The Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts normal to hotter-than-normal temperatures in 15 of 16 U.S. regions, and normal rainfall or drier conditions in 12 regions. Hot, dry weather throughout most of the country bodes well for more homeowners wanting to enhance their outdoor living areas.
Dealers and builders are preparing for this demand by offering a simplified buying process for outdoor living products. To maximize the sell price of each job, more dealers are stocking decking materials that are designed to work together, such as complementary railings, deck lights and deck fasteners. The goal is to make it easy for builders and homeowners to find all of their outdoor living products in one place.