How To Estimate Deck Materials Easy

Let Our Deck Estimating Tools Do It For You

Building a deck can be one of the greatest joys you can have as a homeowner. It becomes more than just your back yard, it becomes an outdoor living room. A grand grilling area. Your own private garden. Anything. You're able to create the perfect outside space for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come.

Another thing everyone here at DecksDirect understands is that building a deck can seem intimidating at first. Most Americans only build one deck in their entire lifetime, so knowing the ins and outs of the process can seem daunting.

Luckily, our main goal at DecksDirect is to make every step of creating your perfect deck both easy and fun. That's why we've created a couple of helpful deck estimating tools to help you figure out how much material you need to get your project going.


Deckorators is an industry-leader in almost everything deck. From their gorgeous Composite Decking lines to their sleek, durable Railing Systems; Deckorators aims to be a complete deck brand. When you're shopping for Deckorators Balusters, you may feel overwhelmed by needing to know deck baluster quantities and spacing. When in doubt, simply use the handy Deckorators Baluster Calculator to find the amount of balusters, baluster connectors, and rail connectors you'll need to complete your project. Estimating made easy.


Have your heart set on a non-Deckorators brand baluster? We totally understand! With stunning deck baluster options from top brands like Fortress, Dekor, Solutions, and more; creating the outdoor space you've always is bursting with options. Enter the measurements of your deck railing layout (in feet and inches) into our convenient Baluster Calculator, along with the size of your posts, and size of the baluster you'll be mounting. From those details, our Baluster Calculator will determine how many balusters and connectors you need to complete your design, as well as determing your spacing.


Adding an Under Deck Drainage System is a genius way to update an older home, or to maximize the living space in a new build. Creating a dry, waterproof lower-level patio that allows you to keep the party outside no matter the weather, Drainage systems have really become a dream come true. But understanding how many components you'll need? That can be tough. Enter in the width and depth of your deck (in feet and inches) into the Zip-Up UnderDeck Calculator and our helpful tool will determine the number parts and pieces you need for a warm, finished deck.

Crafting the deck, patio, or pergola you've always wanted is a big, exciting process, and we're happy to be a part of it. Wanna skip the extra step of work? Give one of our talented deck designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at We'd love to hear about the vision you have for your outdoor space and find you the products you need to create it.