The cost of a deck can often be a deterrent for people considering to have one built. Costs can range anywhere from around $2,000 for a smaller wooden build and balloon all the way up closer to $15,000 for a larger deck with composite materials. Understanding where costs can be cut without cutting corners on quality can save you money on your new deck and the best place to start is always by consulting a Maryland decking company.
Time of Construction
The time of year that you get your deck constructed can impact how much you pay. Warmer months are often the most popular time for construction, which means the cost of installation may be at a premium. Finding a Maryland decking company who can install your deck during its off-season when it’s a bit colder out can save, and you won’t be competing with their other jobs for the perfect deck.
Cost of Materials
Different decking materials are better for different regions and climates, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take your pick with the right treatment and maintenance. Both wooden and composite decks have their merits, but they also come with associated costs. Wood decking usually costs less than composite decking, but often requires more maintenance throughout its lifespan. While it still may be less expensive in the long run, it’s important to recognize what maintenance costs and/or personal time you may spend after installation.
The design of your deck can greatly impact how much you pay. And this goes beyond the difference between a simple square deck or a more complex multi-level cascading deck with stairs. Though not often even a blip on someone’s radar, standard decking materials are sold in lengths of eight, 12, and 16 feet, which means confining the length of your deck to one of these bounds will make the project easier and in turn reduce costs. Builders won’t have to cut down any lumber and none of the materials you paid for will be wasted.
Choose the Right Company
As is always true, different companies charge different amounts. Shopping around so you can find the best deal possible is a fool-proof way of saving. But don’t mistake a cheaper estimate for a cheap job. Money isn’t the only controlling factor when it comes to your new deck; rather, you’ll want to find a reputable Maryland decking company with a good record who will give you a deck to last a long time. Spending a bit more up front for this type of service can save you countless dollars in the long run.
Trust Your Deck to North American Deck and Patio
North American Deck and Patio has more than 25 year of experience installing and constructing the perfect deck for more than 1,000 satisfied Maryland customers. With an excellent track record and the ability to understand what you need in your deck for a reasonable price, North American Deck and Patio is your trusted Maryland decking company. Give us a call today to request a consultation.