How Much Does it Cost to Build a Deck?

Parties and gatherings are always fun, especially when shared with family and intimate friends. However, hosting a party or any event can be tedious, so before coming up with this idea, make sure you have a designated place in your house for the event. The most appealing place that offers enjoyment and comfort for guests is the deck or porch. Plus, it gives guests more space to enjoy the event without disrupting the inside.

Not all homes have decks. Building one can be an additional expense. So how much should be set aside for the deck? According to experts, if you use the least expensive lumber, a basic desk design may range from $8 to $10 per square foot. Extra features like shade structures, built-in benches, or planters will require additional cost. You can opt for a do-it-yourself deck, but it can cost more if you do not have carpentry skills. It is recommended to hire a deck contractor. The quality of the workmanship is important to avoid future issues.

What are the factors that influence the cost of building a deck?

Building a deck-Bucket City Deck Contractors

Size and Primary Function

The cost of a new deck depends primarily on its size and primary use. A 50 square foot may cost $1,000, including labor and materials. Since this is a big factor, it will be easier if you determine the specific size and determine the primary function of your deck. The primary use matters in considering the weight limitations. Before making arrangements with your deck contractor, it should be clear if the deck will be used to host guests, for lounging, or barbeque parties.


Good quality deck materials are a wise investment. It will give you peace of mind and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in the long run. Deck building materials can range from hardwood (mahogany or ipe) to softwood (pine, cedar, redwood) and even composite decking or recycled materials. There is a wide variety of materials available for your new deck. However, you must be keen on choosing one that suits your style and budget.


The prices of decking lumber are higher during the summer because the demand is at its peak. So, if you are planning to have your deck built, and want it at a lower cost, wait until wintertime. Another advantage of building your deck during this season is the processing of permits. It is easier to obtain a permit during colder months.


Deck Building Permitting-Bucket City Deck Contractors

Before working on a house project, whether it’s a renovation or addition, you need to secure a building permit. The sad truth is building permits increase every year, so you need to be financially prepared. The cost varies in every state but can range between $396 and $1,973. Also, be sure to apply for permits long before you plan to start with the project, as it can take anywhere from weeks to months to obtain, especially during the busy season.


Even if you invest in durable materials, it will still require regular maintenance. Your deck needs refinishing to prevent any damage. This is part of the cost that you need to consider. You have to carefully decide on how much money and time you are willing to spend on maintenance.

If you want to give your home a different look, creating an outdoor space is an excellent idea. A deck expands your living room, and it incorporates great outdoors. Bucket City Deck Contractors offers high-class deck building services. We take pride in the excellent craftsmanship we have built over the years. Our goal is to make our client’s dreams come true, a relaxing, homier, and elegant outdoor space. We offer a variety of services, including:

· Deck design and installation

· Porches design and installation

· Deck repair and installation

· Patios and Hardscapes

· Pool decks

· Shade structures and Pergolas

· Deck railing and lighting

· Custom deck builds Our services are available in the Rutherford County area. With Bucket City Deck Contractors, we make sure to work within your budget. Call us at 615-205-7744 and let our professionals create the deck of your dreams.

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