Times have certainly changed for composites. Today, there is high demand for the eco-friendly, low-maintenance decking developed by Trex, and for good reason. Read on to find out why Trex continues to rise in popularity.
The Win-Win Decking Solution
Deck contractors advocate the use of Trex products for building decks. This product uses eco-friendly manufacturing processes and 95% recycled. That means not even a single tree is cut down just to craft this decking product! Trex decking products also do not warp, crack or rot like wood. Most importantly, they don’t attract termites looking for an easy meal! They just furnish your outdoor living areas with great looks that are durable and easy to maintain.
Trex decking products make it easy to create a perfect outdoor oasis for both relaxation and entertaining. Composite decking has improved tremendously over the last twenty years since, with the weather-resistant shell being the crowning achievement. While earlier composite decking had no resistance against fading and staining, Trex high-performance boards are guaranteed against both for years. Deck contractors take pride in the attractive custom-designed outdoor living areas that can be created using Trex boards and railings.
Trex has a ‘Good’, ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ line up in terms of style, color and protection to suit budget and aesthetic requirements of every homeowner. However, all its decking grades provide protective shell technology. Both Deck and Railing products have a 25-year warranty against defects, and the best performance line also has a 25-year fade and stain warranty. Trex wood-alternative decking withstands sun, rain and snow indefinitely, and keeps its rich color, too.
PVC decking materials also resist rot and termites, of course. But produced from newly manufactured plastic, they are hardly environmentally friendly! Just compare that to ultra-green Trex boards.
No painting, staining or sealing is needed. Wood decks, even when pressure-treated wood is used, need constant upkeep. Trex decking has all the beauty of wood, but without all that work. Low maintenance solutions don’t just apply to decking, Trex innovations also apply to railings, outdoor lighting and steel deck framing and other accessories.
Deck contractors find working with Trex products very rewarding. Beyond the boards, your contractor can advise you – or even design in – Trex Outdoor Storage, lighting and even furniture to give your deck a totally coordinated look. Trex fascia and stair risers come in colours to match the various Trex boards to conceal the sometimes unsightly areas seen from the side of the deck. Trex Rain Escape, an under-deck drainage system of troughs and gutters, assists drainage of rain and melting snow from upper level deck boards to keep the patio or decking below safe and dry. And, if the budget extends to it, a Trex Pergola adds charm and some shade.
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