Wood & Competitive Decking

As Quoted In The Daily Home

Through 2016, decking demand will be driven by an expected advance in housing completions and continuing consumer interest in decks as a way to increase outdoor leisure space.

US demand to rise 2.4% annually through 2016

US demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent per year to 3.3 billion lineal feet in 2016, valued at $5.7 billion. This pace represents a rebound from the declines seen between 2006 and 2011, when housing completions plummeted and residential improvement and repair expenditures contracted from their elevated 2006 base. Through 2016, decking demand will be driven by an expected advance in housing completions and continuing consumer interest in decks as a way to increase outdoor leisure space.

Plastic, composite decking to see double-digit gains

Wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber decking materials are expected to experience double-digit annual gains in demand through 2016. Plastic decking will see the most rapid growth. Consumers are expected to opt for the material because of its durability and low maintenance requirements. Moreover, increasing availability of cellular PVC decking that better resembles natural wood will promote advances among residential consumers. Composite decking demand will be supported by its favorable performance properties and reputation as a “green” product that uses recycled materials. Because wood scraps are a key component, composite decking looks more like wood decking than many plastic varieties, a feature that will aid in its adoption.

Wood decking will continue to account for the majority of decking demand in volume and value terms. However, demand for wood decking is forecast to rise less than one percent annually to 2.7 billion lineal feet in 2016. Advances will be checked by competition from composite and plastic decking, which need less maintenance. Among wood types, tropical hardwoods will see the fastest growth due to their favorable aesthetics and performance properties.

Dominant residential market to rebound

The residential market accounted for 61 percent of decking demand in 2011, a lower share than the historical average. The depressed level of housing completions suppressed demand, as did an unfavorable lending environment for home equity loans, a common method of funding projects such as deck installation and replacement.

Going forward, residential decking demand is forecast to rise at the fastest pace of all markets. Rebounding housing completions will spur gains in the new residential segment and less restrictive credit conditions will support residential improvements and repairs. Moreover, many of these decks will be larger in size, requiring more boards, and will feature such amenities as spas, outdoor kitchens, and dining areas, which will boost the use of railings, benches, and other accessories.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 2.9 billion lineal foot US wood and competitive decking industry, with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material product (e.g., wood, wood-plastic composites, plastic), market (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, nonbuilding construction), application (new construction, improvements and repairs) and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 41 industry competitors, including Georgia-Pacific, Temple-Inland, and Trex.

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  1. Wood & Competitive Decking

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $125.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $118.00

      1. Table | DECKING DEMAND (million lineal feet)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,493.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Trends

        $135.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $184.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $271.00

        1. 3.4.1 Personal Income & Expenditures

          $109.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $146.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2001-2011

      5. 3.5 Construction Trends

        $1,144.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 Building Construction

          $898.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          3. Table | HOUSING COMPLETIONS (thousand units)

          4. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

          5. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          6. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          7. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          8. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 Nonbuilding Construction

          $115.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends & Seasonality

        $110.00

        1. Table | DECKING MARKET, 2001-2011

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $101.00

        1. Table | DECKING PRICES (dollars per lineal foot)

      8. 3.8 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

        $347.00

        1. 3.8.1 Building Codes

          $90.00

        2. 3.8.2 Treated Lumber

          $107.00

        3. 3.8.3 Environmental

          $133.00

      9. 3.9 US-Canadian Softwood Timber Dispute

        $82.00

      10. 3.10 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

      $1,008.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Demand by Volume

        $242.00

        1. Table | DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

        2. 4.2.1 Demand by Material Type

          $120.00

        3. 4.2.2 Demand by Function

          $82.00

      3. 4.3 Demand by Value

        $154.00

        1. Table | DECKING MARKET VALUE BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION (million dollars)

        2. 4.3.1 Demand by Material Type

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.2 Demand by Function

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Volume & Value Demand Comparison

        $82.00

      5. 4.5 Installed Costs

        $113.00

      6. 4.6 Lifecycle Costs

        $277.00

        1. Table | LIFE CYCLE COST COMPARISON BY DECKING MATERIAL (for a 350-square-foot-deck in 2011$)

        2. 4.6.1 Treated Yellow Pine

          $82.00

        3. 4.6.2 Redwood

          $82.00

        4. 4.6.3 Cedar

          $82.00

        5. 4.6.4 Tropical Hardwoods

          $82.00

        6. 4.6.5 Wood-Plastic Composite

          $82.00

        7. 4.6.6 Plastic

          $82.00

      7. 4.7 Competitive Environment

        $100.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL DECKING INDICATORS

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,263.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Wood

        $1,221.00

        1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

        2. 5.2.1 Demand by Volume & Value

          $86.00

        3. 5.2.2 Demand by Function

          $82.00

        4. 5.2.3 Demand by Type

          $829.00

          1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE (million lineal feet)

          2. Table | PRESSURE-TREATED WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION & SPECIES (million lineal feet)

          3. Table | CEDAR DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

          4. Table | REDWOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

          5. Table | TROPICAL HARDWOOD & OTHER WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

        5. 5.2.4 Markets

          $149.00

          1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million lineal feet)

        6. 5.2.5 Installation Methods

          $82.00

          1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD (million lineal feet)

        7. 5.2.6 Suppliers

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Wood-Plastic Composites

        $973.00

        1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

        2. 5.3.1 Demand by Volume & Value

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Demand by Function

          $82.00

        4. 5.3.3 Product Characteristics

          $175.00

        5. 5.3.4 Product Development

          $82.00

        6. 5.3.5 Demand by Material Type

          $221.00

          1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE (million lineal feet)

