Frequently Asked Questions about Decks

Discover Our Personalized Design and Installation Process When It Comes to Decks

You might feel overwhelmed if you’re thinking about sprucing up your outdoor space with a new deck. It’s natural to have many questions when making changes to your home – after all, it’s a significant investment!

But don’t worry; Trex Outdoor Living is here to help ease your mind. We get it – your home is essential to you, and you want to ensure you make the right decisions. That’s why we offer free design consultations and stand behind our work with warranties and guarantees.

We’ve also compiled some FAQs to help answer some of our customers’ most common questions. Of course, we’re always here to chat if you still have any questions! So look around and let us know how we can help you create the perfect outdoor space.

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How much does a typical deck cost?

There really isn’t a “typical” deck. Every customer has a different idea or vision for how they want their deck to look. Every deck is different depending on design, square footage, features, etc. We will help you choose exactly the right deck for your budget and maximum outdoor enjoyment. Prices can range from approximately $3,500 to $25,000 or more depending on your wishes and budget.

How long will it take to build my deck?

Based on the size of your deck, an average project may take anywhere from a few days to 2 weeks. Larger projects may take longer.

What type of wood will be best for my deck?

For the posts and supporting beams we find that a high quality pressure-treated lumber (specifically pine) works the best. We encourage our customers to consider using cedar for their planks. Cedar makes a very pretty deck and is extremely durable. Composite & PVC capped material and use is on the rise. Some of these products have a look and feel of plastic or vinyl. While the decks may be nice and require less maintenance (there is no such thing as ‘maintenance free’), anybody that has had a deck built with this material is never asked, “Is this a wood deck?” There are several manufacturers for these products. Check this article out for more information on composite decking. 

How can I make my deck look different than a typical deck?

Unlike other deck companies or home supply retailers, Trex Outdoor Living never uses stock deck designs. Every deck is custom designed and tailored to your unique needs and desires. You can also choose from a variety of design details including different deck shapes and patterns, inlays, unique railing styles including copper, illumination for evening, etc.

How much more does it cost to use composite versus wood?

You can expect to pay on average about 40-50% more for a composite deck.

How do I care for my deck after it’s installed?

Shortly after your wood deck is built (usually 4-6 months) you will need to seal the deck with a high quality wood sealer. This can also provide a finish with color for the deck since the stain and sealer are the same color. After that, we recommend staining and sealing your deck on an annual basis. MFG Sealant is a manufacturer of a great deck sealer that we often use and recommend.

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