As summer approaches, much of our attention turns to outdoor living, specifically to enjoying the warm weather. A beautiful deck is the perfect upgrade to a home, it adds value and beauty – and is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer heat. LBM Journal’s April issue focused on Decking, specifically on the forecasted demand for decking and the trends that are being seen in the decking industry. The article emphasizes the need for products with long-term performance and reliability; the priority now is not only appearance but value as well. Low maintenance, cost-efficient, complete packages will lead the market, as most homeowners are willing to spend money on the upgrade if they see the value and are informed about what materials and construction will be used.