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Is it cheaper to build a wood deck or composite deck?

As both a wood deck builder and a composite deck builder, Archadeck explains the cost difference between wood and composite decking

If you’re considering building a deck and wondering if it’s cheaper to build a wood deck or composite deck, you’ve come to the right blog. The simple answer is that it’s typically cheaper to build a wood deck. This isn’t true in every comparison and you have to remember that no two decks are the same.

Wood vs. Composite

The cost of building a deck varies heavily on several different factors like; materials, size, complexity of the design, location of the job, and more. In general, composite decking is more expensive than wood upfront however, there are many different types of wood that homeowners consider. Cedar costs have risen since Covid making it a close second compared to composite. Luxury woods like IPE, are going to be comparable if not more expensive than composite. But, when comparing a common pressure-treated pine with composite, you can expect a lower price tag on the pine.

Benefits of Composite Decks

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Composite decking has a higher upfront cost but that’s due to its innovative, long-lasting, and expansive collections. Composite decking doesn’t require typical deck maintenance like sanding, staining, sealing, or painting. Brands like TimberTech offer a large collection of decking ranging in sizes, colors, materials, and price points. Finding a composite deck board that best fits your needs and your home will be easy with the help of your Archadeck design consultant. Archadeck is not only your composite deck builder but custom deck designer as well.

A Composite Deck Builder you can trust

Finding a reputable composite deck builder starts with doing your research and qualifying contractors. Luckily with Archadeck of Charlotte, that’s all done for you. We have been custom Charlotte’s custom deck builder for over 40 years. Designing and building custom wood and composite decks for families all around the Charlotte area. We are licensed, and insured, & handle all of the heavy lifting involved with deck projects. Our team handles scheduling, permitting, inspections, and all of our projects have unbeatable warranties.

Searching for a company that’s been building custom Charlotte decks and porches for decades? Choose Archadeck

Don’t trust your Charlotte deck to just any local contractors. Archadeck has been building custom Charlotte porches, decks, patios, and more since 1988. We want to earn your business. Call (704) 850-6104 to schedule your complimentary deck design consultation.