A new line of capped composite decking and railing from Trex may appeal to the bargain hunters in your clientele.
Trex Select is a wood-plastic composite capped with a proprietary layer of material with a wood-grain finish. It’s available in four colors: redwood, grey, light brown, and deep brown. Decking is 51/2 inches wide and comes in 12-foot, 16-foot, and 20-foot lengths. Matching fascia comes in 1x8 and 1x12 boards.
The new Select decking is available only with a square edge profile, and not with the grooved profile available in other Trex lines. It comes with a 25-year limited residential warranty, which does not include fade and stain resistance. Also, Trex says, Select decking has a different grain pattern and color than other Trex decking, and comes in a 7/8-inch thickness compared with the 1-inch thickness of its other boards.
The new decking should be available in January and retails for between $2.60 and $2.80 per lineal foot.
Trex says it is also introducing an aluminum deck railing called Trex Reveal for 2013, along with a beveled version of its Transcend deck railings. — S.G.
Trex, 800/289-8739, trex.com.