Deck Installation | Expert Builders for Your Custom Deck

There’s nothing quite like the allure of a well-designed deck – it’s an extension of your living space that connects you to the outdoors. Whether you’re dreaming of a cozy spot for morning coffee or a spacious area for entertaining, a new deck from Decked Out Builders can transform your backyard into a true outdoor oasis.
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Elevating Your Outdoor Living Experience

Deck Installation

Deck installation is an excellent way to expand your outdoor living space, enhance the value of your home, and create a versatile area for relaxation, entertainment, and gatherings. From simple designs to elaborate structures, decks offer numerous benefits and design options to suit your needs and preferences. Let’s explore the advantages, design options, installation process, features, value, and frequently asked questions related to deck installations to help you envision the perfect outdoor retreat for your home.


Benefits of A New Deck

A Look at Different Deck Design Types

Multi-level Decks

Create visual interest and maximize space with a multi-level deck design, incorporating different elevations, tiers, and platforms for seating, dining, and entertaining.

Built-in Seating and Planters

Maximize space and functionality with built-in seating, benches, and planters that provide additional seating and storage while enhancing the beauty and versatility of your deck.

Custom Railings and Balusters

Add style and safety to your deck with custom railings and balusters in a variety of materials, styles, and finishes, including wood, metal, glass, and composite options.

Integrated Lighting

Enhance the ambiance and usability of your deck with integrated lighting solutions, including overhead fixtures, post lights, stair lights, and accent lighting that illuminate your outdoor space and create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Deck Installation Design Options

Size and Layout

The size and layout of your deck depend on factors such as available space, budget, and intended use. Whether you prefer a compact deck for intimate gatherings or a spacious deck for large-scale entertaining, the size and layout can be customized to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Shape and Configuration

Decks can be built in various shapes and configurations to complement your home’s architecture and landscape. Common shapes include rectangular, square, L-shaped, and multi-level designs, each offering unique advantages in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

Materials and Finishes

Choose from a variety of low maintenance decking materials,  to achieve the perfect look and performance for your deck. Consider factors such as durability, appearance, and budget when selecting the materials and finishes for your deck.

Built-In Features

Built-in features such as benches, planters, pergolas, and fire tables can enhance the functionality and appeal of your deck, creating a customized outdoor oasis that reflects your style and preferences. These integrated features add convenience, comfort, and visual interest to your deck, transforming it into a multifunctional living space.

Deck Features

Outdoor Lighting

Integrated lighting options such as post lights, stair lights, and rail lights enhance safety and ambiance, allowing you to enjoy your deck day or night.

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Built-in Seating

Built-in benches or seating areas provide additional seating options and maximize space efficiency, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere for relaxation and socializing.

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Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen or grill station allows you to cook and entertain outdoors, expanding your culinary options and creating a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

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Fire Pit or Fireplace

A fire table or fireplace adds warmth, ambiance, and a focal point to your deck, creating a cozy gathering spot for cool evenings and making memories with family and friends.

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Our Deck Installation Process

At Decked Out Builders, we take pride in our meticulous installation process, ensuring your composite deck is built to last. Following these easy-to-understand steps ensures a smooth and efficient composite deck installation process. Our team’s expertise, attention to detail, use of proper spacing, consistent material quality, and high-quality tools ensure that your new deck will be a beautiful addition to your home, built to withstand the test of time.

Substructure & Flashing

Build the substructure, including the foundation, framing, and support posts. Proper substructure construction is essential for the structural integrity and longevity of your deck. 

Protective Joist Tape

Applying protective joist tape to the top of the joists helps prevent moisture damage and wood rot, prolonging the life of your deck and ensuring its durability over time.

Decking Spacing and Hidden Fasteners

Decking boards are installed with proper spacing to allow for expansion and contraction and prevent warping or buckling. Hidden fasteners are used to secure the decking boards in place, providing a clean and seamless appearance.

Picture Frame & Breaker Boards

Picture frame and breaker boards are installed to add visual interest and define the perimeter of the deck. These decorative elements enhance the aesthetics of your deck and create a finished look.

Railing & Stairs

Railing systems and stairs are installed for safety and accessibility, providing a secure barrier around the perimeter of the deck and allowing easy access to and from the outdoor space.


Cost Of Decks Built Near Me

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composite deck contractor
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This deck in Green Oaks, IL includes Timbertech Azek Decking, Westbury Aluminum Railing with Post Cap Lights, Built in Seating and a Cedar Pergola

Approx. Deck Cost $85,000-$95,000

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composite deck contractor
composite deck contractor

This deck in Towerlakes, IL includes Deckorators Voyage Decking, Westbury Verticable Railing with Cocktail Railing and Stair Lighting

Approx. Deck Cost $60,000-$70,000

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Composite Deck Crystal Lake IL
Composite Deck Crystal Lake IL

This deck in Crystal lake, IL includes Deckorators Vault Decking, Deck Cladding and Built in Seating.

