Wood & Competitive Decking

Decking demand in the US will be spurred by rebounding residential building construction activity and continuing interest in decks to add leisure space and improve property values.

US demand to rise 2.4% annually through 2018

US demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent per year through 2018 to 3.5 billion lineal feet, valued at $6.5 billion. Demand will rebound from the lackluster performance during the 2008-2013 period, when a contraction in new housing construction caused a sharp drop in new deck installations and a less favorable lending environment caused homeowners to put off or cancel deck renovation projects. Through 2018, decking demand will be spurred by rebounding residential building construction activity and continuing interest in decks to add leisure space and improve property values.

Plastic & wood-plastic decking to grow fastest

Among product types, plastic and wood-plastic composite materials are forecast to see the fastest gains going forward. Consumers will increasingly opt for these products because of their low maintenance requirements and long lifespans. Plastic decking demand will rise at a double-digit annual pace through 2018, fueled by strong consumer interest in cellular PVC decking, which offers a grain and surface texture similar to natural wood. Demand for composite lumber decking will be boosted by the rising use of capstock-coated decking, which looks like natural wood and provides enhanced protection against mold growth and premature degradation.

Wood decking will continue to account for the majority of demand in volume and value terms. However, wood decking demand is forecast to grow much more slowly than that for composite and plastic lumber, rising 1.1 percent annually to 2.8 billion lineal feet in 2018. Demand for wood decking will be supported by the material’s low cost and the large installed base of wood decks, as some consumers will be reluctant to switch materials when renovating decks.

Rebound in new housing to drive residential market

The residential market was the largest end use for decking in 2013, with three-fifths of demand. Through 2018, residential decking demand is projected to advance 2.7 percent annually. In the new housing segment, a rapid rebound in housing completions will drive gains. Residential improvement and repair decking demand will be supported by rising home values and a more favorable lending environment that will make it easier for homeowners to obtain the home equity loans often used to finance deck installation and renovation projects. Demand will also be supported by design trends that call for houses with larger decks featuring such amenities as outdoor kitchens and firepits, hot tubs, and areas for seating and gathering. These decks will require not only more deck boards but also such accessories as railings and stairs.

Study coverage

Details on these and other findings are contained in the Freedonia industry study, Wood & Competitive Decking. It presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013, with forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by product (e.g., wood, wood-plastic composite, plastic), market (e.g., residential, nonresidential, nonbuilding construction), application (new construction, improvement and repairs) and US region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 42 industry competitors, including Georgia-Pacific, Trex and AZEK Building Products.

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  1. Wood & Competitive Decking

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $122.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $105.00

      1. Table | DECKING DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,328.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Trends

        $185.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

        $233.00

        1. 3.4.1 Consumer Spending

          $108.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

          $109.00

          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2003-2013

      5. 3.5 Construction Trends

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        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Building Construction

          $781.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          3. Table | HOUSING COMPLETIONS

          4. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE

          5. CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2013

          6. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

          7. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          8. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK

          9. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.5.2 Nonbuilding Construction

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          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION STOCK

      6. 3.6 Historical Market Trends & Seasonality

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        1. Table | DECKING MARKET, 2003-2013

        2. CHART II-2 DECKING DEMAND GROWTH, 2004-2013

      7. 3.7 Pricing

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        1. Table | DECKING PRICES

      8. 3.8 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

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        1. 3.8.1 Building Codes

          $113.00

        2. 3.8.2 Treated Lumber

          $115.00

        3. 3.8.3 Environmental

          $134.00

      9. 3.9 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Demand by Volume

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        1. Table | DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION

        2. 4.2.1 Demand by Material Type

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        3. 4.2.2 Demand by Function

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      3. 4.3 Demand by Value

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        1. Table | DECKING MARKET VALUE BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION

        2. 4.3.1 Demand by Material Type

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        3. 4.3.2 Demand by Function

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      4. 4.4 Volume & Value Demand Comparison

        $82.00

        1. CHART III-1 DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL, 2013

      5. 4.5 Installed Costs

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        1. CHART III-2 AVERAGE INSTALLED COSTS FOR SELECTED DECKING MATERIALS, 2013

      6. 4.6 Lifecycle Costs

        $328.00

        1. Table | LIFE CYCLE COST COMPARISON BY DECKING MATERIAL*

        2. 4.6.1 Treated Southern 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

        $104.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL DECKING INDICATORS

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $3,671.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Wood

        $1,356.00

        1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        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

          $922.00

          1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | PRESSURE-TREATED WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION & SPECIES

          3. Table | CEDAR DECKING DEMAND

          4. Table | REDWOOD DECKING DEMAND

          5. Table | TROPICAL HARDWOOD & OTHER WOOD DECKING DEMAND

        5. 5.2.4 Markets

          $174.00

          1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

        6. 5.2.5 Installation Methods

          $88.00

          1. Table | WOOD DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD

        7. 5.2.6 Suppliers

          $82.00

      3. 5.3 Wood-Plastic Composite

        $1,068.00

        1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        2. 5.3.1 Demand by Volume & Value

