As a design/ build organization, we introduced Trex composite deck and rail to the Charlotte market over 15 years ago! The original product was gray and had no woodgrain. The product evolved to have 3 more colors over time but they faded out to gray eventually.
Trex listened to the market and realized they needed a product that like wood and introduced a natural looking wood grain to improve the appearance of the board. The market then requested the product not fade and Trex added UV inhibitors into the product to greatly reduce fading. Then the market felt the product scratched too easily and stained easily due to the porosity of the board.
Fast forward to roughly 2009, Trex introduced the Trex Transcends product line that had all of the benefits that the market had requested over the years. Archadeck of Charlotte sits on the Trex Advisory Board and has been an active participant in relaying market data and taking the product back to market. Trex Transcends features a capstock with acrylic and PVC that makes the product fade resistant, stain resistant, scratch resistant, all while maintaining a wood like appearance with a wonderful color selection. There are 5 primary Transend colors that are complimented by a premium color line called Trex Tropics that have the appearance of Brazilian Hardwoods!
Archadeck has installed and worked with Trex for years and is most knowledgeable about the product line, the best installation techniques, and the overall value proposition to determine if it’s right for the particular circumstances. You can find hundreds of photos on www.charlotte.archadeck.com with great deck designs! You can also go to www.trex.com !
Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this Trex Tropics Spiced Rum composite deck
Screen porch with EZE Breeze windows and pressure-treated wood steps
What are the options and suggestions for porch steps coming out of a screen porch or covered deck?
The options are as follows:
1. Pressure-treated wood
2. Composite lumber
5. Stone/ tile
The recommendations for Archadeck of Charlotte are based on budget, other materials on job, and finally function.
Pressure-treated wood steps are going to be among the most price competitive alternatives from a budget standpoint. They work well with screen porches and covered decks. Since there is no roof over the steps, composite lumber will hold up better and will require very little maintenance. If you have a brick foundation wall or skirt, it is very attractive to match the existing brick with your new steps. The same is true of the concrete and stone steps. The most common solution in the NC/SC markets are either composite lumber or pressure-treated wood. Low-voltage riser lights can add both beauty and safety to your porch stairway. To see design photo examples, go to charlotte.archadeck.com
Archadeck of Charlotte designed and built this gazebo style screen porch with Cabot Stain
ANOTHER GREAT ARCHADECK OF CHARLOTTE REVIEW!
HOMEOWNER NAME: PARKER
PLEASE RATE THE FOLLOWING FROM 1 – 5 WITH 1 = LOWEST TO 5 =HIGHEST
CONSIDERATE OF FAMILY AND PROPERTY: 5
ADDRESSED CUSTOMER QUESTIONS WHEN ASKED: 5
Archadeck of Charlotte clients’ actual review
QUALITY OF WORK: 5
CLEAN JOB SITE: 5
SATISFACTION WITH FINISHED PROJECT: 5
“Steve and Nick were amazing! Steve designed the deck as well as built it. Steve is very professional, always let us know the progress, and his plans. We are so please with the final results and would happily recommend Archadeck for any outdoor project. Please feel free to put on on a contact list for any referrals
The job site was clean and the project was completed on time.”
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