Deck cost per square foot

Question Icon
Posted by: from Brantford
5/29/2018 at 10:51:22 PM

What would it cost per square foot to build a pressure treated deck vs a composite deck?

User Icon
Date/Time5/30/2018 at 1:35:43 AM

Hi Chris,

Sqft cost can vary between $.70 - $2.00 it really depends on the design.

Composite you can expect the cost to double as composite decking (eg. Trex) it much more involved to work with. It's also double the price for material costs alone.

Composite decks come in two types; PVC composite which is a 100% plastic and therefore won't wick water like wood or wood fiber composites (Trex, etc) will. This wicking shortens the expected lifespan.

Whichever way you go, defintely do your research on each product. This is a good straightforward site to take a look at. The second one breaks down pricing ranges.

Hope this helps!

- Tim

User Icon
Date/Time5/30/2018 at 5:31:17 AM


It depends on some variables but it cost around $55 per SF on pressure treated ones.

User Icon
Hossein from Ideal Dream Homes in Thornhill
Date/Time5/30/2018 at 6:37:48 AM


It depends on design, height of the deck, type of railing; but regular pressure treated deck starts from $50 per sqft and Composite deck starts from $100 per sqft.


Ideal Dream Homes

User Icon
Date/Time5/30/2018 at 7:49:30 AM

There is no easy answer to this question. We carry more than 20 low maintenance products. Each with their own price tag.


Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get quotes from top-rated contractors