Trex Composite Decking
Trex is a low-maintenance alternative to wood decks. The materials in Trex decks are a wood and plastic combination. This material combination allows for the beautiful look of wood, but in a more contemporary and elegant manner. Trex deck contractor customers can enjoy the beautiful appearance of a wood deck without the worry of maintenance of age related wear.
Trex decks come in a variety of finishes that can match the look of any type of wood. Artificial deck materials are more costly initially than wood, but don’t require ongoing maintenance like wood does. As installation is complete, what you see is what it will look like for the life of the deck. While you should wash it regularly you’ll never have to reseal or refinish it.
Our high-performance Trex composite deck boards are engineered to resist fading, scratches and stains, and eliminate time-consuming maintenance. So that means you’ll never have to sand and stain wood decking ever again.
Trex vs. Wood
Designed with lasting beauty, incredible durability and easy maintenance, there’s no compromising with high-performance Trex composite decking. We compare Trex against other types of wood decking for a head-to-head comparison that proves Trex outdecks outlasts and outperforms.
Everyone loves the natural look of wood but hates all the painting, staining and sealing. Wood decks of all types, including pressure-treated wood, cedar or redwood, require extensive upkeep. Trex was designed with the beauty of wood decking but without all the maintenance.
Our high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, Santa Ana heat, and cold winter rain, while keeping their rich color. So when comparing composite decking vs. wood, there’s no competition.
Trex Deck Boards:
Newer-generation Trex deck boards (Trex Transcend®, Trex Enhance®, Trex Select®, Trex Contour®) are manufactured with a high-performance shell that wraps around three sides of the composite board to protect it from the elements. This provides resistance to fading, staining, scratching and mold. In addition to improved performance, the shell technology offers:
- Easier maintenance: requiring only an occasional cleaning with soap and water or a pressure washer.
- Enhanced aesthetics: richer, long-lasting color palettes and natural wood grain patterns.
- Incremental warranty protection: a 25-year limited residential fade and stain warranty.
- Made of 95% recycled materials.
- Will not rot, splinter or crack.
- Termite proof.
- Available in wide range of fade-resistant colors.
- All natural beauty of wood without all the hassles.
Wood Deck Boards:
- Needs seasonal painting, staining, and sealing.
- Becomes a safety hazard when it rots, splits and splinters.
- Fades and stains easily, showing every spill and scuff.
- Insects can cause extensive structural damage.
- Contributes to cutting down trees that local wildlife depend on for food and shelter.
Trex creates the beauty of wood decking but without all of the maintenance headaches of wood. Wood decking doesn’t age well. Whereas Trex guarantees that after 25 years our decking will still look and feel great. Especially when using a Trex deck contractor for correct installation. So when comparing composite decking to wood, there’s no comparison. Why would you ever choose wood?
Trex vs. Wood: Battle of the Dirty Decks – The Trexperts
Paul Lafrance and Kate Campbell of HGTV’s acclaimed show “Decked Out” go head-to-head in this episode of the Trexperts Series. Watch as they try to clean two totally dirty decks. One wood and one Trex composite decking in order to determine which is the easiest to maintain.
Trex Respects Mother Nature Eco-Friendly Decking
Trex builds its business on perfection of wood-alternative composite decking. They make eco-friendly composite decks from an innovative blend of 95% recycled wood and plastic film. The company uses some of the most earth-friendly manufacturing processes in the country, reclaiming factory waste and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our decks and know that we’ve done our part.
The Big Picture: Recycling is a Beautiful Thing
Trex works along with other U.S. Green Building Council members to transform the way building and communities are designed, built and operated with the goal of creating environmentally and socially responsible spaces that improve the quality of life. As one of the largest plastic film recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic film and wood from landfills each year. So in addition to contributing to a healthier environment, our eco-friendly recycled decking also contributes to your good karma.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHY is TREX BETTER THAN WOOD?
Trex products offer superior durability and performance that you can’t get from wood. Trex decking resists termites, won’t rot, warp, or splinter-and never needs staining or painting. What’s more, Trex decking is made from 95% recycled materials: That’s an eco-friendly decking choice you can feel great about. When it comes to Trex vs. wood, there’s more to the story than the upfront price. While wood may be cheaper on installation day, it could end up costing you far more in in the following years. Trex means quality, beauty and minimal maintenance, saving you time, money and everything that comes with a call to the handyman. Plus, the high-performance composite shell of Trex makes it a more durable surface overall.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY TREX DECK?
Trex decking is designed for a low-maintenance experience. So a simple soap-and-water clean is all it takes.
Why IS TREX MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WOOD?
While most of the raw materials used in making Trex are recycled, these materials are carefully processed to ensure the highest level of quality and performance. The end result is decking that performs better than wood, lowering your cost over time through lesser maintenance.
WHAT IS THE LIFETIME VALUE OF TREX?
With pressure-treated wood decks, maintenance costs add up over time. Although Trex costs more initially, you’ll never have to sand, stain or paint your Trex deck. Over the life of your deck, those reduced maintenance costs add up to a greater value than wood. Not to mention the value of the added time spent enjoying your deck rather than working on it.
About Trex Company
Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,000 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com.
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HK Construction is always happy to answer any questions you have. Because our desire is to provide you with the best reputable, knowledgeable & experienced Trex deck contractor for your home remodel project. Call us today for a free on site bid and/or construction consultation. 858-748-6580.
Company: HK Construction, Inc.
Owner: Marc Gieselmann, Owner
Location: Poway, CA
Serving all of San Diego and North San Diego County.