Cost to Install Synthetic Decking

Updated: December 2016

Synthetic Decking Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Synthetic Decking Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 1" x 6" boards. Better grade. 25 year limited warranty. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$968.66$1,190.69
Synthetic Decking Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install synthetic decking with favorable site conditions. Layout and install synthetic decking on existing deck support framing using exterior grade fasteners. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$968.66$1,190.69
Synthetic Decking Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install synthetic decking including: corrosion resistant fasteners, flashing and exterior grade caulking, weather stripping and sealants.
129 square feet$968.66$1,190.69
Synthetic Decking Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: pneumatic finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, 3 1/4" electric planer.
129 square feet$968.66$1,190.69
Option: Remove Decking
Remove screw fasteners. Separate deck surface planks from supporting framing. Remove materials from premises. For wood, metal or synthetic deck surfaces.
129 square feet$968.66$1,190.69
Synthetic Decking Debris Disposal
Costs to load and haul away old materials, installation waste and associated debris.
129 square feet0.797343750.90703125
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Synthetic Decking   
Average Cost per Square Foot  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install Synthetic Decking! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Synthetic Decking Installation project. For a basic 120 square feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install Synthetic Decking ranges between $14.36 - $17.50 per square foot* .

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Install Synthetic Decking - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of composite decking new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Synthetic Decking Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Synthetic Decking Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Synthetic Decking Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install Synthetic Decking - References

Synthetic Decking Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Synthetic Decking Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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