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Old 06-26-2008, 12:52 AM   #1
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My Trex after two years.

Some people here have found that their Trex gave them problems, and others here have wondered if Trex gives everybody problems. Here is my Trex after two years. This is in Northern California in the Bay Area.


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Old 06-26-2008, 04:17 AM   #2
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The weather must be exceptional in Northern California. The boards still look brand new. You must not be using the deck that often because I see no scratches. I find that just running your fingernail across the grain leaves an unacceptable scratch. I could imagine what the area around the table and chairs looks like after people slide in and out of the chairs. Good luck with it but I warn all who are considering to have it installed about the Trex company's poor responce to customer complaints and their footdragging in getting it resolved.


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Old 06-26-2008, 04:36 AM   #3
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I took a picture of a section that doesn't get much traffic. There are scratches and what-not on other parts. The boards are exposed to the elements, but the elements in California are usually kinder than elsewhere. I am not making claims either way about the quality of Trex, and in fact after what I've read here I'll think twice before using more of it on other projects. But in my case in my location for my install (installed it myself) it has turned out OK so far.
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:28 PM   #4
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We get a lot of sun (HOT!) and drenching Monsoon rains, not to mention freezing in the winter and freezing rain, sometimes snow. We have composite decking (probably not TREX) on stairs of some buildings on the U of A campus. We like to pioneer new innovations and ideas. It was up until a couple of years ago that I thought it was wood and they use some great paint or replaced it every couple of years.

I'll have to find one of the installers and ask exactly how long it's lasted and what kind or prototype it is. I know we have some at my building, it was installed about 5 or 6 years ago, HIGH traffic, still looks pretty good. The set made of wood looks like it belongs in a shipyard and it was built 3 years ago!
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