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Old 06-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Anyone out there having problems with their Trex deck. Posts I have read go back to 2005. I installed ours about 4 years ago and hate the way it looks now. Stains, cracks, and although it was mentioned not to worry about walking on the deck in the heat, well that doesn't work either, this deck gets very hot.

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Google Trex complants, or class action sutes.
What color is the deck? Any dark colors on any deck are going to get hot.

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It is a light sand color. that's not the only thing wrong with it. Boards are warped and lifting. I just would never buy this type of deck again
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I have had my trex deck about 13 years. Yes, it can stain, and get molds and aglae. But, I can also clean it off, if it bothers me. Still, I understand why this failed the expectations of many.

I have had NO trouble with warps or lifting. Your experience in this matter surprises me, based on my own experience.

Hot? No worse than wood, and arguably better. Definitely better than plastic alternatives, in my estimation, and better than aluminum.

If I could go back in time, I would probably make the same decision again.
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Some of the problum can be the install.
Any composit needs to be installed on at least 16" centers.
On a diaginal it needs to be 12".
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Regional differences... There are some places it's GREAT and there are some places it is horrible. Next on the list is install, it has a LOT more to do than just 16" or 12" o.c. Trex was never a great product but it can do ok/good in some environments.
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My deck gets sun from mid morning til late afternoon. Dark brown trex, 10 yrs old. Other than a little fading, no problems.
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It is a light sand color. that's not the only thing wrong with it. Boards are warped and lifting. I just would never buy this type of deck again
If you have warped and lifting boards, you almost certainly have an incompetently done installation. I don't have anything pro or con to say about Trex, but an bad installation will make a mess of any material, on a deck or anywhere else. Whatever you choose for your next deck surface, install it right or hire someone who knows what they're doing.

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