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Old 10-19-2009, 10:11 PM   #16
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My mother had a Trex deck installed and they put the BBQ grill and patio furniture on it and she's the kind of person who like to move the furniture around every couple of months. The dogs, one of them 80lbs., run around on it like crazy too. Their deck still looks fine. It seems to be pretty tough so I wouldn't worry about it.

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #17
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We have had trex decking since 1998-and very excited the first year and then all hell broke loose. We had spotting, mold, silver particles popping out. Our deck is about 15" x 30" -pretty big right? I did get a hold of a rep and he came out and personnaly sprayed what smelled like bleach but said it was specal product to help with trex decking-long story short-our deck looks like crap...it is now light gray (after power washing yesterday) but nice big black dots gallore. Mold is gone or rather it is a dfferent color now. I have read that their is a class action suit-anyone know about this? I am interested in getting my 15k back some how!!
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #18
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We have had trex decking since 1998-and very excited the first year and then all hell broke loose. We had spotting, mold, silver particles popping out. Our deck is about 15" x 30" -pretty big right? I did get a hold of a rep and he came out and personnaly sprayed what smelled like bleach but said it was specal product to help with trex decking-long story short-our deck looks like crap...it is now light gray (after power washing yesterday) but nice big black dots gallore. Mold is gone or rather it is a dfferent color now. I have read that their is a class action suit-anyone know about this? I am interested in getting my 15k back some how!!

Trex honors their warranty as it was at the time you installed your deck (i.e. it has changed over the years). As far as I know, the warranty only ever covered replacement material, although for years they did pay for labor as well. I know, I got paid to re-do bunch of them. Last I heard, it was materials only and only for surface deterioration issues.

That said, if you kept your warranty and purchase records from 1998 (you did, right?) just read up on it and file a claim accordingly.

There is no such thing as "maintenance-free". Out of curiosity, what other products do you have that you have left outside and walked over for twelve years, without maintenance, and feel you are owed all your money back?

To the OP, the latest generation of Trex is a lot harder and denser than the previous ones, so it is less susceptible to scratches. Any furniture without sharp edges should be OK - keeping in mind it's a deck, not a Steinway.


Relax. Enjoy.

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:02 AM   #19
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Trex has recommended the Hidden Link, a hidden deck fastener that has blown out TigerClaw and their clips. I have tried TigerClaw and Hidden Link, and the difference is night and day, TigerClaw is so aggressive, they use a sledge hammer and the spacing was so inconsistent. Hidden Link was perfect, simple and didn't require me to hit my deck, turned out beautiful. Hidden Link was also recommended by A.E.R.T.!!! SO I had to get it.

Has anyone else tried Hidden Link, or their other clips systems Mantis, Crown or Shadoe Track?
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:32 AM   #20
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I have 10 year old Everex composite decking and have never noticed scratching. We move our furniture around by dragging it!

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