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How Much Does It Cost To Install Aluminum Decking?

Typical range: $4,768-$5,821

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For your project in zip code 20149 with these options, the cost to install aluminum decking starts at $15.89-$19.40 per square foot. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, finish options you choose.

When homeowners imagine a spacious deck decorated with string lights and comfortable chairs, metal is probably not the first material that comes to mind. However, from durability to recyclability, there are many reasons to consider aluminum when building a new deck.

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What you can expect
Range per square foot:$15.89$19.40
Range for this type of project:$4,768$5,821
Estimate: $5,294
Aluminum Decking Cost
320
square feet
$3,282$4,035
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Cost of residential-grade, 6"x1" reinforced aluminum with high-density powder-coat finish. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Aluminum Decking Labor, Basic
33
hours
$1,058$1,283
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Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Aluminum decking will be assembled and installed on existing support framing. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup will be provided.
Aluminum Decking Job Supplies
320
square feet
$372$423
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Requisite supplies for the job, including corrosion-resistant fasteners, flashing, exterior-grade caulking, weather stripping, and sealants.
Aluminum Decking Equipment Allowance
1
job
$55$80
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Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic-finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Aluminum Decking Debris Disposal
300
square feet
$243$277
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Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Optional Services
Option: Remove Decking
12
hours
$391$474
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Screw fasteners will be removed, deck surface planks separated from support framing, and materials removed from premises. Available for wood, metal, or synthetic deck surfaces.
Standard services
Aluminum Decking Cost
$3,282 -$4,035
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320
square feet
Cost of residential-grade, 6"x1" reinforced aluminum with high-density powder-coat finish. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Aluminum Decking Labor, Basic
$1,058 -$1,283
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33
hours
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Aluminum decking will be assembled and installed on existing support framing. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup will be provided.
Aluminum Decking Job Supplies
$372 -$423
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320
square feet
Requisite supplies for the job, including corrosion-resistant fasteners, flashing, exterior-grade caulking, weather stripping, and sealants.
Aluminum Decking Equipment Allowance
$55 -$80
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1
job
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include pneumatic-finish nailer, 10" miter saw, electric jigsaw, 3" belt sander, and 3-1/4" electric planer. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Aluminum Decking Debris Disposal
$243 -$277
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300
square feet
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Optional Services
Option: Remove Decking
$391 -$474
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12
hours
Screw fasteners will be removed, deck surface planks separated from support framing, and materials removed from premises. Available for wood, metal, or synthetic deck surfaces.
What you can expect
Range per square foot:
$16 - $19
Range for this type of project:
$4,768 - $5,821
Estimate:
$5,294
Cost Comparison
YOUR ESTIMATE
$5,294

NATIONAL AVERAGE RANGE
$4,692 -$5,727
YOUR ESTIMATE

Install Aluminum Decking national average cost

The national average materials cost to install aluminum decking is $11.24 per square foot, with a range between $10.09 to $12.40. The total price for labor and materials per square foot is $17.37, coming in between $15.64 to $19.09. A typical 300 square foot project costs $5,209.63, with a range of $4,691.84 to $5,727.42. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.
cost to install aluminum decking
National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot$11.24
National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$5,209.63
National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$4,691.84 - $5,727.42

Advantages of Aluminum Decking

Aluminum planks are three times lighter and twice as strong as alternative materials, including plastic-wood composites. They're so durable that most manufacturers guarantee the quality of their products for 25 to 40 years. There are other benefits too.

  • Metal decking doesn't suffer from moisture damage, rust or pests. Plus, these products have a Class I fire-resistance rating.
  • Powder-coated finishes are rugged and available in a variety of colors that mimic the look of pine, redwood, cedar and other natural materials.
  • This lightweight metal excels at dissipating heat, so it remains cool to the touch even in blazing summer temperatures.
  • Aluminum is an eco-friendly option. Raw materials often come from post-consumer sources, and the decking can be recycled again at the end of its long life.

Aluminum Decking Cost Factors

Aluminum is the most expensive decking option, but it's also the most durable. Materials alone cost close to $10 per square foot. Specially designed hardware and clips are generally required in addition to standard fasteners. Fortunately, aluminum decks have a very low cost of ownership due to their minimal maintenance requirements. Installation costs are influenced by the complexity or simplicity of the design and whether the deck incorporates optional features, such as railings and stairs.

Selecting a Deck Contractor

Although aluminum decks use the same tools and construction methods as conventional materials, it's wise to hire a professional who has experience handling these products. To achieve optimal results, the contractor should follow the manufacturer's recommendations. Additionally, in most areas, permits are required when installing a deck. Professionals can assist with this aspect of the process while ensuring that the structure passes the final building inspection.

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