Cost of New Deck Building in Michigan and Illinois

Spring and Summer are the main seasons for deck building in Michigan and Illinois. During this season, we get many questions asking about the cost of a new deck. There are many deck-building companies out there but few can compete with the high-quality workmanship, materials, and knowledge that Miles Bradley provides. We will tell you all you need to know about the procedures and costs of getting a new deck built for your home. Our offices are located near Detroit and Chicago, serving both metro areas. It should be noted that cost can vary for different types of materials. The ranges below reflect the current year’s prices, but will undoubtedly change year to year.

Low maintenance composite deck costs

Miles Bradley cost guideline for a typical new custom deck construction.

The average deck is around 300-400 square feet.

  • A pressure-treated wood deck can cost around $15,000-$18,000 depending on how it is constructed.
  • Cedar decks can cost between $20,000 and $25,000 depending on the specs of the deck.
  • Composite decks can cost between $20,000 and $25,000. Despite the price, these decks are the best value. They are built to brave the elements so forget warping, weathering, and damage by insects. Check out our Trex Low Maintenance Composite Decks, there is no need to paint, seal, or stain.

Deck cost pricing includes; permits from the city, clean up, labor, material, warranty, and some beautiful rail lighting. (We add in to thank you for your business!)

The prices above are for complete deck construction. Your custom deck will vary within the pricing. Contact us for pricing on building a new deck for your home.

Custom Deck features can increase deck building cost;

Your options are endless! Keep in mind custom features such as curved rails, steel frames, spiral staircases, radius decks, and custom decking patterns can increase costs. Right now is the perfect time to have Miles Bradley help design and build your custom deck. Call our Detroit Michigan office: 248-478-8660 or our Chicago Illinois office: 847-920-7601 for new deck-building costs in your area.

Updated March 2021

Composite Deck Building And Installation

Composite Deck Building And Installation

The best composite deck builder in Michigan or Illinois is Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling.  In addition, Mile Bradley has been installing composite decks for over three decades. As a certified Trex contractor, Miles Bradley can build your new deck to look exactly how you wanted it. Adding a deck to your home is always a great idea. It will add to the curb appeal and overall value of your home.

Trex Composite Deck Building

We always highly recommend Trex or another composite decking.  Of course, we do also install wood decks as well, but composite decks have some distinct over wood. One great advantage Trex decking has is its durability.  Trex decking can resist fading, scratching, staining, and mold that wood decks experience. Another advantage is the low maintenance to maintain a Trex deck. Wood decks require sanding or painting, while a Trex deck does not.

Sustainability is a big part of a composite deck. Composite decks have less of an environmental impact than a more traditional wood deck. Composite decking is made from recycled materials to create the decking. Aesthetics is also another advantage. Composite decks will give you a large choice of colors to choose from. With rich colors and nice accessories, composite decking is always a great choice. Finally, value is an advantage.

With next to no ongoing maintenance and easy to maintain, the price of the composite deck pays for itself in ten years. As you can see there are quite a few advantages for low-maintenance composite decks. Hire an experienced and highly recommended deck builder in Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling. Miles Bradley services all of Michigan and Illinois and can have your deck up and installed before you know it.

Contact us today for more information about your new composite deck or give us a call at 248-478-8660.

Timbertech or Trex- Choosing Low Maintenance Composite Decking

Timbertech or Trex- Choosing Low Maintenance Composite Decking

Over time, the decking industry has made drastic improvements to materials used to create your dream deck. Trex or Timbertech is a very popular composite deck company. Also, manufacturing composite decking materials that give homeowners the wood look they want, yet easy maintenance and longevity. As time continues to pass, composite decking continues to transform and other composite decking manufacturers are being introduced.

If you are planning on having your dream deck constructed out of low-maintenance composite decking materials, Trex or Timbertech both supply high-quality decking materials and have very similar collections for you to choose from. So what is the difference between the two? Which should you choose? Looking for tips on maintaining your Trex deck? Click here.

Timbertech or Trex

The decision on when to choose Trex composite decking or Timbertech composite decking is completely up to you. As far as the product goes, they are very similar and both offer the same low maintenance aspect that everyone is searching for. You may realize that your decision on which company to select may come down to texture, color, or customization you wish for your deck or landscaping project to have.

When searching for a Timbertech installer, look no further than Miles Bradley!

Miles Bradley Building has been installing composite decks for decades. Our experienced staff can help find exactly what you are looking for. At Miles Bradley, we construct your low-maintenance dream deck with the highest quality Trex or Timbertech composite decking materials. Our decking professionals will review your deck plans and help you determine whether Timbertech or Trex composite decking is right for you. Finally, contact our professional deck builders today so we can get started.

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Screened Enclosures For Your Home

Screened EnclosuresA screened enclosure is a great thing to construct before the Summer arrives. At the beginning of Summer, bugs start to spawn, trees start to pollinate and mess with your allergies, and hot temperatures force you to blast your air conditioning system. In addition, a screened enclosure from Miles Bradley allows for you and your family to be outside with all of the benefits of being indoors! Furthermore, you can avoid the numerous bug species, pesky tree pollen, and even the hot temperatures (by installing a fan in the enclosure)!

Advantages of having a screened enclosure

  • Protects Against The Weather

Summer weather can be unpredictable. When it rains, usually it ruins your plans for outdoor festivities. With an enclosure, you can still enjoy the outdoor activities and festivities with your family while still being protected against the rain or other harsh elements.

  • Uses Wasted Space

Enclosures use up that extra space that you don’t really use. Do you have a deck or porch that sits empty for half of the year? With a screened enclosure, you can use the space year-round. You can use the full value of your property all the time!

  • Matches Your Trex Deck

The enclosures we build are a great fit with your composite deck made from Trex decking. You can have a matching enclosure and deck that would make your house look great!

  • Increases House Value

Enclosures and Decks are all the rage nowadays. Homebuyers look for houses with a screened enclosure and well-made deck so they will not have to add to the cost of buying the house when they add one.

Contact

If you are interested in having a screened enclosure constructed at your home, contact Miles Bradley today! Request a quote for your home and check out our website gallery to see some of our previous projects. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today!

Maintenance Free Deck Builders This Spring

Maintenance Free Deck Builders This Spring

Maintenance-free deck builders are always available at Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling.  What does it mean to have a maintenance-free deck? When it came to older more traditional wood decks, there was a certain level of maintenance you needed to do. Maintenance for the wood deck can include, cleaning, sanding, repairs, stain, and much more.  Now a wood deck is a fine choice but just be aware there is more work in owning one.

A low-maintenance composite deck is the most popular choice when it comes to new decks. In addition, the maintenance on these types of decks is at a bare minimum. You do not have to worry about splinters or chipping paint, just sweep off the deck and you are good to go. One of the big choices people ask is Trex vs Timbertech when choosing materials for their deck.

Trex Decking For Maintenance Free Deck Builders

Here at Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling, we work almost exclusively with Trex Decking. Also, we have certified Trex Decking installers with years of experience in the product. Timbertech is also a nice choice and quality material as well. Either way, you are getting some of the best materials for your new deck. The beauty of Trex decks is you will not experience rot, splitting, swelling, or cracking. Making it a great choice.

In addition, Trex will never require repainting, staining, or sealing. When it comes to a maintenance-free deck builder, you need a licensed and certified builder you can trust. Miles Bradley Building and Remodeling has been building composite decks in the Detroit area since 1991. In addition, we also have a branch in the Chicago area as well. You can request a quote today or give us a call for Michigan residents at 248-478-8660 or in Chicago at 847-920-7601. Finally, beat the spring and summer rush and request your deck today!