The Colors and Styles of Trex Fencing

The Colors and Styles of Trex Fencing

Most people don’t give much thought to fences until they need one. And that’s the way it should be. The best fence are clean, elegant, and provide a beautiful backdrop to the surrounding landscape. But homes and landscapes vary by region and personal preference. Thankfully, Trex Fencing is a versatile product that looks great everywhere. When it comes to choosing the look of your fence, consider the place you live, your own landscaping, and of course, your own style. Explore your options and pick the best one for you.

Styles

Seclusions

The Seclusions style fence is the classic vertical picket. This style is inspired by the standard board-on-board wood fence. However, unlike the wood fence, Trex’s pickets are interlocking, which means there are zero gaps and your fence is completely private. The vertical lines of Trex Seclusions look especially good in a yard with trees and places where you’re building your fence higher than 6ft.

Horizons

The Horizons style of Trex uses almost all of the same materials as Trex Seclusions, but the installation is different, where the pickets are placed horizontally. The horizontal lines of Horizons make your yard feel bigger and are a favorite of modern style homes. And like Seclusions, Trex Horizons looks the same on both sides, making it a “neighbor-friendly fence”.

Colors

Saddle

For those looking for lighter color, similar to natural cedar, Saddle is a warm tan. The Saddle fence has the look of clean, new wood and can brighten any yard.

Winchester Grey

When manufactured, Winchester Grey starts as a very dark grey fence that looks similar Woodland Brown. However, after it has been installed, it fades to a beautiful cool grey. This color is especially popular in coastal states and modern homes.

Woodland Brown

Our most popular color, Woodland Brown is a deep, rich, brown that naturally fades just a few shades lighter. Woodland Brown provides a beautiful contrast to brightly colored landscapes. If you want to emphasize your beautiful garden or an ornate pool, Woodland Brown is the way to go.
Trex’s special formula is over-pigmented so that after the fence is installed, it will fade to its intended color. Click Here to order samples and see the colors for yourself.

Endless Possibilities

The beauty of Trex isn’t just found in its colors and styles, but also its versatility. Unlike some fences that only come in panels, our pickets can be cut like wood and our fences can be modified and assembled in many different ways. A Trex Fence can be as small as 4ft or as tall as 12ft. It can be installed on top of a masonry wall or have an arbor installed on top of it. The posts can be placed with aluminum or steel bars in between. Some people even like the peanut butter cup look: Woodland Brown posts and rails with Saddle pickets in between. If you have a quality contractor or a creative DIY vision, you can make your Trex fence into an incredible feature. One customer replaced every third panel with wire mesh and had flowering vines growing on his fence. Another used beautiful stone columns in place of posts for a more elegant fence.
The final result of your Trex Fence is only limited by your imagination. Whatever you choose to build, you can feel safe knowing you’re protected by Trex’s 25-year residential warranty and you still have all of Trex’s great low-maintenance, durable features. Contact us today with your fence ideas, and we’ll help you make it a reality. We can also connect you with contractors across the nation to help you build your perfect fence.
Project Spotlight: Alleyway Fencing

Project Spotlight: Alleyway Fencing

We’ve featured Trex Privacy Fencing in large, landscaped yards, businesses with hundreds of feet of perimeter fencing, and backyards with beautiful pools surrounded by Trex. This Baltimore alleyway yard and Trex Fence might be compact, but there’s nothing small about the impact. In cities where everything seems crowded and real estate is valuable, it’s important to make the most out of your property. A Trex Fence can enhance curb appeal, provide privacy and security, and significantly reduce the hours spent on maintenance and repairs. For homeowner Chris, Trex was the clear choice for his back alley fencing.
To begin this project, the existing chain link and old wood fence were removed. Continental Landscaping then installed the 6ft tall Saddle colored Trex fence and the existing concrete posts worked well as accents. It only took 80ft of Trex Seclusions to transform this small space. And because Trex has the same board-on-board look on both sides, it’s considered a neighbor-friendly fence. Chris chose Trex because of its strength and durability, as well as its clean, classic appearance. And he is happy to report that, six months later, his Trex Fence has held up well and still looks great. 
Before, this yard was little more than a parking space.
The view from above shows off the 6ft tall Trex Seclusions Fence with the concrete posts.
In addition to the new Trex Fence, cosmetic upgrades were also made to this small yard. The ground was leveled and bricks were laid. A raised garden bed was installed along the side, perfect for decorative plants or a small vegetable garden. Other potted plants and trees were placed around the perimeter to add greenery and the Trex Fence is the perfect background. There was even enough space for a grill, a table and chairs, and a parked car. And while the yard is still open into the back alley, Trex’s interlocking pickets provide some privacy for a family BBQ or late night drinks with friends.
After Trex Fencing was installed, this yard was transformed into a space to be enjoyed.
Trex Privacy Fencing in the color Saddle is a beautiful backdrop for this garden.
A unique issue with alleyway fencing is the possibility of a car bumping into the fence. We would never suggest deliberately hitting a fence and every fence, even a concrete wall will sustain some damage after a substantial hit. But for those less forceful nicks and scrapes in a small alleyway, Trex is more durable and sturdier than vinyl and wood. This testimonial by a car dealership with Trex Fencing shows exactly what Trex can handle. 

