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Trex has been paving the way for composite decking materials since 1996. Their innovative manufacturing process allows all of their products to be low maintenance, high-performing, eco-friendly, and absolutely stunning in any outdoor setting. Trex strives to fundamentally change the way we all live outside by reinventing the methods of enjoyment to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Trex customers can do good for the world around them while simultaneously doing good for their own everyday lifestyle. It’s no wonder so many deck owners are satisfied choosing Trex for their primary decking material. 

Beyond Trex’s outstanding functionality and aesthetics, they also offer a 25-year warranty against material defects as well as a 25-year warranty against fading and staining of all products. They’re so sure that Trex materials will last you a long time in great condition that they can provide all of their customers with a guarantee. Trex composite decking materials are perfect for those looking for a low maintenance, weather resistant, customizable, and sustainable product. All Trex decking materials come with a protective shell to prevent weather damage, pests, rot, and decay. The materials greatly resemble real wood, so you don’t have to worry about your deck looking plastic or cheap. With over 20 color and decking and railing options to choose from, there’s no limit to the amount of personality and customization that can be achieved. Trex composite decking materials are manufactured with 95% recycled materials, so your deck can give back to the Earth around it. 

Trex VS. Wood

Wouldn’t it be nice if natural wood was easy to take care of and install? Trex offers all of the benefits of natural wood’s beauty, but without the hassle of upkeep and installation. Everyone loves the look of natural wood, but few are willing to put in the effort to keep it looking new and functioning properly. Most natural wood decking materials will require painting, staining, and sealing on the surface. With Trex, what you see is what you get. Their products are made installation ready and will last years without additional coats and layers of chemicals. Trex was designed with the everyday user in mind. Their high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards can hold-up well against years of sun and harsh environmental exposure without losing their glorious colors. Throughout their 25 years in business, Trex has never sacrificed a single tree. So when considering whether Trex is better than natural wood for decking, it really depends on the amount of attention and maintenance you’re willing to provide, not to mention the costs that come with real wood. With composite decking, you can reap all the rewards of natural wood without having to sacrifice your time and attentiveness to your deck and wallet. 

Trex VS. Early Generation Composite

Composite decking has come a long way since its early days. Trex was initially the business that truly started it all. As such, they’ve evolved their manufacturing and engineering techniques to further benefit consumers and the environment. After their revolutionary breakthrough with the invention of the Trex high-performance, weather-resistant shell, composite decking has taken off and customers have never been more satisfied. Without this shell, early generation composite decking materials don’t come close to comparing with the fade and stain resistance that Trex can guarantee. Early generation composite products are often subject to discoloration and staining over time, require cleaning and general upkeep frequently, and are susceptible to mold, mildew, and scratching. Trex eliminates all of these worries and is the industry leader in composite decking materials all around the globe.

Trex VS. PVC

PVC decking is a low maintenance alternative to natural wood for decking needs. Similarly to composite materials, PVC can resist rot, termites, and mold. Unfortunately though, PVC decking is far less environmentally friendly, as it’s produced from mostly virgin plastics. So although performance-wise, PVC decking may deliver, it’s not the best option out there if you’re looking to help out the ecosystem around you. Trex is composed of 95% recycled materials and provides all that PVC has to offer and more. On top of that, Trex’s materials will also outshine any other product in terms of sustaining its color and form for decades to come. 

If you’re considering building a deck using composite materials, we highly recommend going with Trex as your brand of choice. No one else in the industry comes close to the performance, looks, and sustainability that Trex has to offer. If you need help with any Trex related questions or concerns, give our decking specialists a call to get you started today!