I should add that the replacement of my present deck involves removal of the entire deck and joists /support structure with replacement to include a more substantial support structure. It is a complete deck replacement.
Regardless, 23% increase in price in 10 1/2 months seems excessive.
Last edited by Npkr01; 05-05-2012 at 10:37 AM.
Since making my original post my deck builder requoted me.
He told me that because of the aforementioned price increases on the Azek, he had a12% increase in cost in his voicemail last week.
However, the new quote jumped by 23% overall. This seems excessive to me. I fully expect a contractor to pass on cost increases, but the Azek decking should increase the price by 12% of his cost for Azek with smaller % increases for lumber, etc. This is a 450 sq ft replacement deck with "vinyl railing" with price increasing from 13,600 to 16,690, again, an increase of 23%. A 12% increase of his Azek cost alone should increase the overall cost of the project by something far less than 12% for the overall project, by my estimate.
Sounds like a deal to me. $37 SQ ft is a great deal. My basic composite deck with no stairs starts at $52 sq ft.
Or you could risk the work being done on the investment called your home and just hope that the handyman doesn't screw up too bad...