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Considerations: budgeting for your new deck


When you love your home and the weather is fine it’s exciting to think about spending more time outside, replacing an old deck or making a brand-new addition to the house. NexGEN’s capped composite decking materials are sustainably produced, available in a variety of rich, natural colours and textures, and require very little maintenance from you, so your deck gives you more enjoyment and relaxation than it demands in chores.

There’s a lot to consider when budgeting for your new deck :

  • Size
  • Construction
  • Materials
  • Labor
  • Maintenance

Because costs vary dramatically across projects, it’s important to start with a vision before trying to determine the budget.

Imagine how the deck will fit into your lifestyle — will you want to BBQ dinner? Will it be a space for entertaining friends? For casual lounging? A playtime area for kids?

A deck usually isn’t a simple one-time expense, but some decks are more demanding than others. The materials determine the upkeep!

Natural wood decking costs less than composite but breaks down fast, becoming unsafe and unsightly without regular applications of sealers and waterproofing.

Some common characteristics of natural wood decking:

  • May have been sourced from old-growth forest
  • Warped boards
  • Need for sanding and staining
  • Surface peeling and scratches
  • Mold and pest infestation

NexGEN’s capped Composite decking is made from recycled hardwood material and polyethylene. Boards are straight, smooth, and regular. Occasional washing with soap and water or a spray-down with a power washer is all it takes to keep the decking clean. PermaTech surface technology gives NexGEN capped composite decking long-lasting strength to endure everyday strain and the damaging effects of sun, moisture, and insects in all climates. No marring, rotting, splitting, or fading. And no need to go to the store for expensive stains or oils.

Working with builders can be time-consuming and very expensive, but you don’t have to wait on an opening in a contractor’s schedule. You can install NexGEN capped composite decking yourself, and you don’t have to be a carpenter. You could even try our DIY Deck Cell. It’s made from durable polypropylene, strong enough to withstand the weight of a car. NexGEN Deck Cell won’t degrade over time, even with exposure to chemicals or bacteria. Grooved profile boards and a hidden fastener system allow for easy DIY NexGEN composite decking assembly and no nailing.

NexGEN decking even comes with a stain, fade, and performance warranty for up to 25 years.

Check out NexGEN’s capped composite decking collections here to see NexGEN’s selection of natural colours to suit any home exterior. Your new deck will not only afford you more opportunities for relaxing outside, but increase the property value of your home.

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