Project Spotlight: El Segundo, California

Project Spotlight: El Segundo, California

Trex Privacy Fencing is incredibly popular in California and it’s not some short-lived trend. More and more homeowners are choosing Trex as their first fence in a new home, to replace an old, broken down fence, or even to install a pool fence. Trex Fencing is made up of quality composite materials and many clients find the 25-year residential warranty especially appealing. We’re featuring this beautiful fence located in El Segundo, California as an example of what to expect when you have a Trex Fence.

Why Trex Privacy Fencing?

When building a new fence, it’s natural to do some research to determine which fence is right for you. Very few people will call the first fence contractor they find on google and ask them to install whatever fence they think is best. Most people spend time researching both the contractor and the fence type that will fit their needs and their budget. Fencing is a large purchase and it’s perfectly reasonable to take your time with the big decision. But Trex is such a great fencing material that we’re never surprised when a customer ultimately chooses Trex. This homeowner in El Segundo, California was most interested in Trex’s low-maintenance qualities. No painting or staining is ever needed, unlike a wood fence. While vinyl fencing doesn’t need staining either, it’s not really low-maintenance when you’re constantly repairing it. Trex was also chosen over vinyl because it has a more classic wood-like appearance, something that doesn’t look like cheap plastic. And unlike the thin and hollow vinyl fencing, Trex is solid and dense and does a much better job at blocking ambient noise.

This homeowner planned to replace their old wood fence with Trex Composite Fencing.

Unlike wood, Trex won’t peel or split, and this rich color will last without staining.

The Contractor Experience

Greg Ethenoz at Beyond Decks was the contractor and installer on this job. It’s just as important to choose the right contractor as it is to choose the right fencing material. Greg is best known for his deck, patio covers, and deck-over-seawall installations (check out his YouTube channel), and has worked with Trex Decking for over 11 years. His quality craftsmanship and his appreciation for Trex is what led him to add Trex Fencing to his portfolio. Greg highly recommends Trex Fencing to all those who are looking for a quality fence. His tip to homeowners is to budget for a good fence, rather than leaving it as an afterthought when you are building your home or redoing your landscaping. Often times people will prioritize their deck and when it comes time to build your fence, all you can afford is a cheap fence that you’ll have to replace in a few years. It’s better to build the best fence now and never worry about it again.

This old wood gate was warping and unstable on its hinges.

Trex Fencing has a very similar design to the classic wood fence, but it doesn’t experience the same warping over time.

The Installation and the Final Product

For this El Segundo residence, approximately 200 feet of Woodland Brown Trex Seclusions Fencing was used. The verticle style Seclusions gives the classic appearance of a board-on-board fence. Because of the sloping in the yard and the masonry wall along a portion of the perimeter, the installation of this Trex Fence was unique. The height of the fence varied throughout the yard. In some places, the fence was as tall as 8ft. When installed on top of the existing concrete wall, the Trex Fence was only 4ft high. When a yard has a minor slope like the one here, Greg recommends stepping the fence for a cleaner look, and to ensure there are no gaps underneath the fence. Another great feature of Trex is how easy it is to work with. It can be cut to any height, stepped or sloped, installed in the dirt or on top of concrete. For this job, Trex Fencing was even used as an enclosure for pool equipment. The final result is beautiful. The appearance of a classic wood fence with none of the maintenance. This client will never have to deal with warping, rotting, painting or staining and their fence will always be private and secure.

Even though this yard is on a slope, the Trex Fence was stepped on top of the existing masonry wall for a clean, modern look.

If you’re interested in your very own Trex Privacy Fence and you live in the Thousand Oaks area, visit Greg’s website. If you don’t live in California, don’t worry, we have great Trex contractors all over the nation. Contact us to find a Trex Friendly fence company near you.

Check out our fence laws and regulations pages for Southern California cities in the LA and Orange Counties. You’ll find information on local fence laws, obtaining permits, and links to helpful info.
Project Spotlight: Surfside Colony, CA

Project Spotlight: Surfside Colony, CA

A simple search of “beach fence images” returns tranquil pictures of driftwood sticks tied together with a bit of wire, wavy and windblown, along a beach. These quintessential images exude an easy-going and relaxing vibe that is perfect for your computer’s wallpaper. These beach fences make for great pictures, but in reality, they are terrible fences. They can’t keep anyone in or out, provide any privacy, even marking the property line gets a little tricky when the wind blows these fences over. What if we could have a beach fence that was both sturdy and attractive? A fence designed to match the stunning scenery, while also doing its job? The best beach fence is a Trex Fence.
A recent project in Seal Beach, California at the beachside community of Surfside Colony, proves that Trex is the best kind of beach fence. A-1 Steel installed approximately 200 feet of Winchester Grey Trex Seclusions on the sandy beach. In fact, the Trex Fence starts right at the iconic PCH Water Tower House and heads straight towards the ocean. The old fence was weathered and falling, and the property owners were in search of a new fence that would actually last.

Picturesque beach fence isn’t a great fence

Surfside Colony in Southern California

Old and broken fence before removal

Brand new Winchester Grey Trex Fence along the beach

Surfside Colony chose Trex Fencing for their beach fence for several different reasons. First, because it is termite resistant, which is a serious problem for wood on the beach. Second, because it is an eco-friendly fence. Trex is 95% recycled materials, half of which is plastic and the other half wood. Trex is proud to be doing their part to keep California’s beaches clean and beautiful. Third, because Trex has a more natural appearance than a plastic fence. Its special formula of composite materials gives you the look of wood, without any of the drawbacks like rotting or mold. And the Trex color, Winchester Grey, is especially popular, giving it a nice contrast to the golden sandy beaches and the blue ocean water. And fourth, Trex was chosen for its ability to withstand hurricane force winds. Unlike those flimsy beach fences, Trex will stand its ground.

A solid concrete base was used for the Trex Fence

New Winchester Grey Trex Fence leading to the PCH Water Tower

For those of you wondering just how a beach fence is built, the answer is concrete. Lots and lots of concrete. In order to build a sturdy fence in the shifting sands of a beach, 12ft Trex Posts were set 4ft deep into the ground, using over 400lbs of concrete. If you’re going to put up a Trex Fence, you’ve got to do it right.

A-1 Steel Fence, located in Santa Fe Springs, installed this Trex beach fence. Their slogan “Quality is not expensive, it’s priceless!” rings true for Trex Fencing as well.

Looking for your very own Trex beach fence? Contact us today!