When helping our customers plan their deck restoration project, one of the most common questions we get is, “Can you resurface Trex decking?” We understand the logic of this question. After all, when you’re restoring an old deck, it’s only natural to wonder if you’ll need to resurface it down the road once it starts to show signs of wear and tear.
When we first tell our customers that no, you can’t resurface it, they’re often surprised. Let us explain!
Why You Can’t Resurface Trex Decking
The reason is actually quite simple. You can’t resurface Trex decking because you don’t need to! What sets Trex decking apart from other materials is the fact that it’s made from a composite material, which is a blend of wood fibers and plastic film.
The combination of the fibers and plastic creates a strong, durable material that is made to last longer than wood or PVC decking. With other materials, you need to think about resurfacing your deck when you notice:
- Chipping or peeling paint
- Fading due to sun exposure
- Signs of damage like rotting and mold
- Stains and broken boards
- Damage from pests like termites
With Trex composite decking, you don’t have to worry about any of those issues. All Trex boards are infused with fade-resistant and stain-resistant color that will look good as new, even years after installation. Beyond that, Trex decking is resistant to damage from pests and water, with a lifespan of up to 30 years.
The simple fact of the matter is that you won’t have to repair your Trex decking, so resurfacing isn’t something you ever need to worry about!
Other Reasons to Love Trex Decking
As if the unmatched durability of Trex decking wasn’t enough, there are plenty of other reasons why it’s the top choice of homeowners around the world.
It Comes in a Variety of Styles and Colors
When planning your deck project, it should reflect your personal style. With Trex, that’s easy! It’s available in a number of different grain patterns and colors so you can create a space that matches the rest of your home’s aesthetic.
It’s a Sustainable Material
We know that making green, sustainable choices is important to many of our customers. When you’re restoring or upgrading your deck, you can feel good about choosing Trex. These composite boards are made from industrial wood scraps and recycled plastic from items like shopping bags.
It Requires Very Little Maintenance
Your deck should be a place of relaxation, not another item on your chore list. With Trex composite decking, you won’t have to stain or paint it every few years like you would with a wood deck. To keep it looking great, all you have to do is wash it with soap and water a few times per year.
Upgrade Your Deck With Trex
If your old wooden deck has seen better days, give it the refresh it deserves by replacing it with composite decking. Now that you know you’ll never have to resurface Trex decking, you can restore your old deck now without having to worry about doing it again in the future. Ready to move forward with your project? Request a free estimate today!