A deck in your backyard can make any outdoor living space more comfortable and inviting. Decks come in all shapes and sizes, from multi-level decks to attached pergolas. Many decks are DIY-friendly, but many homeowners work with a professional contractor for their decking needs.
The most common type of decking is pressure-treated wood because it is resistant to both rot and insects, but there are other decking materials used by homeowners who want to create a new deck or replace their old one:
Even though the cost of decking materials ranges from $3 to $15 per square foot, labor costs, at $8 to $22 per square foot, often account for half or more of the total cost. Installing your deck yourself can save you a lot of money.
A local contractor will give you an estimate if you want to have your deck installed by a professional. However, it is always advisable to get several quotes, as the cost may vary depending on the company you choose.
If you want to learn more about installing your deck, maintaining your existing deck, or finding a local contractor, check out the resources below for more information.