Project Spotlight – Parkway Overlook Apartments (Washington DC)


Property Name: Parkway Overlook Apartments

Address: 2841 Robinson Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020

Owner and Client: District of Columbia Housing Authority


The Parkway Overlook Apartments project is a rehabilitation initiative of an abandoned garden apartments complex in Southeast Washington, DC’s Congress Heights neighborhood. The site is located just three miles from the U.S. Capitol across the Anocostia River.  Site reclamation converted the property into 220 units of affordable housing consisting of 1-2-3 bedroom units. Workforce development training programs were implemented to provide onsite support for residents. Solar power systems were installed which will provide up to 30% of the energy needed for the facility.  For more information about the project, read the press release from the Washington, DC mayor’s office.


Trex Fencing is used throughout the seven acre Parkway Overlook Apartments project in applications for trash enclosures, group condenser and HVAC equipment enclosures. Trex Fencing was selected specifically because the architect felt the unique board-on-board characteristics of Seclusions contributed to the site design. The fence was used to surround three sides of the enclosures but left open in the front for easy access and to avoid a sense of the large enclosures appearing closed-off. The architect wanted a small amount of transparency, so the fence was designed for such by cutting alternating pickets near the top to provide a gap. Horizontal rails ran below the semi-transparent top as a way to give the enclosures a finished look to the open feel. This solution provided relative ease of construction and limited costs.

The adaptability of Trex Fencing makes it a perfect solution for trash enclosures or HVAC enclosures. Even tall dumpsters or HVAC equipment can be hidden from view behind a Trex fence since the structures can be adapted to various heights. The sturdy, dense posts can be installed directly into the ground or on top of concrete pads sleeved over post mounts. With a 5/8″ thick wall, Trex posts are designed for standalone support up to eight feet tall.

Like the Parkway Overlook Apartments complex, every housing site has trash collection locations and utility equipment. While necessary for living spaces, these site features are typically unattractive. Dumpster enclosures provide obscurity to hide unsightly trash receptacles and HVAC enclosures block noisy equipment. The aesthetic improvement a Trex fence can provide extends beyond the functional benefit of heavier, more industrial structures such as block walls. Both serve to provide durable enclosures, but Trex fencing is a softer, more natural barrier and provides a value engineering option to finished, textured walls. Trex fences are easier to repair and adapt, and gates can be constructed with Trex Fencing components ensuring a matching design throughout.


EDG of Bethesda, Maryland was selected as the project architect. The firm provides comprehensive design and production services in the DC Metro area. For more information on the firm’s work on the Parkway Overlook Apartments and the use of Trex fencing in this project, please contact the project architect.

Tim Powell RA, LEED AP

3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814


Trex fencing is a composite fence system designed to provide full or partial privacy with durable, low-maintenance materials. Available in vertical or horizontal picket orientations, the fence is versatile; it can be stepped or sloped and built up to 12′ tall. Since the early 1990’s, Trex has led the outdoor building materials industry in composite products, providing innovative, environmentally responsible solutions for commercial building projects. For more information on how Trex Fencing can be used for your projects, please contact our corporate offices as 877-700-8739 or [email protected]

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Project Spotlight – AAA Quality Fence – Lafayette

Project Spotlight – AAA Quality Fence – Lafayette

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].

Project Spotlight: Golden Spiral Design Office

Project Spotlight: Golden Spiral Design Office

Most people buy Trex Fencing because it is strong, beautiful, and low-maintenance. The fact that Trex Fencing is also eco-friendly, is usually just a perk, not a selling point. But when it came to the new office space for Golden Spiral Design, a green fence was their top priority.
Florida architectural & interior design firm Golden Spiral Design focuses on sustainability in a beautiful and creative way. Of course, their home office had to reflect those same values. It’s been several years in the making and a Trex Fence was only part of the project. Golden Spiral Design found a condemned brownfield auto-garage in Boca Raton, Florida. Their goal was to transform the space into a work of art that gave back to the community and the environment. You can read more about this amazing building here:

Before: condemned auto-garage

After: Golden Spiral Design office

Trex Fencing’s high-quality composite is actually 95% recycled wood and plastic. When Trex manufactures their fencing, they use reclaimed sawdust, wood pallets, plastic grocery bags, and plastic kitchen film. All of this material would’ve ended up in a landfill, but Trex uses it to make incredible fences.  But it’s not just their product that’s green, Trex’s manufacturing process is focused on eliminating harmful chemicals and reclaiming factory waste. In fact, the U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Trex Fencing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points that can contribute to a LEED-certified building. This distinction certifies that a building project is energy efficient, eco-friendly, and sustainable.

