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The benefits of decking are numerous. Residential decking is a great way to add more living space and value to your home. By installing outdoor decks, patios, and balconies, you can convert unusable space into usable square footage, increasing the size of your property and giving it a new level of appeal. In addition to adding a living area, these additions allow you to enjoy all four seasons with year-round enjoyment that includes an exuberant backyard for recreation or restful relaxation.

Building your own deck is a tempting do it yourself project that few people complete successfully, and others regret ever attempting. Entire books have been written on the subject, and it’s not something that should be attempted if you’re unsure of your basic carpentry skills. This article will give you an overview of the process, focusing on the basic principles of construction, rather than detailed plans and other information that’s required for actual construction.
check with your local building authorities to determine if there are any restrictions and if building permits are required. Many communities have set-back rules that determine how close you can build to property lines, as well as requirements for heights, structural supports, and dimensions for railings and stairways. Your building inspection office really should be the first place you go, as they can tell you much about how you should build, whether you can build, and variations in deck construction—all of which will tell you if you want to build at all. Did you know, for example, that decks must be supported by footings that reach below the winter frost line in your region? This will mean you might have to dig holes and pour fittings that are four feet deep or even more if you live in a cold region.A great backyard can become even more appealing with a beautiful deck on which to enjoy barbecues, fire pits, and family gatherings in the summer. If you’ve decided a deck is the perfect addition to your backyard, you may be wondering, “How much does it cost to build a deck?” Several design factors affect the overall price of a deck, particularly size, materials used, structural requirements, deck design, extra features, and more. On average, the cost to build a deck is around $9000, which quickly translates to a boost in property value.

What affects the cost of building a deck?
As with most home improvement projects the answer is… it depends. The biggest influence on the cost of your deck will be the size, materials and labor. Design extras also affect the total cost of the project, but you can get a rough idea of what a new deck will cost you if you know those three things. Here’s everything you need to consider.

Square footage: Obviously, the bigger the deck, the more it costs. A large structure takes longer to build and requires more decking, posts, piers, joists, and screws. Some deck contractors charge by the square foot as well, so if your budget is tight, lose some square footage from the design.
Elevation: How high off the ground will the deck be? Taller decks require stairs and railings. Stairs and railings add complexity – and material costs – to your project.
Labor: Deck installation contractors either charge by the hour or by the square-foot. Hourly rates include time spent including time spent sourcing materials, job set-up and break-down, etc.
Demolish an old deck: If there’s an existing structure already in place, you’ll have to factor some demolition costs into your new deck budget, or simply opt for a refinish. The cost to remove an old deck ranges anywhere from few hundred to two thousands .
Permits: If you’re building a new deck, you may need a permit. Your contractor can do this for you (for a fee) or you can apply yourself before the project begins. The average cost of a general building permit starts around $500, but can go much higher. Permitting fees vary from region to region and will depend upon the size and scale and value of the project.

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With a variety of materials to choose from, we want to make sure you pick the decking that meets your needs.


Wooden decks are the most common material of decks. It is durable and provides natural beauty - thanks to variation in color and grain patterning. There are many benefits of wooden decks over other types, especially when it comes to maintenance.


Composite decking is made from recycled wood, plastic, and even rubber. It offers a great alternative to expensive decks as it requires minimal maintenance and lasts longer than natural wood. They are also water-resistant and do not rot when they get wet.

Pressure-Treated Wood

They come from preserved logs with chemicals to protect them against the elements (moisture and insects). This increased protection makes it more expensive than natural wood. Pressure-treated wood is durable but needs more work to prepare for installation.


Weather plays a big part in how well your deck looks over time, especially the sun and rain. A good idea would be to paint any exposed screws with clear nail polish or other protective coatings to prevent the metal from oxidizing. Ensure that your deck gets plenty of sunshine if it’s enclosed since sunlight helps maintain its strength.

You should try to apply sealant at least once in two years. The surface must be clean before you start sealing because dirt particles will prevent the sealant from penetrating deep into the wood and won’t allow it to protect all surfaces equally well. If your deck looks weathered after some time, you can always re-seal it.

Decks are ideal places where families come together for social interactions and entertaining guests. Having a decking installed will improve the value of your property. They offer a level space outside a house where people can sit and enjoy the day without standing up all the time.

Decks also provide an excellent view as they come with spacious flooring ideal for walking around. The best thing is they allow you to entertain your guests without worrying about how they will move around in your home, as decks provide extra spaces to accommodate them and to keep away from crowded areas inside your home.



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Frequently Asked Questions

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on personal preferences and what you are looking for in decking material. Some people prefer the natural look and feel of wood, while others prefer the durability of plastic or composite materials. Ultimately, the best decking for you will depend on your individual needs and budget. OrangeBlue offers a wide variety of decking materials to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your home.

Decking will last anywhere from 10 to 25 years, but it's important to keep up with maintenance and repairs in order to extend its life. Periodic cleaning and staining will help to protect the wood and keep it looking its best.

The disadvantages of composite decking are that it can be difficult to repair and fade over time. Composite decking is also more expensive than traditional wood decking.
Wood decking is long-lasting, but the disadvantages require regular cleaning with soap and water to remove algae growth, mold, and mildew.
There are many options for composites, including recycled plastics. Before choosing a particular type of plastic composite, consider what will work best in your climate. Composite decking typically comes finished or unfinished.

The longest-lasting deck material is pressure-treated wood. In studies, it has shown to be the only product that lasts considerably longer than the others. Decks installed with pressure-treated wood have lasted an average of 17 years without major maintenance, and these decks are now beginning to approach about 100 years in residential use. Unfortunately, pressure-treated wood does have its downfalls. After 10-15 years, the boards will naturally begin to twist and warp unless they are trimmed regularly. Also, because these manufactured materials are made from chemicals, there is a chance of adverse reactions if you refinish the deck yourself. You may want to make sure you don't have any allergies or sensitivities to the chemicals before embarking on a project of this kind.