An attractive outdoor deck can boost your home’s value. To ensure the success of your decking project, you must plan it properly and work with a reliable contractor. Another thing you must do is create a realistic budget.
Keep reading to discover things you should consider when creating a budget for your project.
Size and Layout
The size and layout of your deck play a major role in the overall cost of your project. How many levels will your new deck have? If you want staircases, those can also affect the amount needed to build your outdoor living space. Do you have an existing deck? If so, you should also add the cost of removing it to your budget.
The materials you choose significantly affect your project’s cost. Some of the most popular deck options include pressure-treated wood, hardwood, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), cedar and composite. When choosing a material, consider your climate, home’s style and maintenance.
Don’t forget to consider the add-ons you wish to include in your deck. Are you planning to add an outdoor kitchen or bar? How are you going to protect your outdoor living space from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays? Are you going to conceal the underside of your deck with another material or simply leave it open?
Labor will make up a huge portion of your deck construction cost. You can get an idea of how much it would cost to install your outdoor living space by obtaining multiple estimates from different contractors. However, price isn’t the only factor to consider when choosing an installer. Keep in mind that experience and the quality of products a contractor uses also matter.
At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we create decks that meet your style preferences and lifestyle needs. We are one of the area’s leading deck construction and siding contractors. Give us a call at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We work with clients in St. Paul, Minneapolis and nearby communities.