What Is The Average Cost of a Deck Replacement?

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If your deck has seen better days, we recommend replacing it with beautiful Trex composite decking to bring it back to life. In most cases, replacing your deck is less expensive and time-consuming than tearing it down and building a new one from scratch. When we talk about this option with our customers, the most common question we get is, “How much does a deck replacement cost?”

The short answer is that it depends on a variety of different factors. We explain more below, so you can start budgeting for your deck replacement project. 

Factors That Impact Your Total Deck Replacement Cost

The following factors will impact the total price you’ll pay when replacing your deck. Keep them in mind as you start to budget for your project

The Materials You Choose

Generally speaking, composite decking materials can range between $15 and $28 per square foot. It varies so much based on the type and brand of composite decking you choose. Another consideration is whether you choose narrow or wide deck boards.

Just like other building materials, there are entry-level composite decking options as well as high-end ones. What you choose will play a large part in the total cost of your project. 

The Current State of Your Deck

The first step in the deck replacement process is for our team to evaluate the state of your existing deck. The goal here is to use as much of the substructure as possible, replacing only the wood decking with composite decking materials. 

Our team will check your posts, beams, and joists to ensure that they’re structurally sound before installing the composite boards. The better shape your existing structure is in, the less expensive your project will be because there will be less to replace.

The Size and Shape of Your Deck

Next, consider the size and shape of your deck. Not surprisingly, the larger your deck, the more expensive it will be to replace. Beyond that, if your deck includes non-rectangular shapes and different angles, it will require more labor to replace, since more cutting will be involved. This will cause the cost of your project to increase.

The Accessories You Need

When you’re replacing your deck, think beyond just the boards. Do you also need to replace the railing around your deck? Or maybe you’ve never had railing before but you want to add it now? Either way, if you add accessories like this to your deck, you’ll need to account for it in your budget. 

The Company You Hire for the Job

Finally, the company you hire for your deck replacement will make all the difference in the price you pay. Decking companies charge different fees for labor, so the cost for the same deck replacement can vary wildly based on the contractor you choose. 

Here at DeckGuru, we are open and transparent about pricing, so you’ll never receive a surprise bill at the end of your project. We also offer competitive pricing and special offers so you can replace your deck for a price that fits your budget. 

Start Planning Your Deck Replacement

Now that you know about the different factors that will impact your total deck replacement cost, we hope this helps you start planning for your project. When you’re ready to get more specific numbers about how much it will cost to replace your deck, our team is here to help!
Contact us to tell us details about your current deck and to receive a free estimate for your replacement project.

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