How to budget for your deck

Since the Corona pandemic there has been an upswing in the home improvement sector, specifically DIY. Since people are home more, they are looking for ways to improve their home and even expand their living space. One such way is to build or expand their deck.

Unfortunately, depending on how big or fancy you go, your deck may come with a big price tag. For example, the typical pressure treated wood deck starts around $15 per square foot, including materials. If you want a more elaborate deck using quality hardwood or composite materials the cost increases to about $35 per square foot. 1,2

But before you start building there are a few things to consider like home value. While typically a deck will improve your home’s value there is such as a thing as over-improving. You don’t want to spend too much on a deck that is too big that you will never recoup the cost, especially if you are not planning on living in the residence that long. 1,2

According to Hanley’s Wood Remodeling Magazine, the national average for recouping deck building costs is 62%. So, if you spend $10,000 on your deck, you would be out $3800. 1,2

With an increase in home value comes an increase in property taxes. So, you need to plan for that as well. Also, an increase in homeowner’s insurance to ensure your new structure is covered. 1,2

Also don’t forget the permits, they cost money (around $500 average)3, but without them your township could force you to remove the deck especially if it isn’t built up to code.



We at Fence Quarter love to create and build, just like our custom QA Built logo you see here.  This icon is not just a symbol, but it represents our values applied directly to the design, engineering, manufacturing and delivery of our products.

Fence Quarter takes great pride to source and build our products here in the USA. Our lumber and carbon fiber materials are indeed 100% sourced inside the USA. Our manufacturing facilities are located right here in the USA.

Fence Quarter has partnered with Sherwin Williams because Sherwin Williams formulas have been designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. For twenty years, the founder of Fence Quarter personally applied Sherwin Williams products and can attest to the durability of their product line.

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The Crow has been a significant icon to the founder, Christopher Price since childhood. Over the years he has been fascinated with the characteristics of this magnificent bird and began equating it with life and business ethics.

This is how the Crow became the official mascot of Fence Quarter.   The Company always shoots straight, as straight as the Crow flies. We are resourceful, social, and family oriented, all known traits of the Crow. Like the Crow, we remember very well and mourn our own.  The Crow will protect against and ward off competitors “we’ll call them Eagles”, or as in business, larger corporations.

The Crow is iconic and will be easily recognizable, so when you see the Crow on the store shelves, you will know that the Mark of the Crow means an embodiment of a solid, well put together and long lasting products.

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