This deck cost per square foot calculator is designed to give you an estimate of how much it will cost to build a deck. Whether you're planning a new deck for your backyard or upgrading an existing one, you can use this tool to calculate the cost based on material and other factors.

## How to Calculate

Follow these simple steps to estimate your deck building costs:

- Enter the total deck area you are planning to build (in square feet).
- Input the cost per square foot for the materials you plan to use.
- If applicable, enter labor costs and any other expenses like tools, permits, or finishing costs.
- Click 'Calculate Total Cost' to get your estimate.

### Formula for Deck Cost Calculation

The total cost of building a deck is calculated using the formula:

**Total Cost = (Deck Area × Material Cost per Square Foot) + Labor Cost + Other Expenses**

This formula takes into account the size of the deck and any optional expenses you may incur during the building process.

### Example Calculation

Suppose you're building a 200 square foot deck using materials that cost $15 per square foot, and labor costs are estimated at $1,000. You also have $500 in other expenses.

**Deck Area:**200 sq. ft.**Material Cost per Sq. Ft.:**$15**Labor Cost:**$1,000**Other Expenses:**$500

The total cost would be:

**Total Cost = (200 × 15) + 1,000 + 500 = $3,000 + 1,000 + 500 = $4,500**

This gives you a complete estimate of the total cost of building your deck, making it easy to budget for your project.