Winchester Grey is a popular color in Florida and other coastal states.

The modern style of Horizons complements the local flora planted around the perimeter.

So when Emerald Skyline, a sustainability consulting firm committed to the built environment and the project’s sustainable consultants, went searching for an eco-friendly fence, the obvious choice was Trex Fencing. And while finding a LEED-certified fence was their priority, they also needed a fence that would match the beauty of their building, and provide the privacy and security needed for a commercial office. They decided on 6ft tall Trex Horizons, our horizontal style fence, in the color Winchester Grey. Emerald Skyline’s environmental architect, Abraham Wien designed the rolling security gate that allows access to the building.

Installing Trex Fencing is very easy as the pickets cut just like wood.

This rolling double gate is perfect for large driveways.

Locals say this fence and the overall project has changed the character and appearance of the neighborhood. This was Golden Spiral Design’s first time working with Trex Fencing, but they love this beautiful new component to their building. If you’re in the Florida area, check out Emerald Skyline and Golden Spiral Design and learn more about Trex Fencing.
It’s always nice to get positive feedback on a Trex Fencing project, whether the person loves the beauty it adds to their yard, or they are grateful for its strength in a recent storm, but this project is something special. Our fence was just one component to a much larger project dedicated to making our world a better place.
Project Spotlight: Publix Shopping Center

Project Spotlight: Publix Shopping Center

If you live in Jacksonville, Florida you’re probably familiar with the Publix shopping center on the corner of Beach and Kernan. And if you’ve been there lately, you’ve probably noticed the brand new fence upgrade. A total of 525 feet of Winchester Grey Trex Seclusions Fencing was installed to replace the old wood fence on the edge of the property. The Publix shopping center was looking for a high-end product, something much better than the old wood fence they constantly had to pay to fix and maintain. Like most customers, they were already familiar with Trex Decking and were happy to learn that Trex manufactures fences with that same high-quality composite.

Not only does this new Trex Fence improve the shopping center, but it also creates a better barrier to the homes on the other side of the fence. Trex Fencing has unique interlocking pickets that make it completely private, unlike a typical board-on-board wood fence. And these pickets are also what makes the fence “neighbor-friendly,” which means it has the same clean look on both sides. This particular fence is 8′ tall. providing practical privacy and security for the property. In other applications, a Trex Fence can be built even taller — up to 12ft.  — without compromising the strength and integrity. All of these attributes of Trex Fencing are what make it the ideal fence for homes and businesses alike.

A Trex Fence is 95% recycled wood and plastic.

Local contractors, Pillar Maintenance installed the Trex Fence for the Publix Shopping center. This was the contractor’s first time working with Trex Fencing, but it certainly won’t be their last. Not only is it easy to work with, but it also makes for some happy customers. Pillar Maintenance had a great experience with Trex and looks forward to offering it to more of their customers. Of Trex Fencing they said, “It’s such a good, strong product. It really eclipses all other fencing materials”.

Trex Fencing handles the wet Florida weather better than wood or chain link fencing.

Even with a 7ft ladder, you’d have a hard time climbing this Trex Seclusions Fence.

This new fence will be a cool grey color after it’s gone through its natural fading process.

Publix and the rest of the business in Kernan Square are extremely pleased with their new fence. Not only does it look great and save them from high maintenance costs, but it also comes with a 10-year commercial warranty.

Trex Fencing is experiencing an explosion of growth, especially in the Florida area. Click Here for a look at a residential Trex Fencing install in Fort Lauderdale. And Click Here to find a Trex Fencing contractor in your area.

Project Spotlight: After Hurricane Irma

Project Spotlight: After Hurricane Irma

Florida residents faced a particularly rough hurricane season in 2017. After things calmed down, there were a lot of broken fences, and a lot of homeowners looking for something better. One of these homeowners was Tracey from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sections of Tracey’s old wood fence were toppled during Hurricane Irma, and she wasn’t about to replace it with a new wood fence that would only last until the next hurricane. This led her to search for something better and she found Trex Fencing.

