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A close of up Trex decking on a white staircase.

Is Trex® Decking a Better Alternative to Wood?

What is Trex® Decking? 

Trex® decking is the most popular brand of wood-alternative synthetic decking and durable, splinter-free deck railing systems with handrail components. It is made from high-quality materials and offers a beautiful, sleek look. Trex® Decking is exceptionally versatile. Trex Transcend® decking comes in a variety of colors, including tropical-wood colors, and is just one of several great lines of synthetic decking that Trex® manufactures. Other lines include:

  • Trex Transcend®
  • Trex Enhance®
  • Trex Escapes®
  • Trex Accent®

What are the benefits of Trex® Decking? 

The biggest pro to having Distinctive Deck Designs install Trex® decking is the fact that you’ll never have to worry about splinters or warping of the wood. Since your deck will be made from synthetic materials, it will look flawless all year-long and be safe for your family and pets.

Trex® decking is also low maintenance, which is a big plus for homeowners. A good scrub at the beginning of spring will help keep it shiny and clean. You won’t have to utilize potentially harmful chemicals to keep your natural wood deck in good shape.

Trex® material also stays much cooler to the touch than wood. Enjoy a barefoot stroll on your deck in the summertime and be completely comfortable. Let your kids and pets spend time on your deck without

Besides being versatile in the number of different shades it comes in, Trex® decking can also be cut, routed, and grooved just like real wood boards. Distinctive Deck Designs prides itself on providing you with completely customizable deck design, and Trex® decking offers us the ability to create uniquely curved designs to match your vision perfectly.

Trex® Decking tends to be more eco-friendly since it’s made from recycled materials and the process of manufacturing it is less damaging to the environment than that of treating real wood.

If you’re thinking of adding a beautiful deck to your backyard and want to go with a high-quality, low maintenance alternative to wood, consider going with Trex® decking. Contact Distinctive Deck Designs for a free design consultation.

A stone firepit installed in a deck setting.

Installing an Outdoor Fireplace Can Increase the Value of your Home

One of the most popular outdoor design elements is deck fire pits or fireplaces. Even in warm climates, fire pits are proven to increase marketability, especially if they are built-in to your deck design. Nothing beats gathering around the warm glow of the fire and enjoying a starry night with friends and family. Increase the value of your home with a Distinctive Deck Designs, built-in firepit!

Elevate the design of your yard: 

Distinctive Deck Designs is dedicated to installing a fire pit that matches the existing style of your outdoor space perfectly. We work with you to create a fireplace or fire pit that is completely customized and personalized. Our installations are guaranteed to increase the value of your home by pairing well with other landscape features like plants, water structures, and ground lighting.

Create an unbeatable ambiance: 

The warmth and comfort that an outdoor firepit offers are unmatched. Potential buyers will love that your backyard is entertainment ready and includes a unique, desirable feature. The glow of your built-in firepit will exude a luxurious lifestyle and therefore be extremely attractive to homeowners. Fireplaces on decks are an excellent way to create a welcoming atmosphere.

An additional source of light:

Your deck fireplace will be visually appealing and offer a beautiful flicker of colors coming from the blazing logs. Although you can install our deck lighting, the source of light that a firepit provides is unique and offers warmth on chilly, Virginia nights. Add mood lighting with a fire pit or fireplace and generate new energy in your outdoor area.

Don’t stop there! 

Now that you’ve decided to install a Distinctive Deck Designs firepit, surround your new, outdoor feature with elegance. Accentuate the beauty of your glowing fireplace by adding other services we offer to your backyard. Look into installing a covered living space to increase the livability of your space or consider paver stones to create clear navigation through your yard.

It’s hard to beat the ambiance created by a crackling, outdoor firepit. Make sure you install your new feature with a company that promises high-quality construction and design. Contact Distinctive Deck Designs today for a free consultation.

Turn Your Deck into an Oasis with 5 Simple Upgrades

Simple Upgrades for Your North Carolina Deck

Here’s five easy ways to turn your deck into your own personal oasis:

After installing your top-of-the-line deck, chances are you’re going to want to spend a great deal of your time on it! Elevated from the ground and almost always the peaceful harbor for a calm breeze, a deck is one of the easiest places to create your own personal oasis. It’s easier than you think – here are five simple upgrades that can take your outdoor deck to a whole new level of serenity:

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