Companies that make composite and cellular PVC decking remain the one bright spot in the building and construction market. Many of them have grown at a high-double-digit pace during the past three years in spite of the housing downturn —- or perhaps helped by it to some degree, as homeowners turned to remodeling projects.
Despite their success, decking manufacturers — as well as makers of siding, trim and railing — have had to adapt to a rapidly changing market filled with new consumer demands.
“What’s changing is that the consumer doesn’t just … Read the rest
By Bill Bregar
In the world of decking, the growth belongs to an “ultralow maintenance” category — decks made with a durable, coextruded capstock and cellular PVC, according to speakers at a Principia Partners conference.
Several speakers even predicted the decking will overtake traditional wood-plastic composite decking, which has experienced some problems with mildew, color fading and staining. Standard, uncapped WPC decking could become a lower-end product fighting it out with wood decking, they said.
“Demand for those [ultralow-maintenance] products has increased every year since their introduction in 2003, and grew even faster during the … Read the rest
Construction of a deck attached to your house is a great idea not only because it is a place for entertainment, but also because it can add a high resale value to your home. However, although there are many DIY deck building ideas out there, the best investment to make when building a deck is to hire professional contractors who specialize in deck construction. A professional deck installation company will create a custom design specifically for your needs, provide the right materials, and guarantee the work is complete on a deadline. When … Read the rest