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If you’re looking for functionality, durability and beauty in your outdoor living space, then building a deck with Trex is the ideal option for you. Trex is the world’s most popular brand of composite decking, a fantastic alternative to wood decking for its low maintenance and superior quality.

The first company to pioneer, patent and produce composite decking back in 1996, Trex has remained the industry leader in composite decking and wins awards for their products 25 years on. Aside from their high-quality decks, Trex guarantees a 25-year residential warranty provided that your decking has been properly installed. The best way to ensure that your warranty is not voided is to find Trex contractors near you with the necessary knowledge and special tools.

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What makes Trex composite decking better than wood?

When researching the best materials to build your dream decking, there are two main alternatives on the market: composite decking and wood. Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

Trex:

There are many advantages to building a Trex deck:

  • Trex is world-famous for the durability of its new-generation boards, thanks to their protective shell which covers the composite board underneath. The high-performance boards withstand weather conditions much better than wood – come scorching sun or pouring rain your decking will remain good as new, so you can enjoy your outdoor zone for longer. Trex decks are also mould and mildew-proof and termite-proof.

  • Trex decks are designed to be low maintenance, with no sanding, staining or painting required to keep them looking good. They can be cleaned with a power washer or simply with soap and water.

  • With 20 fade-resistant colours available, Trex decks are ideal for any project concept. Trex’s 25 year warranty also covers your deck against fading.

  • A great eco-friendly alternative, Trex decking is made of 95% recycled materials – reclaimed wood, sawdust and plastic – a much higher percentage than other composite decks. Every 500 square foot Trex deck contains more than 140,000 recycled plastic bags.

The main disadvantage is the price of a Trex deck, which is more expensive than wood. However, once you factor in the continual maintenance required for wood decking, the initial cost of Trex decking balances out. Another downside is that certain Trex boards are up to 70% heavier than their wood counterparts. Looking up ‘Trex deck installers near me’ is your best bet, as the professional masters will do all the heavy lifting for you!

Wood:

Wood decking is very high maintenance, and requires constant care to avoid not just aesthetic concerns but also safety hazards. 

  • Wood scratches and stains easily and tends to splinter, warp and crack. 

  • To keep it looking good, wood decking needs annual staining, repainting, cleaning or resealing. 

  • Weather damage or insect damage can mean that the decking boards need replacement. 

  • Whilst wood may seem like the eco-friendly alternative due to its natural materials, wood decking actually contributes to deforestation.

Trex decking collections

If you would like to build a Trex deck, there are three new-generation collections to browse depending on your budget and preferences:

  1. Trex Transcend

  2. Trex Enhance

  3. Trex Select

What is Trex Transcend Composite Decking?

Trex Transcend is Trex’s top-of-the-range series. Transcend boards have a deep wood-grain pattern, three-side shell protection against the elements, and are offered in a range of eight colours in two styles to suit any project you have in mind. The Premium Tropical collection includes Havana Gold, Island Mist, Lava Rock, Spiced Rum, Tiki Torch, and the Classic Earth Tones range consists of Gravel Path, Rope Swing, and Vintage Lantern. Transcend boards are available in 1 or 2-inch thickness.

What is Trex Enhance Composite Decking?

Trex Enhance comes in two grades: Enhance Naturals and Enhance Basics. Boards in the Enhance collection are scalloped and lightweight in comparison to Transcend or Select decking, so if you plan to fit your Trex deck yourself (rather than find a builder near you) then the Enhance range is probably your best bet. Bear in mind that Enhance decking only comes in a 1-inch thickness.

Trex Enhance Naturals

If you’re looking for an authentic wood-grain aesthetic then this is the ideal mid-range collection for you. The natural, muted colours of these high-performance boards include Coastal Bluff, Foggy Harbour, Rocky Wharf and Toasted Sand.

Trex Enhance Basics

For quality and low-maintenance boards at a lower price, Trex Enhance Basics is a great option – this is Trex’s most affordable collection. However, there are only three colours of board in this collection: Beach Dune, Clam Shell and Saddle.

What is Trex Select Decking?

Trex Select is perfect for those who want a luxury look and stylish outdoor zone on a budget. The quality of Trex Select’s mid-range boards does not match that of Trex Transcend and is slightly more prone to scratching, but is covered by Trex’s 25 year warranty regardless. There are five colours in the Select line-up – Madeira, Pebble Grey, Saddle, Winchester Grey and Woodland Brown – and you can choose from 1 or 2-inch thickness boards.

Where can I find Trex deck builders near me?

If you live in Ontario and have searched for ‘Trex decking contractors near me’, then no doubt you will have come across Delta Decks.

Delta Decks ticks all the boxes: we are one of the most experienced Trex builders in Canada and received our Trex deck builder certification nearly 15 years ago. As we have mentioned, Trex boards require special skill for correct installation so as not to void your warranty. We have the right tools, the right knowledge, and the professional Trex deck contractors to ensure that you can enjoy your outdoor living space for decades to come.  

At Delta Decks we have a showroom carrying all the Trex decking materials (including the three ranges detailed above), as well as our own stock of Trex decking products which allows our clients to take advantage of the volume pricing that we secure. Contact us for more information and to find a Trex contractor near you today!

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
Jarred Price, Toronto
I appreciate the great service and also the highly affordable fee. I am thankful for their assistance.
Alexis, Toronto
The builders were talented and patient enough to accomplish the intricate design that we had planned for our deck. They used only the best materials, but they did stay within our budget.
Tee, Burlington

Burlington. Needed my front and rear decks replaced. Nicky Crone of Delta Decks West was my sole contact and builder. She was very professional and responsive. She clearly knew her stuff and added some great ideas rather than pushing expensive alternatives like some other companies i engaged. Very responsive to both email and phone, delivered on dates and quality. Certainly took pride in providing solutions to a few issues discovered while demo'ing. Workmanship was top notch, happily fixed one item that was not ideal in the build. Slightly higher quote than others but you can buy with confidence. Very happy.

310 sq. ft. cedar deck, stairs, fascia, skirt, cedar and aluminum balusters, bench. 45 sq. ft. cedar front porch, stairs, fascia, skirt, all cedar balusters.

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