When it comes to choosing the right materials for your new deck project, there are many options to consider, like wood, composites, PVC and more. So how do you know you’re choosing the right product for your deck?
Here at Sunburst Construction, we specialize in designing and installing custom decks made with the industry’s leading deck solution: Trex composite decking. So why do we trust Trex over the other products out there?
There are several reasons why Trex is better than other brands on the market, but it all comes down to one thing: quality. Trex decking combines two great materials to make one strong product: Wood for strength and plastic for moisture protection.
Trex is a brand of decking that has grown to be an industry leader with innovative products that are designed with durability in mind. Trex decking and railing products are made from a hearty blend of reclaimed wood and plastic, ensuring that you can still enjoy the natural look and feel of a classic deck while having it protected in a way your old wooden decks never were!
It’s also notably environmentally friendly. Trex composite decking is made with reclaimed wood and recycled plastic so that the environmental impact of their manufacturing process is extremely low-impact.
Trex vs. Wood
Compared to wood, composite decking is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of longevity and maintenance. It requires no painting, staining or sealing, but still gives you that natural look with rich color through every season. And because they exclusively use reclaimed wood for their composite material, Trex hasn’t cut down a single tree to make their decking boards.
In addition to making the most eco-friendly choice, you’re also avoiding the annoying upkeep that comes with a wood deck, like:
- Reapplying paint, stain or sealant at least once per year
- Trying to prevent insect infestations
- Dealing with wood that rots, fades and splinters easily
Trex vs. PVC
PVC is another low-maintenance alternative to wood. Just like composite, PVC can resist side effects caused by elements, like rot, termites, and mold. However, it’s not as environmentally friendly as Trex decking materials nor does it have as high-quality of an appearance.
In addition, PVC decks:
- Are more affected by drastic temperature changes, and can shrink, expand and warp more easily than Trex
- Can more easily stain or fade from contact with sunscreen, bug repellent and rubber mats
- Are more prone to chalking and require a more complicated cleaning process to maintain it’s look over time
And in addition to all these benefits, Trex also has a plethora of design options to choose from! Their decking boards have smooth & textured wood grain finishes and are available in 15 colors and tones with an assortment of railing colors to choose from.
Are you ready to build the outdoor living space you’ve always wanted? Contact the deck design professionals at Sunburst Construction today to get your free estimate!