Trex Composite Fencing has actually been certified to withstand hurricane-force winds, unlike your average wood fence. In addition to being incredibly strong, Trex Fencing is also beautiful and private; something you won’t find with other “hurricane fences”. In fact, Tracey specifically chose Trex Fencing because of its durability and clean, classic appearance. 

Ready for a Trex Fence of your own? Click here to get samples and give us a call or email and we can help you get started.

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: Love’s Travel Stops

Project Spotlight: Love’s Travel Stops

If you’ve ever driven a car in the United States, you’ve probably seen a Love’s Travel Stop. Soon, you’ll be able to see Trex Fencing at several of their locations. Trex is working with Love’s to install utility and dumpster enclosures as well as perimeter fencing in an effort to improve the customer experience. Trex is ideal for commercial projects because of its low maintenance, natural aesthetic, and durability.

Trex is used as a divider between the gas station and truck parking.

Love’s Travel Stops are found all over the U.S.

Dumpster enclosures might not be as glamorous as a California beach fence, but Trex Fencing is versatile. Trex, unlike dumpsters and utility boxes, has a natural appearance that complements the surrounding landscape. Love’s chose the lighter Saddle color, which has the look of a classic wood fence. And the interlocking pickets make it completely private. But don’t be fooled by the attractive facade. Trex is an incredibly strong and durable fence. With a hurricane-force wind rating and a strength that surpasses wood and vinyl, Trex Fencing is great for security. For added strength, the gates on some of these dumpster enclosures were reinforced with steel.

Trex is used as a dumpster enclosure for Love’s Travel Stop.

And businesses love Trex, because they don’t have to budget for yearly fence maintenance, making it cost-effective. Trex is easily cleaned with a bit of soap and water, and it will never need painting or staining to keep it looking good. In addition to their utility and dumpster enclosures, Trex was used in a more typical fashion as privacy perimeter fencing. Often installed between the gas station and the truck stop, the Trex Fence acts as a barrier to reduce noise and improve the landscape.

Love’s is trading chain link for Trex.

Utilities are protected and out of sight.

Steel posts were added for strength.

Trex Posts set easily in concrete.

We understand that appearances are important. A clean landscape and an attractive fence, with dumpsters and utilities out of sight, are more appealing to a customer. And Love’s is committed to a great customer experience, whether you’re driving a semi-truck or a minivan.

Greg Sells of Ace Quality Fencing installed the Trex Fence at the Paris, TX Love’s Travel Stop. He loves working with Trex because it is beautiful and easy to install. Greg highly recommends Trex to all his customers, so if you live in the North Texas,  Southern Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas or North West Louisiana area, give him a call!

Utility enclosures have never looked better.

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: 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!

Project Spotlight: South Carolina Residence

Project Spotlight: South Carolina Residence

All the best landscapes have two things in common, thoughtful planning and a Trex Fence. A customer in South Carolina did just that to create this beautiful, spacious yard.


Months before any work actually began in the yard, the homeowner began his research. He wanted a fence that was private, secure, and something that actually looked good. Many days were spent researching various kinds of composite fences including SimTek, EndWood, Illusions, and Trex. He went to home shows and collected as much information as he could about the products. Ultimately, he decided to use Trex because of its proven durability and natural appearance. It’s a fence that withstands the weather, and wouldn’t be destroyed if a tree were to fall. And he definitely wasn’t interested in something that needed regular upkeep and repair. And the homeowner decided that a Trex Fence that would provide the perfect backdrop to his newly landscaped yard.

The yard before landscaping.


After deciding on Trex, he went to his local Lowe’s store. Lowe’s was able to special order the Trex Fencing and also connect him with a nearby contractor. While this fence installer had never worked with Trex before, all it took was a few minutes on the phone with our national sales team to figure out how to install the fence. And thanks to this customer’s in-depth research, he was able to help. After completing the 8ft tall Woodland Brown Trex Seclusions Fence, the fencer said it was the greatest fence he had ever installed. The customer also chose a pair his Trex Fence with 4ft tall Alumi-Guard fencing in the front portion of his yard along with a small side gate. Trex matches ornamental fencing very well, especially to break up the look of a solid fence and to allow some visibility into the yard.

The 8ft tall Trex Fence with an aluminum gate.

