New Trex Fencing Installation Videos

New Trex Fencing Installation Videos

Based on popular demand, Trex Fencing-FDS Fence Distributors has produced how-to installation videos for both Trex Seclusions and Trex with Horizons Fence Systems.  Trex Fencing has never been easier to install with FDS Fence Distributors’ new installation videos walking you through every step:

The Trex Fencing-FDS Distributor how-to videos will walk you through the various steps of building a Trex Seclusions fence.  Steps include setting the fence posts, attaching the Seclusions brackets, assembling and placing the bottom rail, cutting and attaching the pickets, and placing the top rail. The installation videos also feature finishing steps including securing the pickets to the vertical front rails and installing the post caps.

Be guided through the process of setting your posts and brackets to the correct measurements, placing the horizontal top rail, attaching the vertical front and back rails, and cutting and hanging the pickets with correct measurements. The Horizons video also includes finishing steps of how to secure the pickets and install the post caps.

Click the videos above to see how to assemble a section of either Trex Seclusions or Trex with Horizons fencing in just a matter of minutes.  The new how-to videos are easily accessible to be used by contractors or even DIYers. Keep an eye out for the soon to be released Spanish translation and upcoming video content from Trex Fencing-FDS Fence Distributors! Click here to view our entire video gallery.

5 Reasons Trex Fencing is Better Than Vinyl

5 Reasons Trex Fencing is Better Than Vinyl

As a composite fence, Trex is often compared to vinyl. But let’s be honest, vinyl is no match for Trex. Here are the top 5 reasons Trex is better than vinyl.

1. Trex is Stronger

Our horizontal design, Trex Horizons is just as strong as Trex Seclusions.
Vinyl fencing is easily broken and blown out.
Trex is a composite material made of both wood and plastic. Our special formula takes the strength of wood and pairs it with the durability of plastic. Trex is also more solid than vinyl. Our posts are 4 times thicker than vinyl posts, which means they don’t need to be sleeved over metal or wood fence posts for added strength. And we have solid fence pickets, where vinyl panels are hollow. Trex Fencing materials only weigh slightly more than their vinyl counterparts, making them just as easy to install, but its resilience means you’ll only ever have to install it once.

2. Trex Looks Better

Trex Fencing provides the perfect backdrop to beautifully landscaped yards.
Vinyl will yellow in the sun and stains easily.
Trex has a natural appearance similar to wood. While vinyl fences do come in more colors than white, they have a glossy coating that makes them look shiny. Trex comes in 3 natural matte colors: Woodland Brown, Saddle, and Winchester Grey. During the manufacturing process, Trex Fence materials are over-pigmented, so when weathering does occur, the color still looks good. Vinyl fences turn yellow, crack, chip and peel.

3. Trex Lasts Longer

These Trex Fences have been on display in a lumber yard for over 5 years.
Boxing tape was used in an attempt to make this vinyl fence last longer.
Trex has a 25-year warranty, which is longer than most people will live in their homes. Imagine installing a fence that never needs repairs or replacing, a fence that never breaks and always looks good. Trex won’t break or fade, making repairs and maintenance unnecessary. Sure vinyl has a lifetime warranty, but it’s still going to crack, break, chip, or yellow, you’ll have to make time to fix it. That’s something you’ll never have to worry about with Trex.

4. Trex is Better for the Environment

Trex Fencing utilizes recycled materials for a “greener” fence.
PVC Vinyl isn’t doing your fence, or the environment, any favors.
Trex Fencing is made up of 95% recycled materials and contains no hazardous chemicals. Even Trex’s manufacturing process is green with the elimination of smoke stacks and reduced CO2 emissions. Vinyl fencing manufacturers new PVC, a controversial material that is not eco-friendly.  And vinyl uses chlorine, a chemical that can be hazardous to people and the environment. If you are focused on having a responsible, eco-friendly building, don’t mar your landscape by using vinyl. Trex Fencing even qualifies for LEED points through the U.S. Green Building Council.

5. Trex Withstands the Elements

Trex Fencing performs well in all kinds of climates.
This vinyl fence couldn’t survive a windy day.
Because Trex is the stronger, better-built product, this also means that it does better in even the most extreme weather conditions. When you build an outdoor fence, you expect it to handle the outdoor weather. Vinyl fence reacts badly to cold weather, becoming very brittle and breakable, while also expanding in hot weather. Because of the changes it makes in extreme temperatures, the panels can warp and will need to be replaced if you still want a fence that is private and secure. Trex does not warp and the special interlocking design of the pickets will ensure that your fence is always private. Trex has even been tested to withstand hurricane force winds. Often, in wind, vinyl pickets will simply pop out and fly around the yard while the post will buckle and snap in half. Vinyl’s lightweight and flimsy design is better used as a kite than a fence in windy areas.

A perfect example of Trex Fencing vs. vinyl fencing. The vinyl is destroyed while Trex is still standing.

