rich, saturated colors inspired by the outdoors, today’s composites look more natural than ever before and boast a vibrancy which remains unchanged for years. Color options range from deep earth tones to warm umbers, spicy reds and pristine greys—while some boards offer the distinct streaked look of tropical hardwoods and others provide an appearance with less color variation. When combined with a modular composite railing system which provides similar high performance and long-lasting beauty, composite decking offers endless mix-and-match options for incredible design flexibility to suit the style of any home.

¦ Ultra-low maintenance—The newest composites retain their beauty for decades with minimal upkeep, meaning people will spend more time enjoying— rather than maintaining—their deck this summer and for years to come. In fact, you never need to worry about sanding, staining or painting—just do a simple soap and water cleaning twice a year. Since spills, splashes and other mishaps are inevitable, it is extremely important

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to select a composite that guarantees no-fade color so that your decking remains looking the same for decades as it did on the day it was installed.

¦ Strong warranties—Lengthy warranties on next-generation composites guarantee enduring good looks and offer additional peace-of-mind. In fact, Trex Transcend decking is backed by a 25-year Limited Fade and Stain Warranty, which is unprecedented in the industry and adds another layer of protection to Transcend’s standard 25-year warranty— resulting in the ultimate assurance of lasting beauty.

“Today’s composite decking is proof that sometimes the best can get even better,” Zambanini said. “It combines unprecedented performance and aesthetics, taking the outdoor living experience to a whole new level for homeowners.”

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