What Makes Trex an Ideal Decking Material?

July 2nd, 2018 Category: Decks

If you are in the market to add a deck onto your home, or replace an existing one, you have some big decisions to make. Composite decking, such as Trex, has made a big impact in the decking market in recent years, replacing wood as the go-to material.

But what is so great about Trex? Let’s look at some of the benefits of Trex that make it outshine traditional wood.


One of the biggest things that attracts homeowners to Trex decking is its durability. Trex decking can last up to thirty years or more, while traditional wood decks last about fifteen years. Trex decking does not wear the same way traditional wood does and as a result, will last at least twice as long when exposed to the elements. Wood decks fade, splinter, and rot over time, while Trex remains nearly untouched.


Wood decks require periodic maintenance to keep them in tip top shape. They fade over time so they will need to be refinished and re-stained during their lifespan. Trex decking does not fade or splinter so it will not need to be refinished, and even comes with a warranty for any fading and splintering. The only maintenance Trex needs is periodic cleaning, which can be done with a power washer.


Because Trex is a composite material, it has been designed to come in a wide variety of colors and finishes to mimic different types of natural and stained wood. Trex has the look and feel of wood, without any of the drawbacks such as fading and splintering.

If you want a particular stain on your deck to match your house, choosing a Trex product in that color will ensure your deck remains the color you want, without any upkeep over the coming years.

When it comes to lasting quality, Trex is a great option for your deck. Traditional wood will require more upkeep during its considerably shorter lifespan, and while Trex may be more of an investment upfront, it will more than pay for itself over the 30 plus years you have your deck.

At Outdoor Specialties we are experts in our field and we’d love to talk with you about your deck project, and answer any questions you may have about different decking materials. We are a Trex decking contractor in Maryland and we’d love to discuss the benefits of Trex with you to help you make your decision. Give us a call today to get started!

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Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

Harford County: Aberdeen (21001), Abingdon (21009), Bel Air (21014, 21015), Darlington (21034), Edgewood (21040), Forest Hill (21050), Jarrettsville (21084), Joppa (21085), Pylesville (21132), Whiteford (21160), White Hall (21161)

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