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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    Yeah, you're right.

    You can get Trex in the US which makes it worth the visit.

    Just to think, in the UK we make our decks out of cedar or boring old pressure treated lumber.

    The first thing I did when I got here was get a Trex deck.

    The American dream.....let's just hope it isn't short lived.

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    See...now you couldn't pay me to have a Trex deck installed on my house
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    I have enough to do to my own house

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    I'm quite impressed with it so far.

    I built a very small deck using a hybrid of PTL and Trex. I wish I had used cedar as well, but did not think at the time.

    My structure is PTL, as well as my railings (aluminium ballisters). The handrail is Trex and the boarding is Trex. Fence posts are PTL.

    So far, (a month) the Trex has been great. But some of the PTL (fence posts mainly) have cracked a little in the heat as they have dried out, and even though I put a waterproofer on them. The Trex looks as good as new. For railings, especially, it's going to beat the PTL. The boarding....we'll see.

    If Trex does not work, I'll be disappointed. There's not much else here to stick around for.

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