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5 Things to Consider When Buying Railing

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING RAILING Your deck’s perfect partner

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PVC (VINYL) A simple look for a sharp, clean finish. PROS + Basic color scheme complements many homes + More affordable than composite – Tends to develop a chalky finish TRADITIONAL COMPOSITE Beautiful earth tones blend with durability to create subtle looks you’ll love. PROS + Offers a variety of colors + on’t warp, splinter or rot W + No painting, no staining + Often protected by multi-year warranties CONS – May fade or stain over time Trex Designer Series Railing® – Sometimes requires deck cleaner WOOD A traditionalist’s dream. PROS + A time-honored, natural aesthetic + Hand-crafted...

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How difficult is installation? When taking a look at your project’s budget, it’s worth considering whether this is a DIY job or one best left to the pros. While wood railing needs to be cut and customized, alternative railing types often come in kits, designed to make installation quick and easy. Others offer à la carte components for a custom look without the cost of hiring a master carpenter. How much upkeep are we talking? The cost of maintaining and replacing some railing products can really add up. Over time, things like powerwashing, water seal, stain and weekend-filling chores mean a...

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PERFORMANCE SPECIALTY PVC TRADITIONAL COMPOSITE ALUMINUM METALS (VINYL) COMPOSITE WOOD Can build custom curves Offered with coordinating lighting package Comes with a wide range of baluster styles and colors easy, one-of-a-kind designs Building code /lold resistant Resists termites & decay /lade from recycled Easy installation with pre-measured components Does not need sanding, Care & cleaning Water Water " ' Water Wash Wash

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RAILING TYPE What are my options? HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE The ultimate combination of beauty and performance that offers myriad design options to complement any house or deck. PROS + Widest variety of colors, components and styles + Can be curved for dramatic results + Never needs sanding or refinishing + Often protected by multi-decade warranties + Cleans easily with soap and water or a pressure washer – Higher initial cost than most other options Trex Transcend® railing ALUMINUM Sleek yet sturdy railing that knows how to get out of the way. PROS + Powder coating retains color and...

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Railing 101 At the heart of beautiful, winding rails along weekend-soaked outdoor spaces are…components—mix-and-match elements that can add up every which way. Consider this your guide to building that perfect deck partner–no matter which rail-baluster-cap-color combination comes together. Post or Post Sleeve Post Skirt Bottom Rail Bottom Rail Vertical support that divides Horizontal rail attached to Cap topping each post is the railing into sections. the decorative finish that also withstands the weather. Post Sleeve Hollow sleeve that fits over a solid, pressure-treated post or post...

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IT’S A MATCH GAME Railing doesn’t fly solo. In fact, it’s always an add-on to something else– some area with an aesthetic you’ve already mastered, whether it’s your home, your deck or beyond. While this introduces a new level of installation and maintenance to your otherwise idyllic space (and some more than others), the glorious flipside comes with all the unique design possibilities railing inspires. So use this cheat sheet to see what’s out there…then winnow down the best choice for you, your look and your weekends.

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visit trex.com or call 1-800-BUY-TREX © 2013 Trex Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Trex®, the Trex logo, Trex Transcend®, Trex Designer Series Railing® and Trex® Reveal™ are either federally registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Trex Company, Inc., Winchester, Virginia.

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