Which Trex is for you?

Which Trex is for you?


THINKING OF A DECK? THINK AHEAD.

When it comes to building a deck, it’s worth thinking long-term. And that’s where this cheat sheet comes in. While some costs are simple, others cost you things more precious…like a lazy lunch with the kids, time with the newspaper, and straight-up patience. Below, we cover the five decision points to help you choose what’s right for you, your backyard and your budget. (Not to mention your weekends.)


1. MATERIAL: WHAT’S IT MADE OF?

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*High-performance composite decking

HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE DECKING

The ultimate in backyard decking, high-performance composite is wrapped in a tough-as-nails finish that keeps the beauty in, and the work out.

PROS
  • Soap-and-water maintenance
  • Fade, stain, scratch and mold resistant
  • Natural wood grain finish and rich color
  • Earth-friendly
  • Fade and stain warranties
  • CONS
  • Often costlier board-for-board

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    *PVC (vinyl) decking

    PVC (VINYL) DECKING

    All plastic material with no organic content makes it low-maintence.

    PROS
  • Stain, scratch, and mold resistant
  • Low maintenance
  • Finished look without painting
  • CONS
  • Tends to squeak and get chalky
  • Not earth-friendly
  • Costlier board-for-board