Did you know that only 33% of adults in the US spend more than an hour outside each day? One of the reasons our customers come to us to design a deck space is because they want to create more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors at home. With their excitement about creating a new outdoor living space, it’s only natural that one of the first questions we’re asked is “how long does a Trex deck installation take?”
The short answer is that it depends on the specifics of your project. Let’s take a closer look at the different variables that impact the timeline of a deck installation project.
Planning Your Deck
Before a single board can be put into place, you need to come up with a plan for what you want your deck to look like. Often, the planning phase for your custom deck design can take longer than any other step in the installation process.
Typically, you’ll start the planning process yourself, thinking about how you plan to use your deck, the features you want it to have, etc. From there, you’ll take those ideas to your contractor, who will begin the more official planning and design process. Generally, this can take anywhere from a few days to a week or two to complete.
Getting Your Project on the Books
Next, you’ll work with your contractor to decide on a start date. Depending on the number of other projects in the pipeline, you may have to wait several weeks before there’s an opening in the schedule.
Here at Sunburst Construction, we understand that waiting to get your project started is frustrating. We will always operate with transparency so you have a clear idea of what kind of timeline you can expect for your project. We also work quickly and efficiently so we can start on your new Trex deck as soon as possible.
Once our team comes out to inspect your property, we’ll be able to determine if we need to apply for a building permit to get started on the construction process. While filing the permit application is fast and easy, it can take a few weeks before we receive the permit.
When we’re planning your project, we should be able to give you a better idea of how long the permitting process might take, depending on the specifics of your project and property.
Building the Deck
Surprisingly, the actual construction of your Trex deck is the quickest part of the whole process. Trex, specifically, is simple to install, which is one of the many reasons we recommend it to our customers.
Depending on the size, shape of your deck and whether you add any extra features like custom benches, pergolas, or special outdoor features, we can typically build your deck in as little as week or two. Of course, keep in mind that rain or extreme weather can cause some delays during the construction process.
Planning for Your Trex Deck Installation
After reading through this guide, you know that from the planning phase until the final board is in place, the Trex deck installation process can take several weeks. The good news is that once we begin the construction process, it moves quickly, so you can start enjoying your deck as soon as possible.
Are you ready to start the process? Tell us about your Trex decking ideas and request a free estimate for your project. Then, you’ll be one step closer to having a deck you’ll enjoy for years.