex Decking Cost
The cost of a new deck built with Trex composite decking material depends on several factors. The most signification factor depends on the Trex material that you choose to build your deck and the size of the deck you need built. Decking materials are typically priced per square foot. The second factor to consider is labor cost in your geographical area to install the deck on your property. Other variables to factor into the cost of a new Trex deck include additional features such as extra platforms, railing systems, deck lighting, outdoor kitchen/grills, built-in bench seating, and built-in planters. Seasonal factors like the time of year – warmer months vs. colder months will also affect the cost of your deck build. Deck contractors tend to increase their labor costs leading up to busy summer months.
Are You Ready to Build Your Dream Deck or Patio?
Here at Greensboro Deck & Fence our team of expert deck builders will work with you through every phase of the project. From planning, budgeting, prep work to installation and clean-up. Give us a call today to discuss your project plans and we will schedule a time that one of our team members can come out to your home and give you a quote.