Job Costs for Deck Building

Find the cost of building a deck made of different materials and compare the cost of doing it yourself with hiring a contractor. Consider adding an awning, pergola, railing and underdeck ceiling to expand its use.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Job Costs for Deck Building

Is your house decked out? Building a deck on the side or back of a house extends the living space to embrace the outdoors. It's an ideal area for little kids to play and big kids to relax. Check out accessories for a deck like an awning, pergola or railing. Consider using the space below a two-story deck with an underdeck ceiling.

If building a deck is intimidating and way beyond your comfort zone, consider hiring out the job. Click here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about the job followed by contractors in your area to do the work. HomeAdvisor is a free referral service connecting homeowners with local contractors.

Follow the links below to learn about different types of decks and accessories and find the cost and what's involved. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.

Use the MoistureShield® DeckLife design tool and print a material list