So how much does composite decking cost? On average, a composite deck costs between $4.50 to $13 per square foot for the decking alone, or about $30 to $60 per square foot installed, including the substructure (joists, posts, and beams). Natural wood decks cost $25 to $43 per square foot installed.
How Much for Composite Decking?
Composite decking is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners as a durable, low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood decking. But how much does composite decking really cost? The answer depends on the type of composite decking you choose, the size of your deck and the complexity of the installation.
When it comes to composite decking, there are generally two types available: capped composite and uncapped composite. Capped composite decking is made from a combination of plastic and wood fibers, and is then capped with a plastic coating.
This makes it more resistant to moisture, staining and fading than traditional wood decking. It also offers superior durability and requires less maintenance than traditional wood decking. Un-capped composite decking is made from a combination of wood particles and plastic, and is not covered with a plastic coating. It is less durable than capped composite, but still offers a low-maintenance alternative to traditional wood decking.
The cost of composite decking can vary greatly depending on the type and size of your deck. Generally, standard-sized composite decks cost more than custom decks. For a basic deck measuring 10 feet by 10 feet, composite decking material can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $3,500