“WE HAVEN’T FELLED ONE TREE IN THE MAKING OF TREX HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOSITE FENCING. EVER.”
Find Your Inspiration
Refined Beauty. Durability and Strength. Trex Seclusions® fencing is the best choice for privacy fencing. Unlike wood and materials made exclusively from plastic, composite fencing provides the best of both worlds — low maintenance and natural appeal. The rich tones of Trex stay vibrant throughout their lifetime even as they weather. Selecting Trex® for your property has an immediate impact that your friends and neighbors will envy.
Color Your World
Due to the nature and process of producing composite materials it should be expected that color variation between Trex Composite Fencing components may occur and in some cases may be significant. Trex Fencing is produced from a variety of recycled plastic and wood fibers that may absorb pigments differently. Color variation does not affect the integrity of the product. Variation may be more pronounced with Saddle and Winchester Grey. The colorization process during manufacturing deliberately over-pigments the product to ensure the final weathered color is achieved when it has faded. All three colors of Trex Fencing will lighten over time and some of the color variation may become less noticeable. However, weathering will not eliminate all variation. To minimize the appearance of the variation, extra care should be taken to install similarly pigmented pickets within a given lot code close together, where possible.
Personal aesthetics are an important element in deciding the color of your Trex fence. Consider carefully which color best matches your sensibilities. Here are some examples and ideas for color selection.
Saddle fencing fades from a dark tan to light tan. It is popular on properties that emphasize earth tones or is used to resemble a natural stain of a wood fence.
Winchester Grey fencing will be a noticeably different color when new (typically a brownish/green color) and will weather to its intended color of light grey. Because it has a brownish color when new, it can be mistaken as Woodland Brown at first glance. Winchester Grey is a popular color when combined with a white accent. It can compliment natural colors in brick or masonry, and can be attractive when used in modern urban design.
Woodland Brown is the darkest Trex fencing color. It is a dark brown. Woodland Brown fades the least from its new color. It is often popular as a contrast to lighter colors on the property.
No painting, or staining required
Resists insect damage and won’t warp, rot or splinter
Same look on both sides
Prebuilt gates for same look as fencing, providing a seamless finish
Trex® 25-Year Residential Warranty
Wind rating exceeds 110 mph and gusts of 130mph
We build your custom TREX composite fence on SITE.
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We make Trex® eco-friendly composite fencing from an innovative blend of 96% recycled wood and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing. And we’ve been this way for more than 20 years, well before green was a buzzword. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our fences and know that we’ve done our part. As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year. In addition to contributing to a healthier environment, our eco-friendly composite fences also contribute to LEED points—not to mention your good karma. Learn about Trex and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System™.
WHY A TREX® COMPOSITE FENCE IS GREEN
Reclaimed wood that would otherwise end up in a landfill finds its way into Trex high-performance composite materials. By using reclaimed sawdust, we never have had to cut down a tree to make our products. Ever.
The recycled wood in our fences is combined with recycled plastic from a variety of sources ranging from the overwrap on paper towels to dry cleaner bags, sandwich bags, newspaper sleeves, and grocery and shopping bags. Here’s an interesting fact: the average 100-linear foot Trex composite fence contains 140,000 recycled plastic bags! That makes us one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S.
Trex’s proprietary, eco-friendly processing method eliminates the use of smoke stacks. Also, our factory runoff and refuse are recycled back into the manufacturing line. Our trailers even run on vegetable-based oil hydraulics.
THE BIG PICTURE
Trex works along with other U.S. Green Building Council members to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated with the goal of creating environmentally and socially responsible spaces that improve the quality of life.
TrexFencing.com – Why Trex Fencing – FAQs
WHY IS TREX® FENCING BETTER THAN WOOD?
Trex® Fencing offer’s superior durability and performance that you can’t get from wood. Trex® Fencing resists termites, won’t rot, warp, or splinter and never needs staining or painting. What’s more, Trex® Fencing is made from 95% recycled materials, making it an environmentally-friendly choice you can feel great about.
IF TREX® FENCING IS MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS, WHY IS IT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WOOD?
