Many homeowners struggle with trying to justify the cost of composite decking. Averaging between $3.50 and $5.00 per linear foot, the cost of installing a high-quality composite deck will certainly be higher than building with traditional pressure treated lumber, which can cost between $1.00 and $2.00 per linear foot1.
How Much Is Composite Decking?
Composite decking is a popular and affordable choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their outdoor living space. It is a durable, low-maintenance material made of a combination of recycled wood fibers and plastic. Composite decking looks and feels like traditional wood decking but requires much less maintenance. It is also more resistant to mold, mildew, and insects, making it a great option for those with allergies. But, how much does composite decking cost?
The cost of composite decking varies depending on the quality of the material, the size of the project, and the type of installation. For a typical 16’ by 20’ deck, the total cost of composite decking can range from $3,000 to $5,000. This cost includes the material, labor, and any additional features such as railings, stairs, and built-in benches. The cost of composite decking can be broken down into two categories: material cost and installation cost.
Material cost is the cost of the composite decking boards and any additional materials needed for the project. Higher-quality composite decking boards cost more than lower-quality boards, but they are typically more durable and require less maintenance. The cost of each board can range