A deck can be a great home addition to your home. It helps extend your living space to the outside, increasing the appeal and functionality of your backyard. But you should also know that building a deck involves several considerations that can affect your overall costs.

What Can Influence Your Deck Installation Cost? 1

Design Features

These include flooring patterns, benches, planters, pergolas, lattices and so on. They’re essentially what dresses up your deck to make it more visually appealing. Some of the more complex features can include elaborate railings, built-in grills and even multiple levels. How you want to design your deck is up to your needs and preferences, but the features you want to add to your design can still add to your overall deck budget.

Lighting and Wiring

If the final design of your deck installation involves some lighting and electrical features, you might need to hire a certified electrician for the job. Unless the deck contractor has an in-house electrician, you’ll need to hire an expert to take care of all the lighting and rewiring. This is to ensure the lighting and other electrical work won’t cause unwanted accidents and injuries when the deck is in use.

Size and Material 

This is a major factor that influences your deck installation cost. After all, an 8-by-8 foot deck doesn’t need as many materials and labor compared to one that’s 16 by 20 feet. Even the material you choose can factor in the overall cost, with some materials being more expensive than others. 

Pressure-treated wood is one of the most affordable options you can find, but it isn’t always reliable against different external elements. Some materials like cedar and mahogany offer better durability and reliability, although they may require a higher investment for your deck installation. And if you’re looking for a material that needs minimal maintenance, consider synthetic materials, such as composites and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

AllPoint Construction is the go-to contractor Wayne County homeowners trust for their home remodeling needs. Count on our experienced team of designers and installers to guide you throughout the deck installation process. Call us today at (734) 407-7110, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.