With a 25-year residential warranty, we guarantee you’ll love your Trex Fence for years. Strength and durability, combined with recycled materials in a tasteful design, Trex Fencing has it all. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for vinyl. So, if you are looking for a fence that will last, choose Trex.
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Project Spotlight – Mountaingate – Reno, Nevada

Project Spotlight – Mountaingate – Reno, Nevada

Reno, Nevada is home to a wide array of attractions including museums, art, sports, and music, but most notably their casinos. Beyond the bright lights of the city, Reno also showcases many natural beauties, including the breathtaking Lake Tahoe. Nevada also holds a wealth of homeowners associations. In Nevada, HOAs are abundant, with six in 10 homes belonging to a homeowners association.
Most homeowners associations (HOAs) have a similar set of goals for housing developments: maintain property value, create aesthetic cohesion, and foster a sense of community.  Amidst the wealth of Nevada HOAs, the community of Mountaingate presents some unique design choices using Trex. Mountaingate HOA, located in South Reno, Nevada, created an idyllic community meeting these goals with quality and stylish homes, beautiful landscaping, stunning natural backdrops, all securely encompassed by Trex fencing.  
Ryder Homes, a building firm founded in 1959, constructed the beautiful Nevadan community of Mountaingate. Located just north of Arrowcreek Parkway, Mountaingate features beautiful natural landscapes with clear views of Mount Rose and the Virginia City Highlands. Ryder Homes clearly sought to infuse this community with some local flavor with many homes featuring clay shingles, neutral stucco exteriors, shutter-style windows, and Latin-inspired exterior archways.
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Adding to the overall aesthetic of the development, Trex fencing was selected as the perimeter fence. This Trex fence features our Saddle shade, providing a rich color while blending in perfectly with the natural scenery. The clean Seclusions design adds polish to the development complementing the overall aesthetic, not only meeting the expectations of the builders, but also the HOA and its residents.
HOAs and homebuilders share a common goal to create a well designed and tasteful community appearance.  However, HOAs will be the ones faced with future repairs and maintenance of the development. Trex fencing not only provides aesthetic appeal to fit most design styles, but will also withstand wear and tear for years without the need for regular repair, relieving financial strain from homeowners. Trex fencing also provides security and full privacy with its interlocking picket design to create a more secure community.

Project Spotlight – Rolling Green Village – Greenville, South Carolina

Nestled in Greenville, South Carolina is Rolling Green Village, an assisted living community dedicated to the safety and living quality of their residents.  In maintaining the residents’ high standards of living, Rolling Green Village has opted for the installation of Trex Fencing to improve the security, privacy, and overall quality of the community.  Trex Fencing contributes to the natural beauty of this South Carolina assisted-living community, an area with an abundance of trees and attractive landscaping.

Rolling Green Village was faced with a challenge when their wooden fence had rotted. With fence posts broken at the base and warped pickets presenting privacy, safety, and maintenance concerns, this senior retirement community decided it was time to find a more reliable and long-lasting fencing solution. Rolling Green Village selected Trex because of its rot resistance, wind tolerance, and security.  

Rolling Green Village strives to foster an inclusive, quality environment for its senior residents and their families. To enhance the value of the community, this Greenville retirement association was in the market for a fence that would meet the specific criteria for privacy and aesthetics, and that would be free from regular maintenance and repair.  

Rolling Green Village previously used a wooden fence with a shadow box design. One of the primary elements of this design is semi-privacy, accomplished by using alternating pickets on both sides of the fence. However, complete privacy is not achieved due to the ability to see through the shadow-box fence from various angles by passers-by. Seclusion is a large priority for the residents of the assisted-living community. Fortunately, Trex Fencing’s interlocking picket design provides complete seclusion without sacrificing durability.

Trex is sensitive to the needs of senior-living communities. Trex provides reliable, safe, high-quality, low-maintenance features in its product lines, including fencing.   

For more information on how Trex Fencing can enhance your senior-living community,  please call us at 1-877-700-8739 or email us at [email protected]


Project Spotlight – AAA Quality Fence – Lafayette, Louisiana

Project Spotlight – AAA Quality Fence – Lafayette, Louisiana

I had an opportunity to visit a residential fence installation during a regional trip last week. The fence was constructed by local fence contractor, AAA Quality Fence, around a home in beautiful Lafayette, Louisiana.  The installed fence represented several hundred feet of six foot and eight foot tall fencing with gates and a couple of utility screens. Woodland Brown was the selected color. Much of the fence runs behind the home providing a natural-looking, distinct backdrop to the area. The home adjoins a school so privacy was a factor in choosing the fence. Trex Seclusions provides full privacy as well as some sound suppression.

A Trex composite fence in Lafayette, Louisiana separating a homeowner property from a school

It is always a pleasure to visit customers’ installation sites and this trip was particularly enjoyable given how attractive the Lafayette community is. Lafayette is a mid-sized city about 120 miles west of New Orleans and about 30-40 miles from the Gulf of Mexico coast. Lafayette is considered to be the center of Acadiana, which is the French Louisiana (Cajun) region.  With Spring well underway, the magnolias were at the end of their blooming season but there were still a few flowers here and there. Lafayette is home to many native species of large trees including an astonishing oak that grows next to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in the downtown area. The tree is approximately 500 years old and has a canopy that stretches over 200 ft. with a circumference in excess of 28 ft.! If you are in the area, the Cathedral and the property around it are definitely worth visiting.

The outside of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette Louisiana
The St. John Cathedral Oak, a 500-year-old oak tree in Lafayette Louisiana

About AAA Quality Fence. AAA is an experienced contractor based in Lafayette. The company has been in business since 2003 and the owner, Hans Weber, is present during the entire installation process for every job to ensure that they are built correctly, as evidenced in the installation highlighted above. AAA Quality Fence has built Trex fences in other parts of the city.

For more information about this project and how AAA Quality Fence can help you acquire your own Trex fence, contact Hans at 337-344-4006 or [email protected].