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Market Continues Growth

By Craig A Shutt, LBM Journal

Market Continues Growth
Regardless of the material or color, the deck market continues to grow, says Ken Jacobson, a partner with Principia. Composite products are benefiting from the economy’s return, growing at a faster rate today. A combination of tighter budgets and lower lumber prices had earlier pushed consumers toward choosing treated-wood options more often. Now, as the economy rebounds, composites and hardwoods are becoming more popular.


“People are interested in darker colors and more exotic looks,” he says. “The vast majority of decks are still lighter, but darker colors are being used more often to promote deck projects.”

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