Summer is behind us but does not mean deck season is over and if you are in the market for a new deck you have one major question. Composite deck or wooden deck? The trend is defiantly heading towards composites decks for maintenance reasons but there are of course cost differences.
Let’s examine the cost differences of composite vs wood deck. Based on a 15×15 deck one story off the ground with railings (price includes material, labor and local permits).
Pressure treated wood $5,000.00
Without a doubt it is obvious composite costs more on day 1. However on day 3,650, (10 years) you will have had to seal many times not to mention stripping and sanding at least once to maintain the seal will stay. Whereas the composite deck only required an occasional power washing. The costs can add up on wood not to mention the headache of never ending maintenance.
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