Budgets are an important driver of most home improvement projects. When upgrading or adding a new deck, Archadeck can adjust the size, shape, and materials to try and align budgetary and design goals. While most homeowners prefer to have the highest-quality material, sometimes the short-term expense is cost-prohibitive regardless of the benefits.
COVID and Composite Decking
Archadeck designers are well versed in advising how to choose deck-building materials to meet short and long-term goals. While every situation is unique, these trade-offs have been remarkably consistent. During the pandemic, however, lumber costs have risen dramatically due to increased demand and decreased supply, with no end in sight. One outcome of this is that the price comparison between lumber and composite decking is now more competitive. If price has been a determining factor for homeowners in which material to choose, it may be more appealing now to go ahead and invest in composite decking.
The Benefits of Composite Decking
There are many reasons to invest in composite decking. For one, the long-term cost of owning a composite deck is lower than it is for a classic wood deck. With composite, there is no need for regular staining, painting, or sealing, and composite is easy to clean. The life span of a TimberTech or AZEK deck is two, three, and maybe even four times the span of a wood deck – depending on weather exposure and usage. In fact, TimberTech/Azek is backed by an industry-best Lifetime Limited Product Warranty and a 50-Year Limited Fade and Stain Warranty.
Don’t Wait to Start Your Outdoor Living Project
Demand for outdoor living materials is still well above average, indicating the prices of materials are going to continue to rise. Waiting it out may take a very long time. As the market changes, we will continue to advise our clients on the changing situation so they can make the best choice possible for their budgetary and design goals. With Archadeck’s fixed contract pricing, once you sign a contract, your price will stay the same whether costs rise or not.
If you’re actively thinking of re-decking or building a new deck in composite materials and have been concerned about the cost, now is a great time to make that investment. If you are in the Raleigh, Durham, Cary, or Chapel Hill areas, please give us a call to set up a design consultation: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!
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