The Trex Fence:

From concept to completion this project took about a year, including the research, planning and clearing the some of the trees. But the customer says it was well worth it. He is awestruck every time he looks out his window and he is absolutely thrilled with his Trex Fence.  He says that even people walking down the street will stop to admire and comment on his fence. He couldn’t be more proud.

Trex Fencing is the perfect backdrop for landscaping.

A view from the front yard before installing Trex.

Much of the yard had to be cleared of trees before landscaping began.

The view from the side of the house before the fence and gate were installed.

Trex integrates well with an ornamental metal fence.

Woodland Brown Trex Fence with trees and shed.

Trex Fencing with a 4ft aluminum gate.

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Trex Fencing Survives a Texas Tornado

Trex Fencing Survives a Texas Tornado

We take pride in selling Trex Fencing because we know it’s a great product. We often hear positive reviews from satisfied customers, but the story of Bonnie G. from Crowley, Texas was something that had to be shared. She wrote ”I have a beautiful Trex Seclusions fence around my backyard. In a recent tornado, my house was severely damaged and 2 of the bottom rails of the fence had to be replaced. Work was done by Buzz Fence Company in Fort Worth, who also did the original installation. All of my neighbors’ fences were blown down, but mine stayed put.  I’m proud of my fence.”
We were thrilled to hear that Bonnie is proud of her fence, but we can’t say we were surprised.

Trex is a product that is built to survive all the extremes of nature, including the tornado and hurricane force winds. No one should be looking out their window during a storm only to find that their fence is flying through their yard. Trex is strong, tested to wind speeds up to 110 mph and wind gusts to 130 mph. Click here to view the independent wind-load testing results. Often, fences require gaps to allow some wind to pass through, rendering them semi-private, but the special design of the Trex Seclusions and the Trex Horizons fences allow for complete privacy, while also still being windproof.  Trex is a wind resistant fence because the composite material is strong, durable and much thicker than other products on the market. And Trex guarantees that your fence will stay safe and secure with a 25-year residential warranty.  Whether you’re living in Tornado Alley or just a windy part of town, Trex is the best fence for you.

But we can’t take all the credit. Buzz Custom Fence installed this Trex Seclusions fence and quickly replaced the 2 bottom rails after the storm. We’d like to thank Buzz Custom Fence for the installation, repairs and their representation of Trex Fencing. We are proud to be partnered with this great company.

About Buzz Custom Fence

Buzz Custom Fence is a family-owned business started in 1999 by Denise and Eric Schrader.  Together, they have built a company staffed by hard-working individuals who work together as a team to provide beautiful fences and gates for homes, schools, and businesses all over North Texas.  Among our many options for fencing, we are proud to partner with Trex to offer visually stunning and durable composite fences.

The slogan, “We promise a lot and deliver more” is the goal for every job, no matter how large or small.  Our commitment to value and complete customer satisfaction is upheld by every employee and proven by the many awards we have received and happy customers we have served.  When you see a beautiful fence, look for the “Buzz” sign on it!”

If you’re in the Northern Texas area and are interested in your very own tornado-proof Trex Fence, contact Buzz Custom Fence.

Buzz Custom Fence

5104 West Vickery Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

(817) 263-9788

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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.

Project Spotlight: Big Bend National Park, Emory Peak

Project Spotlight: Big Bend National Park, Emory Peak


Big Bend National Park in beautiful southwest Texas is one of the latest customers of Trex Fencing. Trex was selected to create privacy screens around composting toilets situated near Emory Peak, at the base of the ascent to the highest point in Big Bend National Park. All of the fencing materials were hauled in via a mule pack string as there are no roads or other way to access this location. A second location along the trail will be installed in 2017.


According to Erik Walker, Trail Maintenance Supervisor for Big Bend National Park, “the Trex Fencing product was was a very efficient system to install. We are very happy with the final product that is now being utilized by thousands of visitors who hike the trails in the park each and every year … our visitors are sure to enjoy it for many years to come.”


Trex Seclusions interlocking pickets are a perfect solution for privacy screens. Combined with durable, rot-free Trex Fencing posts, the privacy screens will endure the climate and use for which they are intended. Woodland Brown, the selected color, provides a natural, low-profile appearance that blends into the environment around the service areas.


The composting toilets at the Big Bend National Park are environmentally-friendly service areas that consume no electricity and provide vital services for hikers. Trex is proud to supply building materials to ensure responsible care of natural resources in our national parks.


