Composite/Trex vs Traditional Wood Fencing With Twin Cities Fence

by | Dec 31, 2021 | Trex Fencing, Wooden Privacy Fences

Composite/Trex vs Traditional Wood Fencing With Twin Cities FenceWhile some property owners in the greater Twin Cities area may prefer traditional fence materials such as wood, brick, and iron, Trex composite fencing is an increasingly popular option for those seeking a low-maintenance, eco-friendly alternative that is designed for performance and durability. When you’re comparing the cost of a wood fence versus the cost of a Trex Fence, the initial cost of the wood fence is cheaper. Once you start the yearly maintenance process of your wood fence, the cost will continue to raise year over year. Compare that to a Trex Fence, the initial cost is all you have moving forward. Trex fencing cost is flat lined compared to the cost of wood over time.

Materials Are Built For Strength

Trex is a composite material made of both wood and plastic. Their special formula takes the strength of wood and pairs it with the durability of plastic. The pickets are solid and do not absorb moisture, where wood pickets are milled from natural materials. Wood pickets will absorb moisture, swell, and dry every day. This natural process weakens the materials and causes the woods to crack and warp.

Environmentally Responsible Materials

Trex fencing is made up of 95% recycled materials and contains no hazardous chemicals. The Trex manufacturing process is green certified with the elimination of smokestacks and reduced CO2 emissions. Wooden fence manufacturers produce new wood products, increasing their carbon footprint. If you are focused on having a responsible, eco-friendly building, don’t mar your landscape by using wood fence. Trex Fencing also qualifies for LEED points through the U.S. Green Building Council.

Color Weather And Your Fence

The time and degree of the weathering process depends on exposure to UV light. Fencing that has less exposure to sunlight may take longer to fade. Due to the nature and process of producing composite materials it should be expected that color variation between Trex Composite Fencing components may occur and, in some cases, may be significant. Trex Fencing is produced from a variety of recycled plastic and wood fibers that may absorb pigments differently. All three colors of Trex Fencing will lighten over time and some of the color variation may become less noticeable.

If you’re interested in installing a Trex fencing system on your commercial or residential property, contact Twin Cities Fence today at (612) 443-1948. Let us help you determine if Trex fencing is right for your property’s needs, your aesthetic ideas for your property, and your budget!

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