Spotlight on Trex Decking Material: A Superior Choice For Your Next Deck

When it comes to selecting decking materials for your home, the decision goes far beyond just the surface. For as much as people care about the aesthetics and visual quality of their deck, the true quality of your deck goes deeper. 

It has to do with the quality of the material, the producer’s commitments, and how it stands up against other popular choices. Today, we’re shining our spotlight on a decking material that does all of that, and more: Trex Decking. 

With over 100 years of service in the central Maryland area, we’ve seen firsthand the evolution of decking materials and are proud to spotlight the advantages of Trex composite decking. 

Whether you’re building your first deck or looking to upgrade your existing deck, you’re going to want to stick around and read why Trex is increasingly popular among homeowners.

Getting To Know Trex Decking

The rise of composite decking has brought about a significant transformation in outdoor living spaces. 

Composite decking, a blend of wood fibers and recycled plastics, offers homeowners the beauty of wood without the high maintenance. Among the leaders in this innovative field is Trex, a brand renowned for its high-performance and aesthetically pleasing decking solutions

But how does it stack up against other decking materials, like wood and PBV? And just how much work are you going to have to do to maintain it? We’ve got the answers just below.

Why Choose Trex Decking

Durability and Longevity

Trex decking is engineered to outlast and outperform traditional wood and other composite materials. 

Unlike wood, Trex does not rot, split, swell, twist, or fade. It withstands harsh weather conditions, from blazing summers to icy winters, maintaining its integrity and appearance year after year.

Low Maintenance

One of the most appealing features of Trex decking is its low maintenance. Forget about the annual hassle of sanding, staining, and sealing. 

A simple cleaning with soap and water or a quick power wash is all it takes to keep your Trex deck looking new. 

This ease of maintenance saves you time and money over the deck’s lifespan.

Eco-Friendly Choice

Trex’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its products, which are made from 95% recycled materials. 

By using reclaimed wood and recycled plastic film, Trex not only helps reduce landfill waste but also avoids the need to cut down trees for decking material, making it an environmentally responsible choice for homeowners.

Trex vs. Other Decking Materials

Trex vs. Wood

Wood decks may offer a classic look, but they come with a plethora of maintenance issues and environmental concerns. 

Wood is prone to rotting, cracking, and fading and requires frequent, costly upkeep. 

In contrast, Trex provides a durable, low-maintenance alternative that mimics the beauty of wood without the drawbacks.

Trex vs. PVC

While PVC decking is also low maintenance, it is not quite as environmentally friendly as Trex. 

PVC often includes virgin plastics, which increase environmental footprint. Trex, with its high recycled content, offers a more sustainable decking solution.

Trex vs. Early-Generation Composites

Trex has significantly advanced beyond early-generation composites. Early composites were susceptible to staining, fading, and scratching. 

Today’s Trex decking features a high-performance, weather-resistant shell that maintains its color and finish far longer than its predecessors.

Trex’s Commitment to the Environment

Trex’s dedication to sustainability is integral to its operations and products. This commitment prevents over a billion pounds of plastic and wood scrap from entering landfills each year, in addition to their involvement in various recycling programs that stimulate the collection of plastic waste, which directly contributes to their raw materials.

Moreover, Trex’s manufacturing process is carefully designed to minimize environmental impact. The company uses some of the most eco-friendly manufacturing processes in the decking industry, eliminating the use of harmful chemicals and reducing factory waste. This approach extends to their supply chain, where Trex ensures that approximately 95% of their suppliers are based in the U.S. and adhere to responsible environmental practices. 

By participating in the U.S. Green Building Council and contributing to LEED projects, Trex also influences the wider construction industry towards more sustainable practices. Their products can contribute up to five LEED points, enhancing a project’s sustainability rating and supporting clients in achieving their green building goals. 

All that, and you get a fine-looking deck, too!

Exploring the Trex Product Line

  • Trex Transcend – This premium option offers unmatched durability and a variety of vibrant, multi-tonal colors. It’s engineered for superior resistance to fading, staining, scratching, and mold.
  • Trex Select – Perfect for those seeking a balance between cost and quality, Trex Select comes in five nature-inspired colors and offers a durable, splinter-free finish.
  • Trex Enhance – For affordability and aesthetics that mimic natural wood, Trex Enhance is the go-to choice. It offers ease of installation and minimal maintenance, available in several attractive colors.

Additional Trex Products for Outdoor Living

Trex’s innovation extends to a range of outdoor living products, including hidden fastening systems like Trex Hideaway and other decking accessories that enhance the aesthetics and functionality of your deck.

Check Out Trex Decking For Yourself At Johnson Lumber

Discover why more homeowners are choosing Trex for a beautiful, long-lasting, and eco-friendly outdoor living space. 
To experience the quality and durability of Trex Decking materials firsthand, visit Johnson Lumber at one of our lumber yards in Edgewater or Millersville. Or, if you have any questions about starting your decking project, feel free to send us a message here and our team will be back to you shortly.

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