You’ve likely heard of the price increase in lumber as a result of the pandemic. Now that people have been spending more time at home, the desire to build outdoors has increased. In fact, many homeowners who have put off outdoor projects for years have decided to make home additions in 2020.
At the same time, the supply of lumber in the US has started to decline. Not only were lumber mills shut down at the onset of the pandemic, so were distributors and warehouses. The high demand for lumber combined with the shortage has caused a surge in its pricing.
Archadeck of Colorado Springs – Your Leading Deck Builder – Recommends Building with Composite Materials
While there’s been a rise in the cost of pressure-treated wood, there hasn’t been as significant an increase in composite decking materials. In the past, a pressure-treated wood deck would have cost substantially less than a composite deck. Currently, it’s almost the same price. If you’re planning on building a deck this year, it makes sense to use composite decking materials.
The benefits of building a composite deck are substantial. A composite deck is low-maintenance and doesn’t require a stain or sealant. To keep your deck looking brand new, you just need to clean it with a sponge, soap, and water. Regardless of the weather year after year, your composite deck will look like you built it just yesterday.
Choose Your Trusted Colorado Springs Deck Builder to Design & Build Your One-of-a-Kind Composite Deck
Archadeck of Colorado Springs is your dedicated Colorado Springs deck builder. With the commitment of a local company and the experience and expertise of an international design-and-build firm, we bring you the best of both worlds. Backed by a national company that has constructed more than 125,000 magnificent outdoor structures, we can offer you the industry’s best warranties for workmanship and structural integrity.
When you choose Archadeck, we’ll assign you a design consultant who will work closely with you to understand your deck vision. Your Archadeck consultant will ask you questions about how you plan to use your deck, your aesthetic preferences, and your desired budget. This way, we can help guide you through the design process to suit your outdoor living wants and needs, making your dream deck a reality. If you can dream it, we can build it for you.
Deck Quotes Versus Estimates?
At Archadeck of Colorado Springs, we will always give you a quote for your project versus an estimate. What’s the difference? A quote is written into your contract, and it’s what you will pay for your project. An estimate can change at any point during your project, depending on the fluctuations of material costs.
When acquiring project bids, some smaller companies may provide estimates instead of quotes. Although estimates may appear to be lower, they’re likely to change, particularly in the current climate. Unscrupulous builders may also lowball an estimate in hopes of closing the job. If you are comparing costs, it’s critical to make sure you are dealing with quotes versus estimates.
Unlike other, less established builders, Archadeck has longstanding relationships with deck manufacturers and warehouses. Once we nail down your design, we order the exact materials necessary for your project upfront. This way, there will be no change in the pricing, and you won’t have any surprises when it comes to the cost of your deck.
If you’re ready to work with a Colorado Springs deck builder that you can trust, call Archadeck of Colorado Springs to schedule your complimentary composite deck design consultation. We look forward to helping you build the deck of your dreams!