Professional Composite Deck Builders in Calgary
Golf-ball-sized hail. An 80-degree temperature range. Sun, wind, rain, snow, and a whole lot of foot traffic. When you think about it, if you live in Calgary, your deck in your yard has to put up with some punishing conditions. If you want to make sure it lasts, you need to choose the best materials that can withstand the stress.
Luckily, whether you’re near downtown in an old house in Crescent Heights, or in a brand-new build in Bearspaw or Belmont, there’s a choice that consistently delivers, even in the harsh southern Alberta climate. When you want great results, you want composite decking.
Frequently Asked Questions about Composite Decks
That depends on your specific situation. If you’re moving out soon, or your deck area is fully protected from the elements, you might not need the protection enough to warrant a composite install (luckily, we’ve got you covered for wood, PVC, and other materials, too). But if you want to make a great investment that lasts longer than you ever expect, composite deck builders are the way to go. It’s easier to maintain and clean, and if you go with Trex decking, it reuses materials that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill.
Composite decking is made of a blend of plastic fibres and wood, requiring some manufacturing to create and shape into the form you see. The extra work and materials involved makes it more expensive than most basic wooden decks – with the trade-off being easier maintenance, greater longevity and colourfastness, and resistance to rot, warping, and cracking.
If you’ve been deck shopping for a while, you have likely already thought of it: how much does it cost to have a composite deck built? Every deck is different, and the price will depend on multiple interdependent factors. However, the average price for a 16’ x 10’ composite deck ranges between $5,000 – $15,000, depending on things like the layout, size, composite materials used, presence of railings, difficulty of terrain, and so on. Why are composite decks so expensive? Because they last for much longer than most materials ever could.
This will vary with factors specific not only to Calgary itself, but even to your location within the city. Do you have a wide-open property in Mount Royal, which gets a lot of evening sun? Or a yard in Taradale, which seems to get a hailstorm every summer? It’s hard to say for sure how long composite will last, but the general range is 20-25 years, even with minimal upkeep. Companies like Trex have a 25-year warranty to help you keep that peace of mind, too.
Any homeowner that wants the best bang for their buck! Many people choose to install composite decks, patios, balconies, or other features in order to improve their property value without adding a lot of extra labour in the years to come. Because composite material is so resilient, even without additional painting or effort, it will retain its colour and protection for a long time, making it a popular choice.
Composite Decks in Calgary
As for who literally builds composite decks in Calgary, we’re proud to be on that list! Maritime West Construction is a Platinum Certified TrexPro Contractor – one of only two in Alberta – which means we are well-trained and well-equipped to bring you excellent Trex composite products directly to your home. And, like that first pancake breakfast on the first day of the Stampede, once you have it, you’ll wonder how you ever went so long without it.
If you have additional questions about composite deck installation, choices, prices, or durability, we’d be happy to help you get accurate information and a reliable estimate for cost. Reach out when you’re ready and let us know – after all, we’ve got more than 20 years of experience in helping Calgarians build decks of every shape and size.