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.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$15.89||$19.40|
|Range for this type of project:||$4,768||$5,821|
Aluminum Decking Cost
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
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
Requisite supplies for the job, including corrosion-resistant fasteners, flashing, exterior-grade caulking, weather stripping, and sealants.
Aluminum Decking Equipment Allowance
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
Responsible disposal of all project debris, including the cost to load and haul old materials, installation waste, and any other refuse.
Option: Remove Decking
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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.