Selecting Decking Material
One of the most important decisions that will need to be made is: choice of materials and the color of your deck. You’ll have material options to choose between; soft, hardwood and composite decking. If you’re having difficulties deciding what is the best option for your deck is, Decker’s Deck Toronto can help choose what’s right for you.
The three most popular types of materials used are:
- Pressure Treated Woods, which are the cheapest option.
- Hardwood Lumber, which is more expensive than Pressure Treated wood, with a variety of woods to choose from.
- Composite Decking, which is a mixture of timber fiber and plastics.
After selecting the type of decking material you’d like to use, you’ll need to know; how many decking boards and what size. These factors will determine how many boards you’ll need for your decking:
The size of your deck will be in either:
- Total square footage
- Length x Width in feet and inches
- Lumber: 12 foot 2 x 4, 8 foot 2 x 6
- Composite: 1 inch x 5 inches, 1 inch x 6 inches
Angle of Decking
- Horizontal (straight across look)
- Diagonal (slanted look)
Now you are ready to start estimating the amounts of material we need for our deck.
Deck Cost Calculator Canada
Costs can vary due to a number of factors so you will need to bare that in mind when calculating the cost per square foot. You may not be able to get the decking material quantities you need exactly correct, but using the above formula will help you get a good estimate of what you will require.
To get more accurate dimensions, it’s best to use a deck calculator before you start your project to get an idea of the cost of building a deck and the options available to you. The team at Decker’s Deck Toronto can provide you with competitive quotations for the cost of building your deck. Your deck should be constructed according to all relevant building codes in your city and is the responsibility of the home owner to apply and get the required building permits.
You could face legal action and costly delays if you don’t have the required permits before starting construction on your deck.Please check with your local city’s building authority for the correct deck permit codes.
Call the Decker’s Deck Toronto team to get a free estimate on the cost per square foot to build your deck.