Lumber and Trex Market Update: 1/29/2022
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Unless the client requests a change, we never ask for more money after an agreement is signed.

No Inflationary Clause

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Why Choose Us? We're different!

No matter the project size, we build every deck as if it was on our own home. From explaining our processes to the final job clean-up, our greatest passion is creating something that exceeds your expectations. Here’s how we’re different than the competition:

Better Communication.

We actually return all calls and emails. Our contracted clients should expect a reply to any communication within one business day at the most (usually much faster).

Do you have any concerns or questions? Call me (Phil, the owner) directly at (734) 822-6141. Custom Deck Creations means everything to me and my family – I’ll take care of any of your questions or concerns right away.

Higher Quality.

Most of our crews have built over 100 decks and have upwards of 15 years of experience specializing in deck design and build. We don’t pretend to be a “jack-of-all trades, expert-in-none” generalized construction company. All we do is composite decks. We stand behind our work with a workmanship and labor guarantee. Once we start your project, we do not job hop and start another.

Designed For You.

The hammering is done, the yard is clean, and you’re left with a gorgeous new outdoor space – imagine the possibilities on how you’ll use your new space. We’ll incorporate unique design elements into your deck, and we’ll hone in on these during our initial conversations. No two decks are the same, and they shouldn’t be built that way. Do you have a preferred style of trim, direction of deck boards, specific height off the ground, type of rock used under your deck? These are some of the important questions to ask – we got you covered.

Details Matter.

You’ll spend a lot of time outdoors on your new deck, so we’ll take the time to nail the details. From the position of the stairs and the direction of the deck boards, to not blocking basement windows with structural posts and the details of railing posts – we’ll make sure to cover all the options with you.


Avoid the headache of your typical contractor. We’ll work to make the entire process as hassle-free as possible for you. We’ll design and draw all project blueprints, apply for and manage the permitting process, and handle all inspections. We’ll keep you updated throughout the entire process – you’ll never wonder when we’ll be doing what or how far along we are. Have a question or just curious about the build process? Ask us, we’ll explain anything.

Job payments are paid on a job-progression basis. This means you only pay as we perform the work – no more paying large deposits and then not seeing your contractor for months (if ever again). And your final payment isn’t due until your local municipality approves the work.


We stand behind our work. We offer both a manufacturer warranty, and an industry-first 10-year workmanship warranty!

We Offer Financing.

We’ve done this once or twice before, and so are able to partner with financial institutions to offer low rate financing. Get approved and have the funds available usually within a couple of days.

No Surprises.

You’ll know what you’re buying before you sign anything. After setting up an initial call for us to learn more about what you’re envisioning for your new backyard space, we’ll schedule a consultation to design your dream deck. We’ll create multiple 3D renderings of various deck designs to really fine tune the details. 

We’ll also quote you to the penny. There are no surprise extra charges unlike the cheaper guys who come in, bid low to gain your business, then surprise you during the project and charge you “required” change orders just to be able to finish the project at all. We’ve seen this all too often and it just upsets us.

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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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