For more information about the trail, visit Big Bend National Park . To learn more about how Trex Fencing privacy screens were selected for the composting toilets, contact Erik Walker at [email protected] or 432-477-2316.


Project Spotlight: PG&E Substation, Mendocino CA

Project Spotlight: PG&E Substation, Mendocino CA

The California-based utility company, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), recently selected Trex Fencing to enclose a substation in Mendocino, CA. Chain Link Fence & Supply (Livermore, CA) installed the fence. Like many commercial projects using Trex, the fence height is 10′ tall. The color installed is Saddle, and the total length of fencing is 230′. Trex was selected because it provides sound suppression and a unique, attractive appearance that reduces the industrial look of the substation. The fence completely blocks the view of the equipment behind it.


Adverse soil conditions required a deeper foundation for the posts than normal. The architectural design called for 96″ post holes, filled with concrete. Galvanized steel posts were embedded in the concrete and extended up out of the ground so the Trex posts could sleeve over them. One of the advantages of a Trex Seclusions post is that for fences up to 8′ tall, they do not require reinforcement, but because the posts are hollow they also can be used as sleeves for taller fences such as this one.


Trex fencing is a popular choice for these types of applications. Utility and dumpster enclosures, as well as perimeter fencing or privacy screens, utilize the high durability and aesthetically pleasing benefits of the product. Most privacy fences are limited to 6′ or 8′ heights, but with Trex, heights up to 12′ tall are possible. For technical details regarding Trex Fencing, including architectural drawings and installation guides, please visit our resource support page.


About Chain Link Fence & Supply. The company has provided commercial and government installation services throughout the Bay Area since 1996. Chain Link Fence & Supply primarily installs and repairs chain link fences but will install other materials and will extend their service area on a case-by-case basis, such as with this PG&E job. If you would like more information on a how to acquire installation services for commercial and government projects, please contact Kenny Stanley: 925-606-8167 / [email protected]


Steel posts embedded in concrete foundation for Trex Fencing posts

120" tall Trex Fencing  Trex Fencing at Pacific Gas and Electric Substation in Mendocino, California

Project Spotlight: Pooler City Hall, Georgia

Project Spotlight: Pooler City Hall, Georgia

Installation Project by Savannah Fence & Entry Contractor, Savannah, GeorgiaSavannah Fence & Entry Systems of Savannah, Georgia recently installed a Trex Seclusions fence for the city of Pooler. The new city hall complex in Pooler required a privacy area around a portion of the new town square and selected Trex fencing. In addition to its low-maintenance and aesthetic benefits, Trex was selected because it was able to be built to the required 10 ft. tall height. The color selected was Woodland Brown.

The new city hall in Pooler is part of a development project that has been in the works for years. The nod towards a historical square is part of the city government’s vision to provide an area which will hearken back to the traditional appeal and function of a city government space. The area will also eventually include a walkable community and will help revitalize the section of town running along the Highway 80 corridor.  Watch the WOTC reported on the city hall project.

Trex is a perfect compliment to the new property. The architecture firm that designed the building and surrounding area, Hussey Gay Bell, was tasked with developing a property that would serve the city for several decades. With Trex, the city chose a fence that will last much longer than wood and will not require the upkeep of a typical fence.  The brickwork columns provide a beautiful contrast to the wood-look Trex Seclusions fence. The fence was attached to the brick columns by cutting Trex posts in half and mounting them to a treated 2×4 that was anchored to the column.

About Savannah Fence & Entry. The company was founded in 1991 and serves the Coastal Empire and Low Country areas of southern Georgia. Visit the company’s Facebook page for more company information.  For information on how to acquire Trex fencing installation services from Savannah Fence & Entry, contact Roy Tomazin at (912) 234-5188 or [email protected]

Dark Brown Trex Fencing built for Pooler City Hall, Georgia  Tall Commercial Fencing for Government Facility

Project Spotlight: First Citizens National Bank

Project Spotlight: First Citizens National Bank

A new First Citizens National Bank building recently was constructed in Union City, Tennessee.  One of the design elements of the new property was the installation of approximately 100 ft. of Trex Fencing in the Saddle color with the slim profile crown post cap.  The fence serves as a parking lot barrier between the bank and an adjacent apartment building.


