Deck Construction Budget: Essential Factors to Consider

Building a deck is among the best investments you can make for your home. It will give you the ideal place for parties with friends and intimate gatherings with family. This addition will increase the value and appeal of your property. You can customize it to your taste and even include other structures, such as a shed or gazebo. 

Planning a budget is a crucial stage in your deck construction project. Consider these essential factors when creating one.

Size and Design

The cost of building a deck significantly depends on its size. How big is your new outdoor living space going to be? You might have to spend more if you are constructing a deck with multiple levels. Does your deck have staircases? If so, how many are they, and what is their size? Do you have an existing deck that requires demolition? The shape of your outdoor space can also affect its cost. 


Do you already have materials in mind for your deck? How about for the railing? Material is a major factor to consider when preparing a budget for your project.

Additional Features

Your deck needs lighting so you can use it in the evening. Don’t forget to add the electrical costs involved for adding post lights, wall lights and other light fixtures. What are you using to cover your deck? Will it have its own roof, or are you getting a pergola? 

Built-in benches are another common feature found in decks. You might also be interested in creating a space for your plants. If you’re incorporating a hot tub into your design, determine if additional structural support is necessary. Then, consider the underside of your deck, which you could cover with lattice or other materials. 

Are you looking for the best roofer and deck builder for your home? Consider the search over because Tony’s Roofcare Inc. is here to take care of your exterior home improvement needs. We always go above and beyond in all of our projects. Call us at (253) 841-7779, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.