Landscape and yard size doesn’t really matter when you have the right tools and a good plan. From a rolling farm to a city alleyway, any space can be a backyard escape, with Trex.

Project Spotlight: Wire Mesh Garden Panels

Project Spotlight: Wire Mesh Garden Panels

Homeowner Kenji S. from Houston, Texas installed this custom Trex Fence, complete with wire panels for growing vines.
Some people might consider a fence an eyesore or a necessary evil. But Trex proves that doesn’t have to be true. Your fence can be an incredible backdrop to a beautiful yard. This project spotlight highlights the creativity of one of our customers. Kenji S. from Houston TX. took his Trex Fence to the next level by replacing every third panel with galvanized wire mesh in order to create a living fence. We are awestruck by the creativity and the effects of this beautiful fence.
Kenji chose to install this fence himself, with the help of a fence-savvy friend. The installation took several Saturdays, but his hard work paid off. After having a positive experience with Trex Decking, it made sense to finish the yard with Trex Fencing. Kenji familiarized himself with the materials as well as the instructions found HERE. The project began by installing the Trex fence posts, then the bottom rails followed by the Trex pickets. In the sections that would hold the vines, Kenji used galvanized 3in. wire mesh.  To match the Trex Winchester Grey color and to add an extra layer of protection, the wire-mesh received a coat of Rustoleum spray paint. After the pickets and mesh were installed, the top rails were placed throughout the entire fence.

3″ Galvanized Wire Mesh was used in place of a Trex panel in order to grow flowering vines.

By alternating Trex Seclusions sections with the vine covered panels, Kenji added visual interest to his fence.

A section of garden bed was prepared at the base of each mesh panel before planting the vines.  Kenji did his research and chose several vine plants that would thrive in the Houston climate.  He also took into consideration vines that were evergreen (which would provide privacy all year long) and different kinds of vines that would flower and bloom at different times. The vines planted include:
  • Star or Confederate Jasmine
  • Blue Crown Passion Flower Vine
  • Evergreen Wisteria Vine
  • Carolina Jessamine
  • Tangerine Cross Vine
  • Red Cascade Climbing Rose Vine
A few of the plants grew quickly and filled in within the summer, while the rest will continue to grow and fill in over the next couple of years.
Kenji S. said about Trex Fencing and his project: “This is a huge project for a DIYer, and I would not have attempted it if my friend George had not had experience installing fence. I used Trex decking because of its longevity in the humid Houston environment.  This naturally lead me to Trex Fencing. I found working with the materials very straightforward and easy. I worked with the Home Depot Pro Desk to secure all the materials, and this afforded me a nice discount from their retail list prices and was an overall great experience.” (Kudos to Doris at store #577 located at 999 North Loop West, Houston, TX 77008).

A small area of soil and irrigation were needed at the base of these mesh panels to help the vines grow quickly and evenly.

And his advice for anyone else interested in tackling a similar project with distinct elements: “Plan, plan, plan and review your plan thoroughly.  Whether you have an architect draw-up detailed plans or use AutoCad or Microsoft Visio, have a detailed plan to ensure correct measurements for accurate materials ordering & installation.”

An alternate view shows both the form and function of this yard.

This project is proof of what hard work and planning, as well as the DIY spirit, can do for your yard.

From the many plants to the eco-friendly Trex, this yard is all about green.

The architectural drawing of the backyard design.

The homeowner was so pleased with his Trex Deck, he decided he needed a Trex Fence to match.

Kathleen Reardon of RD Architecture in Houston, Texas is credited with the design for this incredible backyard.