Job Costs for Deck Building

| Last Updated: August 21, 2021

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.

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.

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.

Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.