As the warmer months approach, it’s time to start thinking about transforming your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking to host barbecues or simply relax in the sun, a deck is a perfect addition to any home. But with so many decking options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your needs.
If you’re looking for a durable, low-maintenance, and eco-friendly decking option, Trex Decking is the way to go (especially in Wisconsin’s challenging weather). In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at Trex Decking, its benefits, installation process, and maintenance tips.
BENEFITS OF TREX DECKING:
Durability: Trex Decking is made from a composite material that is highly resistant to wear and tear, and can withstand extreme weather conditions. This means you won’t have to worry about fading, splintering, or warping over time. In fact, Trex is the original composite deck so they know a thing or two about it.
Low-maintenance: Unlike traditional wood decking, Trex Decking doesn’t require staining, sealing, or painting. A simple soap-and-water cleaning is all that’s needed to keep your deck looking new for years to come.
Eco-friendly: Trex Decking is made from 95% recycled materials, making it a sustainable choice for the environment.
Versatility: Trex Decking comes in a variety of colors and textures, allowing you to create a customized look that complements your home’s style.
Railing components: Another advantage of Trex decking is that Trex also makes deck railings. Designed and manufactured to aesthetically fit with their decking material, Trex offers a variety of options for homeowners and contractors to easily pair both decking and railings for a designer-picked look.
TYPES OF TREX DECKING:
Trex Transcend: This is the highest quality and most durable type of Trex decking, featuring a protective shell that resists fading, staining, and mold.
Trex Select: This type of Trex decking is ideal for those on a budget, as it offers the same low-maintenance benefits as Trex Transcend at a lower cost.
Trex Enhance: This type of Trex decking is perfect for those who want a natural wood look without the maintenance requirements of traditional wood decking.
Stop into your local Chase Lumber and we’ll review all the options and help you choose what’s best for your deck.
Plan and prepare: Before installing Trex decking, it’s important to plan the layout of your deck and prepare the substructure. This includes ensuring the foundation is level and using proper joist spacing.
Install the frame: Once the substructure is prepared, install the frame of your deck using the appropriate hardware and fasteners.
Install the Trex decking: With the frame in place, you can now install the Trex decking by attaching it to the frame using clips and screws.
Stop into your local Chase Lumber and we’ll help you with the planning, appropriate hardware and fasteners and tools that’ll make the job easier.
Regular cleaning: Trex Decking only requires a simple soap-and-water cleaning to keep it looking new. Avoid using harsh chemicals or pressure washing, as this can damage the surface.
Remove stains promptly: If you spill food or drink on your Trex Decking, it’s important to clean it up promptly to prevent staining.
Avoid heat damage: While Trex Decking is highly resistant to heat, it’s still important to avoid placing hot objects directly on the surface.
A COUPLE OF FAQs:
Q: How long does Trex Decking last?
A: Trex Decking can last up to 25 years with proper maintenance.
Q: Is Trex Decking expensive?
A: While Trex Decking may be more expensive than traditional wood decking upfront, its low-maintenance requirements and durability make it a cost-effective choice in the long run.
To learn more about your decking options from design ideas, to products and materials, to more tips on construction and installation, stop in and talk to one of our decking experts. And let’s get you enjoying your outdoor space like never before.