There certainly are similarities between Trex and traditional composite decking, but there are differences as well. Here at North American Deck and Patio LLC, we work with a lot of Trex and composite decking, and wanted to talk about them today, and which one is right for your Maryland home.
Composite Decking Came First
Composite decking first became available over 20 years ago, and immediately became a popular decking option. Wood decking has always been a good option, but many avoid it due to splinters. Composite decking allowed homeowners to have a deck that looked like wood, but wouldn’t splinter. It remains to this day a solid option, but it also has some drawbacks. Composite can stain, and can get scratched, so over time your deck may deteriorate.
Trex decking material is one of, if not the, strongest and longest lasting decking material on the market today. It’s easily maintained, only requiring an occasional cleaning with soap and water, and will maintain its color and grain pattern much longer than traditional composite decking. Trex is essentially a progression of traditional composite decking, an upgrade.
Which Decking Material is Right for Me?
Obviously, this is a personalized question, so there is no “right answer” to this question. Maybe Trex is right for you, or perhaps composite decking, or maybe you want a real classic wood look. It all depends on what you want your deck’s design to look like, and how you want it to mesh with your home and yard.
Consult with an Experienced Maryland Deck Building Company
If you’re looking to build a new deck onto your Maryland home, or need some repairs, get into contact with us at North American Deck and Patio LLC. Give us a call to request a free consultation, and someone from our team will be able to walk you through all of your options. We’d love to help you, call us today!