          2. Table | WOOD-POLYETHYLENE DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

          3. Table | OTHER WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

        7. 5.3.6 Markets

          $135.00

          1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million lineal feet)

        8. 5.3.7 Installation Methods

          $82.00

          1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD (million lineal feet)

        9. 5.3.8 Market Share

          $162.00

      4. 5.4 Plastic & Other

        $1,032.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

        2. 5.4.1 Demand by Volume & Value

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.2 Demand by Function

          $82.00

        4. 5.4.3 Product Characteristics

          $915.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE (million lineal feet)

          2. Table | PLASTIC DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE (million lineal feet)

          3. Table | VINYL DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

          4. Table | POLYETHYLENE & OTHER PLASTICS DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

          5. Table | OTHER DECKING MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION (million lineal feet)

          6. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million lineal feet)

          7. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD (million lineal feet)

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $1,545.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $117.00

        1. Table | DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION (million lineal feet)

      2. 6.2 Residential Buildings

        $862.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

        2. 6.2.1 New

          $98.00

          1. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

        3. 6.2.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $196.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

        4. 6.2.3 Housing Types

          $429.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE (million lineal feet)

          2. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

          3. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

          4. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

      3. 6.3 Nonresidential Buildings

        $248.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

        2. 6.3.1 New

          $82.00

          1. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

        3. 6.3.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

      4. 6.4 Nonbuilding Construction

        $319.00

        1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

        2. 6.4.1 New

          $82.00

          1. Table | NEW NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million lineal feet)

        3. 6.4.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $121.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL (million linear feet)

    7. 7 REGIONS

      $1,602.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $92.00

      2. 7.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

        $404.00

        1. 7.2.1 Population Patterns

          $100.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 7.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $99.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars)

        3. 7.2.3 Regional Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars)

        4. 7.2.4 Housing Trends

          $107.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      3. 7.3 Regional Demand for Decking

        $1,105.00

        1. Table | DECKING DEMAND BY REGION (million lineal feet)

        2. 7.3.1 Northeast

          $216.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million lineal feet)

        3. 7.3.2 Midwest

          $194.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million lineal feet)

        4. 7.3.3 South

          $322.00

          1. Table | SOUTH DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million lineal feet)

        5. 7.3.4 West

          $301.00

          1. Table | WEST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET (million lineal feet)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,703.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $137.00

        1. 8.3.1 Wood Decking

          $82.00

        2. 8.3.2 Composite, Plastic, and Other Decking

          $82.00

          1. Table | US COMPOSITE, PLASTIC, & OTHER DECKING SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      4. 8.4 Product Development

        $133.00

      5. 8.5 Manufacturing

        $133.00

        1. 8.5.1 Wood Decking

          $82.00

        2. 8.5.2 Composite, Plastic, and Other Decking

          $82.00

      6. 8.6 Marketing

        $298.00

        1. 8.6.1 Wood Decking

          $111.00

        2. 8.6.2 Composite, Plastic, & Other Decking

          $128.00

      7. 8.7 Distribution

        $129.00

      8. 8.8 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures

        $100.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 8.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $121.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 8.10 Company Profiles

        $3,367.00

        1. 8.10.1 Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Incorporated

          $142.00

        2. 8.10.2 Associated Materials LLC

          $82.00

        3. 8.10.3 Atrium Corporation

          $84.00

        4. 8.10.4 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $92.00

        5. 8.10.5 BlueLinx Holding Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 8.10.6 Boise Cascade Holdings LLC

          $82.00

        7. 8.10.7 Building Materials Corporation of America

          $82.00

        8. 8.10.8 CPG International Incorporated

          $239.00

        9. 8.10.9 Crane Group

          $82.00

        10. 8.10.10 Deceuninck NV

          $82.00

        11. 8.10.11 Dow Chemical Company

          $82.00

        12. 8.10.12 Eastman Chemical Company

          $82.00

        13. 8.10.13 Fiberon LLC

          $207.00

        14. 8.10.14 Georgia Gulf Corporation

          $129.00

        15. 8.10.15 Gracious Living Corporation

          $82.00

        16. 8.10.16 Green Bay Decking LLC

          $82.00

        17. 8.10.17 Green Diamond Resource Company

          $82.00

        18. 8.10.18 Hood Companies

          $82.00

        19. 8.10.19 Hoover Treated Wood Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 8.10.20 Integrity Composites LLC

          $82.00

        21. 8.10.21 Inteplast Group Limited

          $82.00

        22. 8.10.22 International Paper Company

          $82.00

        23. 8.10.23 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 8.10.24 LB Plastics Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 8.10.25 Lonza Group Limited

          $82.00

        26. 8.10.26 Mendocino Forest Products Company LLC

          $82.00

        27. 8.10.27 N.E.W. Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        28. 8.10.28 Osmose Holdings Incorporated

          $97.00

        29. 8.10.29 Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 8.10.30 Potlatch Corporation

          $82.00

        31. 8.10.31 Rockwood Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        32. 8.10.32 Saint-Gobain

          $127.00

        33. 8.10.33 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $82.00

        34. 8.10.34 TAMKO Building Products Incorporated

          $111.00

        35. 8.10.35 Timber Treatment Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        36. 8.10.36 Trex Company Incorporated

          $128.00

        37. 8.10.37 Universal Forest Products Incorporated

          $185.00

        38. 8.10.38 VEKA AG

          $82.00

        39. 8.10.39 West Fraser Timber Company Limited

          $82.00

        40. 8.10.40 Westlake Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        41. 8.10.41 Weyerhaeuser Company

          $82.00

      11. 8.11 Selected Other Decking Companies

        $164.00

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