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Article Title: Demand for composite, PVC decking to rise
By: Brae Canlen
Publication: Home Channel News, 11/8/2012
Freedonia Study: Wood & Competitive Decking (2959)

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U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4% annually, according to a study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry market research firm. 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 their outdoor leisure space.
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Article Title: Planning Guide: Wood Decks
By: Merv Kaufman
Publication: BobVila, 5/31/2013
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Deck building is on the rise. According to a 2011 report by The Freedonia Group, leading business researchers, “U.S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.7 percent annually through 2014.”
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Article Title: Plastic decking to see double-digit growth
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Publication: Plastics News, 11/8/2012
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Wood decking will remain the market leader, accounting for 2.73 billion linear feet of material by 2016 out of a total U.S. market of 3.3 billion linear feet. But wood decking demand will grow only 0.9 percent annually between 2011 and 2016, according to the report, “Wood & Competitive Decking,” from Cleveland-based Freedonia Group Inc.
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Article Title: Decked out for summer: Three easy tips for making your dream deck a reality Read more: The Daily Ho
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Publication: The Daily Home, 6/4/2013
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At one time decks were only made of wood; the only question was which species to use. Today's homeowners have a much wider choice of materials, including engineered decking and railing systems. One material quickly growing in popularity is wood-plastic composite decking, according to the Freedonia Group market research firm. Read more: The Daily Home - Decked out for summer Three easy tips for making your dream deck a reality
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