Over the years, decking and railing has been a steady performer in the repair and remodel segment. Homeowner desire for outdoor living topped the list of exterior home improvement projects in research conducted by Principia. The survey shows 66% of respondents recently completed (in the past 12 months) or plan to build or replace a deck in the next 12 months, followed by patios at 51% of respondents, painting (41%), window replacement (31%) and roofing replacement (26%) to round out the top five project types (Note: multiple responses were permitted in the survey with nearly 600 homeowners).

Read the entire article: Beat the Box Stores at Decking, LBM Journal – October 2015