Approx. Deck Cost $35,000-$45,000

Average 300 Square Foot Deck 15 Year Cost Comparison

Pressure Treated

$ 17,000


$ 21,000


$ 24,000

*Wood Decks need to be stained, painted or sealed every other year at average of $750 a year.
*Composite Decks need to be washed 2x a year with a hose and soap. DIY just cost of soap

Pressure Treated

$ 28,250


$ 32,250


$ 24,600

*Wood Decks have a life span of 15-25 years if properly maintained.
*Composite & PVC decks has a life span of 25-50 years without the hassle.

Value of Building a Deck
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The Value of Building a Deck

When planning and building a deck, it is important to take into consideration that you are actually making an investment in your home. And like any investment, there’s a return on your investment.

According to Remodeling’s 2022 Cost vs. Value report for the Chicago area, a composite deck addition has the return value of 61.9%. Building a new composite deck is one of the highest returns on investment.

So, you invest the money now, enjoy your deck for years to come, and if you decide to sell your home your still benefiting from an investment done years ago.

Aside from ROI, there is also curb appeal. Whether your deck is visible from the road or not, to you or any family and friends you have over your deck is going to be one of your focal points as well as when selling your home if you choose to do so in the future.

Increased Property Value

A well-designed and well-maintained deck can significantly enhance the curb appeal and marketability of your home, increasing its overall value and appeal to potential buyers.

Expanded Living Space

A deck provides valuable outdoor living space where you can relax, entertain, and enjoy the beauty of nature, extending your usable living area and enhancing your quality of life.

Improved Aesthetics

A beautifully designed deck adds visual interest and architectural appeal to your home, creating a focal point for outdoor gatherings and enhancing the overall look and feel of your outdoor space.

Form and Function

Brands We Trust

At Decked Out Builders we work with the leading manufacturers of composite decking to provide our customers with the best products on the market. Some of the top brands we install include:

Decked Out Builders Promise

When it comes to elevating your home with a beautiful deck, we at Decked Out Builders take pride in offering comprehensive deck construction that bring families together in style and comfort. We are committed to bringing your deck vision to life.

Our experienced team of deck builders understands the significance of a well-built deck that complements your home’s architecture and meets local building codes to ensure structural integrity.

Custom Deck Design To Suit Your Unique Style

We understand that every homeowner has different tastes and preferences. That's why we work closely with you to design a deck that reflects your individual style, needs and complements your home's architecture. Whether you prefer classic elegance or modern simplicity, we'll create a custom solution that exceeds your expectations.

Meeting Building Codes and Obtaining Permits

Navigating the complexities of building codes and permits can be daunting. With Decked Out Builders, you can rest assured that your deck project will meet all regulatory requirements and obtain the necessary permits for construction. We handle it all, so you can focus on enjoying your new composite deck.

Built to Last a Lifetime

Your deck is an investment in your home, and we treat it as such.Quality is our top priority at Decked Out Builders. We use only the highest quality materials and to ensure that your deck is built to last a lifetime. From the foundation to the finishing touches, we take pride in our workmanship and stand behind the durability of our products.

Building it to Your Home Architecture

A deck should seamlessly integrate with your home's existing architecture, enhancing its aesthetic appeal and value. We take a collaborative approach to ensure that your composite deck complements the style and character of your home, creating a cohesive look that enhances your property's overall curb appeal.

Quality Materials

At Decked Out Builders, we believe that quality starts with the materials we use. That's why we use only the highest materials from trusted manufacturers to ensure the longevity and durability of your deck. We offer a wide range of options to suit your preferences and budget.

Deck Installtion FAQS

The timeline can vary depending on the size and complexity of the project, but most decks can be completed within 1-4 weeks by our skilled crew.

The ideal decking material depends on your budget, desired aesthetic, and maintenance preferences. Our team can guide you through the pros and cons of each option.

Deck costs can range widely based on size, materials, and features. We provide detailed estimates during the design phase to ensure transparency.

Composite decking is available in a wide variety of brands and pricing within those brands depends on the level of selection. Composite decking typically ranges anywhere from 30%-70% more upfront cost than traditional wood however saves maintenance costs in the long term.

People often refer composite decking to Trex. Trex, however, is a brand of composite decking. There are multiple brands of composite decking ranging from different options, pricing, and warranties. Trex being the most known due to its availability to homeowners in box stores.

Unlock the potential of your outdoor space with a stunning new deck from Decked Out Builders. Contact Decked Out Builders today to schedule a consultation and start bringing your dream outdoor living area to life.

Customer Testimonials

We were extremely pleased with Decked Out Builders. Tony and Kristen were so easy to work with. Tony took his time to go over all samples and design options. His finished work speaks for itself. High quality work and impeccable service from them both.

Decked out builders did an amazing job on our deck extension. They were easy to work with and were very professional. Arrived early every day and cleaned up after every days work. We absolutely love our new deck and can’t wait for the summer to enjoy our new features. Highly recommend them.

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