While most of the raw materials used in making Trex® Fencing are recycled, these materials are carefully processed to ensure the highest level of quality and performance. The end result is fencing that performs better than wood, lowering your cost over time through lesser maintenance.
WHAT IS THE LIFETIME VALUE OF TREX® FENCING?
With wood fences, maintenance costs add up over time. Although Trex® Fencing costs more initially, you’ll never have to sand, stain or paint your Trex® Fencing. Over the life of your fence, those reduced maintenance costs add up to a greater value than wood – not to mention the value of all the time you get to spend enjoying your fence rather than working on it.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STOCKADE COMPOSITE FENCES AND INNOVATIVE HIGH-PERFORMANCE TREX® FENCING?
Understanding the differences between a stockade composite fence and an innovative high-performance Trex® Fencing is an important factor in understanding what to expect from different kinds of fencing.
STOCKADE COMPOSITE FENCES (DOG-EARED)
These types of fences are more traditional styles with backer rails and slats attaching to rail. True privacy is harder to obtain unless a board-on-board design is installed but additional pickets means additional expenses for pickets and fasteners. Fasteners are visible along the fence line since pickets are attached to rails. A neighbor friendly design is not available and the ugly side of the fence (backer rails) will be faced toward one of the property owners. At the most, these types of fences are recommended to be installed on 6’ post centers causing additional time and expense for labor; not to forget that each picket requires six fasteners that accumulate many fastments. Stockade composite fences are usually not tested, proven, and backed with product engineering.
INNOVATIVE HIGH-PERFORMANCE TREX® FENCING
The innovative design of Trex® Fencing came from a wood board-on-board fence with top and bottom fascia rails, and top cap piece. This popular design among homeowners was chosen and the innovative fence design is easy for do it yourselfers or professionals to install. Trex® Fencing interlocking pickets provides a board-on-board appearance without the additional expense for more pickets to achieve this same design. The hidden bracket system allows for fasteners to be hidden. Trex® Fencing is installed on 8’ post centers reducing additional product cost and additional time on labor to build fence sections.
BEYOND USING RECYCLED MATERIALS, WHAT OTHER ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY PRACTICES DOES TREX® EMPLOY?
Our manufacturing process recycles factory runoff and refuse back into the manufacturing line. Within our plant, the trailers that carry product run on vegetable-based oil hydraulics. Because of all these environmentally friendly practices, Trex® is a member of the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and Trex products contribute to a building’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points. Review Always Green page for even more information.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF TREX® FENCING?
Trex® Fencing is made from 95% recycled materials, including reclaimed wood and sawdust as well as recycled plastic from many common household items, such as the plastic overwrap on packaging for paper towels and toilet paper, dry cleaner bags, newspaper bags, grocery and shopping bags. Trex® annually salvages and keeps more than 400 million pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills. That makes Trex® one of the largest plastic film recyclers in the U.S. In fact, the average 100-square-foot composite Trex® Fencing contains 120,000 recycled plastic bags.
WILL TREX® FENCING WEATHER OR HAVE COLOR VARIATION (CHANGE COLOR/FADE)?
Experience a weathering process that’s completely natural. Typically 12-16 weeks after installation, Trex® Fencing will fade to a lighter color, (Trex® Fencing Colors).
The Trex product receives heavy pigmentation during manufacturer to allow it to settle into a lighter shade when weathered. Under normal conditions, twelve to sixteen weeks of exposure to sunlight and rain are typically required for Trex® to achieve its weathered color. This process is completely harmless to Trex® products and does not affect the durability. The post caps and top rail will fade the fastest because of their direct exposure to the elements. Because of their vertical orientation, the pickets and post faces may take considerably longer to fade. The “after-weathering” color of Trex® may be different from the colors shown on the Trex® Colors page.
