At Buzz, our ideal fence is beautiful, durable and easy to maintain. That’s why we’re excited about Trex composite fencing. And we’re not the only Texans to take notice. Big Bend National Park recently used Trex materials to construct privacy screens around composting toilets near Emory Peak. The park service used a string of mules to haul the Trex fencing into this remote, roadless location! And they like it so much, the park plans to add another Trex structure this year.
This week, we’ll explore 7 reasons that Trex is a rising star on the composite fencing scene.
- It’s a good-looking, low maintenance fence.
Trex looks like wood, but is lighter weight and lower maintenance. You’ll never need to stain or paint your Trex fence, nor worry about it rotting, warping or splintering. Your neighbors will love it, since it’s designed to look equally good on both sides. However, insects don’t like Trex at all.
- Trex is easy to install.
Trex comes in 8-foot sections. The interlocking picket system requires few fasteners. According to Erik Walker, Trail Maintenance Supervisor for Big Bend National Park, “The Trex Fencing product was a very efficient system to install.” And remember, he was in the middle of nowhere.
- Trex stands up to wind.
The Trex website includes documents on all sorts of tests they put this fencing through. Make sure you visit if you enjoy this sort of reading or suffer from insomnia. For the rest of us, the wind test boils down to this: Trex can withstand winds of up to 130 miles per hour.
- Comes in 3 versatile colors.
Sorry, no pinks, polka dots or neon colors available yet. Instead, choose from Winchester gray, saddle or woodland brown. All are over-pigmented during manufacturing, so that when the colors inevitably fade, they’ll still be rich. Winchester gray starts out a brownish-green color, but turns gray with age. Woodland brown is the darkest and saddle ages into a golden tan.
- Trex uses eco-friendly materials.
Since Trex fencing contains up to 95 percent recycled materials, the company has a well-deserved eco-friendly reputation. For example, 500 square feet of Trex decking material contains more than 140,000 recycled plastic bags. Now we know why it’s so hard to get plastic bags in stores these days—they’re all in Trex decks! Trex is a member of the US Green Building Council. Using Trex products can earn builders up to five LEED points.
- It’s made in the USA.
Company headquarters are in Winchester, VA. Fernley, Nevada is the site of an additional plant. As Americans, we like to see plenty of jobs in our country. So thanks, Trex.
- You can customize your look.
While Trex uses nice, uniform pickets in eight-foot sections, not all Trex fences look the same. You can cut the sections into smaller pieces and customize the height up to twelve feet. Remember to check your local building codes before you go this high. Trex makes both vertical and horizontal picket styles and you can choose from flat, crown or pyramid caps.
If our seven reasons have made you Trex-curious, give us a call. We’d love to help you determine whether Trex is right for you. However, if you ultimately decide yes on Trex, be forewarned that we charge extra for delivery by mule train.