Arkansas Installed Deck Prices
by Chris Peterson
(Little Rock, AR USA)
Deck with Tree & Gable Roof
I am the Owner/Operator of Custom Deckworks in Central Arkansas. In 2009, the average turn-key price per of a custom deck using treated pine was $14.00 per sq ft and that included all handrails.
Stairs, built-in benches, planters, tables, and roofs are priced out separately at an additional accessory price.
Certain circumstances like height, how close the materials can be dropped to the actual location of the deck, etc. can effect the sq ft price as well.
Many companies in this area can offer prices significantly lower, but only by cutting corners on the material, building practices, and business practices/requirements.
There are also Franchise Companies that can charge FAR more than the above stated average because they have a higher overhead with things like franchise fees, dues, etc.
The residential market (demand) for composite materials is still relatively low and so the price of composite is still very high.
Retail outlets such as Lowe's and Home Depot may carry some of these brands, but they don't stock enough of varying size ranges or amounts to be of much help.
The closest Trex distributor is in Memphis, TN and along with the already high material cost, you get additional shipping costs for each deck. Our customers that have chosen composites have been extremely pleased, but they are the few people in this area that can (or are willing to) pay almost 3 times as much as a treated pine deck.
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