Due to the nature of composite materials, it should be expected that color variation between individual components may occur and in some cases may be significant. Trex Fencing is produced from a variety of recycled plastics and wood fibers which absorb pigments differently. While all colors of Trex Fencing may contain variation, it is typically more pronounced with Saddle and Winchester Grey. The three colors of Trex Fencing will lighten over time and color variation may become less noticeable. However, weathering will not eliminate all variation. Where possible, extra care should be taken to install similarly pigmented pickets in a section to minimize the appearance of variation. Color variation and fading do not affect the integrity of the product and are not covered under the Trex Warranty: http://www.trexfencing.com/trex-warranty.
DOES TREX® FENCING WORK WELL IN HOT DRY/HUMID AND COLD CLIMATES?
Any climate hot, dry,humid, or cold, Trex® Fencing can handle. Because of its composition of wood and plastic materials, Trex® Fencing can adapt to any climate.
EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION
All composite material will expand and contract with changes in temperature. If properly installed, Trex components are manufactured in a manner to accommodate these fluctuations. Gate hardware is also easily adjustable and may require some fine-tuning as temperatures change.
HOW MUCH DOES TREX® FENCING COST?
As with many things in life, you get what you pay for. Initially, Trex® Fencing does cost more, than wood and vinyl (PVC) fences; however, the payoff you get over time in decreased maintenance costs and increased leisure time provides compelling value — so much so, that you’ll often see Trex® Fencing referenced in the listings of homes for sale as an indicator of quality and value that homeowners and real estate agents tout when selling a home. Of course, the real value is in the time that you enjoy spending outdoors secured by Trex® Fencing.
IS TREX® FENCING SUITABLE FOR USE IN COMMERCIAL SETTINGS?
A 10-year commercial product warranty is applied on all Trex® Fencing projects. Trex® Fencing also has been tested and proved with architectural engineering. The following list of municipalities and commercial entities are an example of some of the clients that specified Trex fencing. Trex was selected as the product of choice for a variety of reasons including low maintenance, durability and strength, aesthetics, and green properties. For architects and engineers, please contact Trex Fencing for architectural drawings, technical specifications, and other supporting details: firstname.lastname@example.org Select Client List of Commercial/Government Projects
- Cherry Creek State Park, CO
- City of Draper, UT
- City of Lehi, UT
- City of Napa Valley, CA
- City of San Luis Obispo, CA
- City of Santa Barbara, CA
- City of South Jordan, UT
- City of West Valley, UT
- City of Westwood, KS
- City of Aurora, CO
- Colorado School of Mines, CO
- Elk Grove Unified School District, Wilton, CA
- Highlands Ranch Metro District, CO
- Historic Commission City of Fort Worth, TX
- Mountainlands Comm Housing Assoc, UT
- Town of Castle Rock, CO
- Transit Authority, UT
- U.S. Border Patrol, AZ
- U.S. Coast Guard, TX
- U.S. National Park Service, SD
- Unified Fire Authority (Multiple locations)University of Utah, UT
- Wasatch Commons Cohousing, UT
- Kroger Company, CA
- LDS Church- (Multiple Locations)
- Nelson Labs, UT
- Salvation Army, CO
- HCN Mental Health, KS
- Verizon Wireless, UT
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR HOAS TO CONSIDER TREX® FENCING?
Items to consider why HOAs should use Trex® Fencing:
- Over time requires less maintenance and product replacement than wood or vinyl
- More durable than other competing fences
- 25-year non-prorated industry-leading residential warranty
- True full privacy fence and available matching gates
- Enhanced curb appeal
- Rich natural colors compliment the property
- Distinctive composite smooth finish
- Neighbor-friendly design popular for shared lines
- Board-on-board style provides aesthetic appeal
- Can be built to desired height
- 96% recycled materials, “Go Green”
HOW HEAVY IS TREX® FENCING?
IS TREX® FENCING CODE-COMPLIANT?
IS TREX® FENCING STRUCTURAL?
CAN TREX® FENCING BE ANGLED?
CAN TREX® FENCING MATERIALS BE CUT?
CAN TREX® FENCING BE PLACED ON A CONCRETE SURFACE/SLAB OR RETAINING WALL?
CAN I PAINT OR STAIN MY TREX® FENCING?
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED FASTENER TO INSTALL TREX® FENCING?
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