Winter is right around the corner, so now is a great time to start planning to build and budget for a new deck in the spring.
· Home resale value
· Deck size
· Add-ons/unique features
When you plan and budget in the winter, you will have time to save money for your new, beautiful deck or a redesigned deck. Overall project cost will depend on the deck design, and the materials you choose will have a major impact on the overall cost of your project.
TimberTech Decking Cost Factors for Your Deck Project
Before you can budget for your new TimberTech deck, you need to understand the factors that affect the cost of your project:
- Size- The size of your deck will play a major role in determining the overall cost. These materials are priced per square foot, which is why the size of the project plays a major role in determining cost.
- Scope and time- You will also need to factor in the labor and cost installations of your deck project. These costs will depend on the time and scope of your deck project.
- Add-ons and special features- Features like LED lighting, railing systems, and extra platforms can increase the overall cost of the deck project.
What are the Benefits of TimberTech Decking?
Composite decking is initially more expensive than wooden decking, but with the ability to withstand harsh elements and resist fading, scratches, mold, and mildew, it can save you money in the long run.
Increase the Resale Value of Your Home
When planning and budgeting for your new deck, it is important to consider the resale value of your home and how long you plan to live there. For example, if you plan to move soon after the deck is built, you may not want to make an expensive investment that you won’t be able to enjoy for years to come. On the other hand, having a new composite deck added to your home will help increase its resale value.
At Quaker State Construction, we are dedicated to providing our clients with top-quality materials, which is why we use TimberTech composite decking. Unlike wood, TimberTech decking is resistant to harsh elements as well as:
Because of its durability, composite decking is virtually maintenance-free and does not require regular staining or sealing.
TimberTech® backs their durability with a limited 30-year fade and stain warranty as well as a 30-year limited warranty that covers:
· Material defects
· Damage from termites or rot
How do I Plan and Budget for Custom Deck Features?
While customizing your deck with railings, lighting, stairs, built-in benches, etc., can be exciting, it can also increase the cost of your project. When you are choosing features for your deck, we recommend that you choose the features that will help enhance your deck and allow you to get the most out of your investment. For example, if you don’t need a large deck for entertaining, consider a smaller, more intimate deck size where you can add a fire pit and built-in benches to create a cozy spot to relax.
Safety is another major factor to consider when planning for custom features. Safety features such as railings, the height of the deck, stairs, lighting, etc., should be added depending on whether you are accommodating children, adults, or both.
Budgeting Tips for Your Deck Project
It is important to make a list of what you want and what you need for your new deck. This will help you prioritize and make the right decisions during the design phase of your deck project. While we strive to make the deck building process an easy and straightforward experience, it is always best to budget for unexpected costs in case any issues occur.
Professional Deck Building Services
Quaker State Construction provides clients with superior quality and craftsmanship when it comes to designing and building your new deck. Contact us
today to get started!