One way to estimate vinyl decking prices is to use the calculators available on the Home Wyse and Remodeling Expense websites. As of 2015, each calculator allows users to input the square footage needed for the deck along with a ZIP code in order to estimate the total cost of the project. The Home Wyse website also allows users to specify the quality of the materials, the deck layout complexity, and who is responsible for any necessary carpentry.
After entering the relevant information into either the Home Wyse or Remodeling Expense calculator, click Update to receive an estimate regarding overall costs. Each website displays the different factors that contribute to this cost, including material and labor costs.
Another way to estimate the cost of vinyl decking prices is to consult local qualified vendors to receive specific estimates for the costs of materials and potential labor. Homeowners may wish to seek such estimates before making any major purchases, because the figures provided by the Home Wyse and Remodeling Expense calculators are approximate and assume normal working conditions, whereas local vendors provide exact information for both the materials and the working conditions. Many vendors provide free inspections of the site before offering an estimate, and they are likely to seek to do business with the homeowner afterward.