Decks continue to be a must-have option for new homes built in New England, according to the Census Bureau's Survey of Construction. More than 69% of homes built in the New England states in 2015 included a deck, compared to only 19% of new homes in the south Atlantic states. Nationwide, of the 714,500 single-family homes started in 2015, 23% included decks, compared to the 64% that included porches. A survey of NAHB remodelers found that more than a quarter of them reported that adding a deck to a home was a common project for them.

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