The numbers look good for the decking industry in Remodeling magazine's "Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report 2006," an annual Hanley Wood publication that compares the amount homeowners paid for various remodeling projects with what those improvements added to the resale price of the house. In the study, the cost of a deck addition is based on a 16x20 deck constructed with composite decking, pressure-treated joists, 4x4 posts, and concrete footings. Features include a bench, a planter, a three-step stair, and matching railing. On average, U.S. homeowners can expect to recoup more than 75 percent of what they pay for such