You can typically expect to pay between $5,200 and $11,200 for a medium sized deck of 200-500 square feet. The cost to build a deck will vary quite a bit. Here's what determines the total price tag: Material see chart below Size. Shape and number of levels. Grade of the land where you plan to build your deck. Type of deck foundation.
The price also goes up if you use higher-quality wood. Cedar, for example, is soft to the touch and doesn't splinter or crack as much as pine. Decks built with cedar can cost between $11 and $26 per square foot, Ford says.
Cost to Build A Deck As you can see above, the average cost to build a deck hovers around $6,200. However, depending on the size or scope of your project, the total price can bulge up to $14,000.
Materials. Aluminum is typically the least expensive option, and hardwood or redwood costs more. Composite wood costs three times more than pressure-treated lumber. Dawg Construction charges the same for labor to install a composite wood deck, but because of the materials cost, the overall price will be much higher.
Deck Materials. This is a big cost factor and typically comes down to personal preference. First, you will need to decide if youre going to build a wood deck or use one of the many low-maintenance options available on the market today. Wood decks cost less initially, but will need continuous maintenance which will add to the long term deck