Lumber and Trex Market Update: 1/29/2022
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Deck Design-Build Process

From Idea to Implementation

We Keep It Easy For You

So what’s the next step? How do we proceed? What does the deck design and build process look like? How do we go from “I want a deck” to lounging outside on it or hosting a party?

Have no worries – we’ll take care of everything for you. Call us today at (734) 931-6700 for a free initial phone call to discuss your project. Here’s an overview of our processes and what you can expect from us, and how to have a completed backyard retreat in as little as a few weeks:

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Initial Call

A free phone call to learn if we’re the right fit for each other. We’ll discuss what you’re envisioning for your project and any timeline you have for your new deck design. It’s during this call we can usually provide you with a complimentary estimate of your deck’s total investment.


An in-person consultation with our deck design team and all decision makers on the project. During our consultation we’ll provide to you:

  1. Material and color selection samples
  2. Multiple designs of your new deck in 3D renderings
  3. The full cost analysis
  4. A clear and detailed job description


We’ll handle everything for you behind the scenes, including:

  • All construction drawings and applications necessary for the building permit
  • Any homeowner or condo association approvals

Before any shovels hit the ground, we’ll also schedule a pre-construction phone call with you to review your entire project. This is the double check to ensure we’re all on the same page. 


Here is where the fun begins. By now, colors and designs have been chosen, and the construction begins exactly according to designs, plans, and costs agreed upon. During build we’ll coordinate all necessary building inspections and secure those approvals. Payments are made on a job progression basis, meaning payments are due only upon major milestones being completed. The final payment is due only after our in-person final walk through and once the final building inspection has been approved. A typical deck install takes about 2 weeks.


Kick back on your new deck – it’s time to enjoy your new space! You’re left with a beautiful, maintenance-free deck you’ll enjoy for 25+ years. You’ll also enjoy an increase to your home’s resale value by 70% of the project’s investment value.

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Lumber and Trex Market Costs Update

Last Updated: 1/29/2022
Custom Deck Creations

A brief look into the current and expected inflation

Quick Summary

Lumber rose +28% locally from November 2021 to January 2022, and is expected for another significant double-digit increase impacting us in June 2022. We’re also anticipating a cost increase  from Trex around that  same time frame. Depending on size and material selection, decks are anticipated to increase in cost an average of $2,000 to $4,000 come June 2022. Custom Deck Creations is currently scheduling projects for April/May, before we feel these cost increases. Schedule a quote with us today to lock in today’s costs.

For a more detailed look into the market, please continue reading:


The lumber market continues to see pressure on the supply side. Canadian truck drivers are protesting COVID vaccine mandates, threatening to disrupt deliveries in Canada and possibly into the US. Fuel prices are also increasing. Overall demand for Southern Yellow Pine (pressure treated lumber used here in MI) remains steady. Mills are not sitting on a lot of inventory. Lead times from mills to dealers are getting extended.

Pressure treated lumber costs increased locally +28% from November 2021 to January 2022.

Lumber is expected to increase another ~+40% in June 2022. 

Custom Deck Creations is currently scheduling projects for April & May 2022, before we’re impacted by these increased costs.


Data from Trex distributors nationwide are seeing a steady growth in purchases even through winter.

Trex continues to see huge demand increases nationwide. 

Our Interpretation

Lumber will continue to rise in price throughout 2022. We don’t believe we’ll see pre-2022 lumber pricing any time soon.

In 2021 Trex put out 4 separate approximately +10% price increases. We believe more are to be expected in 2022. We do not expect Trex to ever lower their pricing.

No Inflationary Clause

Custom Deck Creations does not have an inflationary clause. Lock in today’s lumber and Trex costs with a signed agreement which puts you on our schedule. We will not charge you more even if our costs go up.

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