Depending on where you live in the country, the price of Trex decking or composite decking in general varies. It is still expensive versus pressure-treated wood in the southern United States. When you live in the north, the weather tends to be harsher and people generally are not building with Southern Yellow Pine like we do in the south. Up North, there is a fair amount of Brazilian Hardwoods such as IPE or Tigerwood being used and they are even more expensive than a composite deck.
In the south, there is a bundle of Southern Yellow Pine that gets harvested here and there is little transportation cost built in. By the time the product gets on to the back of someone’s deck, pine is about 1/3 of the price of composite if you are simply comparing boards pricing. Once you consider the labor, fasteners, and the wood sub-structure, a Trex or composite deck is only about 40% more than a wood deck.
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