          $82.00

        3. 5.3.2 Demand by Function

          $82.00

        4. 5.3.3 Demand by Surface Treatment

          $147.00

          1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY SURFACE TREATMENT

        5. 5.3.4 Product Characteristics

          $124.00

        6. 5.3.5 Product Development

          $82.00

        7. 5.3.6 Demand by Material Type

          $189.00

          1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE

          2. Table | WOOD-POLYETHYLENE DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        8. 5.3.7 Markets

          $145.00

          1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

        9. 5.3.8 Installation Methods

          $87.00

          1. Table | WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD

        10. 5.3.9 Market Share

          $140.00

          1. CHART IV-1 WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE DECKING MARKET SHARE, 2013

      4. 5.4 Plastic & Other

        $1,184.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        2. 5.4.1 Demand by Volume & Value

          $82.00

        3. 5.4.2 Demand by Function

          $82.00

        4. 5.4.3 Demand by Material Type

          $876.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE

          2. Table | PLASTIC DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE

          3. Table | VINYL DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION

          4. Table | VINYL DECKING DEMAND BY TYPE

          5. Table | POLYETHYLENE & OTHER PLASTICS DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL & FUNCTION

          6. CHART IV-2 PLASTIC DECKING MARKET SHARE, 2013

          7. Table | OTHER DECKING MATERIALS DEMAND BY FUNCTION

        5. 5.4.4 Markets

          $122.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

        6. 5.4.5 Installation Methods

          $82.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC & OTHER DECKING DEMAND BY INSTALLATION METHOD

    6. 6 MARKETS

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      1. 6.1 General

        $120.00

        1. Table | DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION

        2. CHART V-1 DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 6.2 Residential

        $955.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

        2. 6.2.1 New

          $117.00

          1. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        3. 6.2.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $235.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        4. 6.2.3 Housing Types

          $479.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE

          2. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

          3. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

          4. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

      3. 6.3 Nonresidential

        $279.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

        2. 6.3.1 New

          $96.00

          1. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        3. 6.3.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

      4. 6.4 Nonbuilding Construction

        $336.00

        1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DECKING DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL

        2. 6.4.1 New

          $82.00

          1. Table | NEW NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

        3. 6.4.2 Improvements & Repairs

          $122.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL

    7. 7 REGIONS

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      1. 7.1 General

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      2. 7.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Activity

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        1. 7.2.1 Population Patterns

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          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION

        2. 7.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $124.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

        3. 7.2.3 Construction Activity

          $93.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION

        4. 7.2.4 Housing Trends

          $114.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS

      3. 7.3 Regional Demand for Decking

        $1,307.00

        1. Table | DECKING DEMAND BY REGION

        2. CHART VI-1 DECKING DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        3. 7.3.1 Northeast

          $265.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        4. 7.3.2 Midwest

          $282.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        5. 7.3.3 South

          $368.00

          1. Table | SOUTH DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

        6. 7.3.4 West

          $309.00

          1. Table | WEST DECKING DEMAND BY SUBREGION & MARKET

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,474.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $147.00

        1. 8.3.1 Wood

          $82.00

        2. 8.3.2 Composite, Plastic, & Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | US COMPOSITE, PLASTIC, & OTHER DECKING SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      4. 8.4 Product Development

        $108.00

      5. 8.5 Manufacturing

        $134.00

        1. 8.5.1 Wood

          $82.00

        2. 8.5.2 Composite, Plastic, & Other

          $82.00

      6. 8.6 Marketing

        $294.00

        1. 8.6.1 Wood

          $121.00

        2. 8.6.2 Composite, Plastic, & Other

          $115.00

      7. 8.7 Distribution

        $159.00

      8. 8.8 Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      9. 8.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $117.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 8.10 Company Profiles

        $3,123.00

        1. 8.10.1 Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Incorporated

          $127.00

        2. 8.10.2 Associated Materials LLC

          $82.00

        3. 8.10.3 Atrium Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 8.10.4 Axiall Corporation

          $82.00

        5. 8.10.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $82.00

        6. 8.10.6 BlueLinx Holding Incorporated

          $82.00

        7. 8.10.7 Boise Cascade Company

          $84.00

        8. 8.10.8 CPG International LLC

          $154.00

        9. 8.10.9 Crane Group Company

          $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

          $202.00

        14. 8.10.14 Gracious Living Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 8.10.15 Green Bay Decking LLC

          $82.00

        16. 8.10.16 Green Diamond Resource Company

          $82.00

        17. 8.10.17 Hood Companies

          $82.00

        18. 8.10.18 Hoover Treated Wood Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        19. 8.10.19 Integrity Composites LLC

          $82.00

        20. 8.10.20 Inteplast Group Limited

          $82.00

        21. 8.10.21 International Paper Company

          $82.00

        22. 8.10.22 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 8.10.23 Koppers Holdings 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 NyloBoard LLC

          $82.00

        29. 8.10.29 Osmose Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 8.10.30 Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 8.10.31 Potlatch Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 8.10.32 Rockwood Holdings Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 8.10.33 Saint-Gobain

          $101.00

        34. 8.10.34 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $158.00

        35. 8.10.35 TAMKO Building Products Incorporated

          $89.00

        36. 8.10.36 Timber Treatment Technologies LLC

          $82.00

        37. 8.10.37 Trex Company Incorporated

          $125.00

        38. 8.10.38 Universal Forest Products Incorporated

          $201.00

        39. 8.10.39 VEKA AG

          $83.00

        40. 8.10.40 West Fraser Timber Company Limited

          $82.00

        41. 8.10.41 Westlake Chemical Corporation

          $82.00

        42. 8.10.42 Weyerhaeuser Company

          $82.00

      11. 8.11 Selected Other Decking Companies

        $195.00

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