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Is Trex bad? Composite Decking Choices

aliceblois
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We are building a huge deck (1600 square feet) and in the process of choosing a composite decking product. I assumed Trex was the best choice for good quality at reasonable price, but ran into some discussions on how terrible Trex is. The size of the deck means cost is a big factor, but we want a good quality product no matter what. Concerns are scratching, fading, cracking, heat for walking. Would appreciate any input/recommendations on other brands to try.

Southern California--arid climate--temperatures 90's to 100's in summer. Some deck in shade, some in direct sun.

We are considering:

Trex Select @ $58/16" board (don't like to look of it but we can live with it) Good price at local supplier

Trex Enhance (grooved) @ $41.56/16' board--Good price at Lowes

Fiberon concordia Horizon @ $88/16' board

Timbertech Legacy @ $101/16' board

Timbertech AZEK Harvest PVC 6" @74.60/16' board

Open to any suggestions/advice!!

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