Looking to add composite or pvc decking to your home this year? You're not alone! A composite or pvc deck can add value and functionality to any property, and are becoming increasingly popular. But how much do they cost? In this blog post, we will take a look at the prices of composite and pvc decking in Canada.
What is Composite Decking?
Composite decking is made from the combination of wood fibres or rice hulls (in the case of TruNorth Decking) and plastic, while pvc decks are made from pure resin (or a very high percentage). Both offer many advantages over traditional wood decking. They are more durable, require less maintenance, and are available in a variety of colors and styles. However, composite and pvc decking also comes with a higher price tag than their wooden counterparts.
How Much Does Composite Decking Cost?
On average, low maintenance composite or pvc decking in Canada costs between roughly $8.50 CDN and $24.00 CDN per square foot, including typical hardware, but excluding installation and subframe material (i.e. the wooden undercarriage). For a 16'x20' deck, this works out to a total cost of between $2,700 CDN (Entry Level Composite Decking) and $7,600 CDN (PVC Decking). This is significantly more than the cost of wood decking of the same size, which typically falls in the range of $1,300 (5/4x6 Treated Decking) to $2,100 (5/4x6 Cedar Decking), this also excludes installation and subframe material.
What Other Factors Effect The Cost?Of course, the final cost of your composite or pvc decking will also depend on factors like the complexity of the design, and the specific location of your build (local pricing). As you can see from the wide range, the price of your decking will vary considerably based on the specific type of material you choose (composite decking being less expensive than pvc decking). With a little bit of research, you should be able to find low maintenance decking that fits both your budget and your needs. At The Composite Deck Company we offer low maintenance decking to fit every budget, check out our wide selection here.
Happy deck building!