31/8/2017 Yes wood has a lower initial cost when purchasing the materials. Giving wood an advantage and using a very low estimate of $115 per square metre for wood on a 20 square metre deck the initial cost is only $2300 in materials. Now using a high estimate of $139 a square metre for composite decking materials the same deck costs $2780.
14/9/2019 Price. Among wood decking’s pros and cons affordability is a decided benefit. Typically wood decking is lower cost to purchase than composites especially in the initial purchase. However although the initial cost of wood is less composite usually ends up paying for itself within 2-3 years when including the cost of annual maintenance.
Most deck cost estimating sites calculate prices that are way too low. $4 per square foot for a pressure-treated wood deck? $7 for composite? That’s not going to happen even if you DIY. That’s not going to happen even if you DIY.
CostBenefitsConstructionOn average a pressure-treated wood deck will cost between $15 to $25 per square foot including installation. A cedar wood deck will cost $30 or more per square foot. A composite deck will cost $30 to $45 per square foot installed. The price of a wood deck depends on the type of wood the size and configuration of the deck and to some degree the difficulty of installation. Plan to spend around $15 to $25 per square foot for pressure-treated wood such as Southern yellow pine and around $25 to $30 …