Planning on installing Trex Composite Decking yourself?

Trex Composite dekcing installed by Archadeck of Charlotte

Trex Transcends composite deck and fascia in Charlotte, NC

Are you planning on installing Trex Composite decking yourself? There are a few things you should really consider before attempting to do this.

1. How much experience do you have structuring decks?

2. Do you have the appropriate tools to cut and secure with?

3. Are you familiar with the warranty requirements and installation instructions?

4. Are you familiar with the structural support requirements as composite decking is heavier than wood?

Purchasing Trex or any other composite decking is not inexpensive. We have seen many “do-it-yourselfers” really screw up the job and it ends up costing far more than if they had hired a professional in the first place!

Trex requires a 12″ on center joist spacing if you are going to install the deck boards on a diagonal. You also need to make sure you have the appropriate saw blade. In addition, there are various fasteners to choose from, many of which do not work well with Trex. To understand more about composite decking and installation, visit

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