Looking to create an easy to maintain outdoor area to relax and entertain in? You really can't go past Trex Decking.
If you are like the rest of us and want a comfortable, outstanding looking and maintenance-free entertaining area for your home, here are four reasons to look beyond the traditional timber deck and opt instead for the world’s most popular, maintenance-free choice that you will congratulate yourself on for decades to come.
Composite decking like Trex (fade and stain warranted for 25 years for Trex Transcend and 50 years for Trex Lineage) requires very little maintenance compared to its timber counterparts.
Your Trex composite deck will not only continue to look fresh and new for decades to come, but it also won’t need a never-ending commitment to annual maintenance and costs.
You can forget about acid washing, sanding and oiling year in, year out. Gone, too, are the problems often associated with timber decks. Issues like boards cupping, cracking or splintering and causing difficulties for tender little feet (or older ones).
Cleaning your Trex composite deck is so simple and easy. Sweep off any dust and debris (dirt, leaves, twigs), wash it down with a hose, and you’re all done.
Considering everything, adding a deck should add to the enjoyment of your outdoor living area, not create an annual burden in time and money needed for maintenance and repairs.
A Trex Island Mist colour composite deck overlooking the bay
Australia is home to some beautiful hardwoods that can be hard to beat for their beauty, lustre and range of colour tones. Unfortunately, lots of different problems can become an issue with timber decks.
We’ve had many calls over the years from deck owners despairing over the state of their once beautiful timber decks. Mostly, the only practical solution to their ongoing problems is a now expensive replacement with a composite deck material like Trex.
One of the most common problems we are asked about is boards cupping, cracking, and splintering. If a timber deck is built too close to the ground or lacks sufficient ventilation, this problem will become evident within several years of your deck being installed. Avoid this costly issue using a reputable deck brand like Trex Decking.
Missing a year or two of maintenance and water and moisture penetration becomes a problem and starts to cause damage. The damage multiplies when you add our harsh summers’ effect on the timber (leaching and drying out, leading to cracking and splintering).
Many of our Sydney suburbs are surrounded by wonderful native bushland and native trees. So, of course, termites and insects are never far away, and with that closeness, the possibility of extensive and expensive damage to timber decks becomes very real.
Quite often, after all the effort, time and money put into regular maintenance schedules for timber deck care, water insects or the effects of the sun will find their way through, and extra repair and maintenance costs will become the order of the day.
Composites, like Trex decking, on the other hand, are immune to moisture, decay, mould, the harsh effect of our sun, and termites. What does this mean for you? You can forget about all the durability problems and enjoy your deck for decades, worry and cost-free.
A Trex Island Mist colour composite deck
Timber decks need a lot of maintenance. The temperature range that we experience in Sydney is quite large, meaning that a timber deck will be subject to many different types of stresses, from high humidity (especially after all the rain we’ve already had in 2023) to extreme heat and cold that timber has to try and survive through. Regular acid washing, sanding and oiling to combat these natural elements add many dollars to the initial cost of the deck.
Year in, year out. If regularly maintained, a typical 40 square metre deck costs between $40 and $80 a square metre to maintain every year. That’s an extra $1,600 to $3,200 a year that comes out of your pocket. Balance that out over ten years, and that’s an additional $16,000 to $32,000 that you have to find to keep the deck in good condition.
On the other hand, a Trex composite deck will only cost the equivalent of a bottle of washing liquid to maintain each year.
Forego the cost, and the deck will not only become an eyesore but dangerous as well. Before long, the deck will need to be repaired or replaced, with all the additional costs that will quickly follow.
A typical 40 square metre deck, if properly maintained, costs between $40 and $80 a square metre to maintain every year. Year in year out. That’s an extra $1,600 to $3,200 a year that comes out of your pocket. Balance that out over 10 years, and that’s and that’s an additional $16,000 to $32,000 that you have to find to keep the deck in good condition.
A Trex composite deck, on the other hand, will only cost the equivalent of a bottle of washing liquid to maintain ewach year.
Forego the cost, and the deck will not only become an eyesore, but dangerous as well. Before long, the deck will need to be repaired or replaced, with all the additional costs that will quickly follow.
Adds more value to your home
A composite deck like Trex is your best choice if you want to add value to your home.
A timber deck isn’t always seen as an excellent long-term investment by prospective purchasers of your property. Many prospective buyers will see it as a liability because of the maintenance and repair problems they might encounter.
On the contrary, a reputable composite deck like Trex is an investment in your property and lifestyle that will not require constant upkeep and expenditure.
Buyers will understand that, and they will see your home in a much more positive way.
A Trex Havana Gold colour composite deck teamed up up with an insulated panel awning for the ultimate comfort
If you want to extend your home’s enjoyment by adding a new deck area, a reputable and proven decking brand like Trex is the best option for an enjoyable, trouble-free experience. These benefits will put you way ahead over the decades to come.