Union City is a city in Obion County, located in northwest Tennessee. It has a population base of approximately 11,000 people and maintains several historical buildings and landmarks. With its beautiful brick architecture and local businesses, the Union City downtown area is an attractive example of a small town in the southeastern United States. Trex fencing provides a stately, natural appeal that compliments a variety of structures such as those found in downtown Union City.


Trex fencing was specified for the building project by the McGehee, Nicholson, Burke Architects firm based in Memphis. Trex was selected for its unique, complimentary aesthetics, long-term economic value, and low-maintenance attributes. Trex is often requested for commercial projects specifically because it does not require painting or staining, and will not rot or degrade like wood fencing. The fence is exceptionally durable, providing long-lasting beauty to properties.


The fencing materials were supplied by City Lumber Company in Jackson, Tennessee. While City Lumber primarily serves contractors and retail customers in the Jackson area, the company will supply the entire southeast region on a case-by-case basis.  Contact Holly Dozier for more information on how to purchase Trex fencing from City Lumber.

Project Spotlight: HOA in Torrance, CA

Project Spotlight: HOA in Torrance, CA


A Homeowners’ Association in the Los Angeles South Bay area recently selected Trex Fencing to replace existing wood fence. The association previously had installed a fence with tan colored pickets and dark brown posts and trim rails, so they were able to stay with their color themes by using Saddle Trex pickets in combination with Woodland Brown posts and rails.


The HOA board selected Trex fencing after extensive research. Besides wanting to stay with the color combination theme, the association wanted a low-maintenance, durable alternative to the wood fencing.


The Torrance-based HOA will replace approximately 3,000 linear feet of fencing in multiple phases. The fence will surround patio areas for ground level units. Another distinct aspect is the utilization of angle adapters to accommodate the trapezoidal shape of many of the units.


Patio enclosures are a practical design option for urban-based homeowner associations in California such as one for Plaza Condominiums in San Diego.  Trex is easily adjustable to shorter heights which is often a requirement for HOAs. With its fully enclosed profile, Trex is also a good solution for reducing sound and providing privacy.


Patio enclosure fencing for homeowner association

Trex Fencing provides privacy for patios




Trex Pickets Used for Deck Skirting

Trex Pickets Used for Deck Skirting

We’ve talked about the many benefits of the Trex Seclusions interlocking picket system. Here’s another one: creativity. For this particular project, the pickets were cut and placed underneath the deck to create a secure storage space. They provided a perfect solution for closing off space underneath while also showing an attractive finished look. Additionally, since the pickets are made out of Trex’s long-lasting composite, they won’t rot in spite of their contact with the ground.
The skirting on this deck was used for a neat decorative finish. The color selected was Woodland Brown which compliments the rest of the deck. The board-on-board appearance of the Trex pickets gives a series of distinctive shadow-lines.
Do you have your own creative use of Trex fencing components or a completed project you would like to share? Email pictures and details to [email protected].
Project Spotlight: Richard Bowling Elementary School

Project Spotlight: Richard Bowling Elementary School

The Hercules Fence branch in Norfolk, Virginia recently completed the installation of Trex Seclusions fencing and gates in the Saddle color for a new elementary school in Norfolk.  The project was comprised of fencing and access gates for a utility enclosure, and large gates for dumpster units. To provide security and suppress noise from the equipment, the fence was built eight feet all.


Construction for the Richard Bowling Elementary School building began in 2015 and the school will open Fall 2016, providing education for over 700 students. The new school building is part of a large multi-school construction project in Norfolk.


According to Ishmel Harps, Project Manager for Hercules Fence, a collaboration of RRMM Architects and Livas Group Architects, PC designed five school projects in Norfolk, Virginia utilizing Trex materials for the dumpster enclosures. The architects chose Trex based on its appearance and long-standing durability. Hercules Fence was hired by the general contractor, SB Ballard Construction Company, to install each of the projects. The first project, Richard Bowling Elementary School, has been completed and all parties are pleased with the appearance and installation of the Trex system.


Fence Installation for Broad Creek Elementary School, Norfolk, VA


Allen Stamper, General Superintendent, of Hercules Fence states, “As with any product there is a learning curve and this was no exception. We had to core drill through the concrete to set our posts while being mindful of the concrete footing of the masonry wall. We devised custom brackets to attach the posts to the masonry wall, which gave added support for the large double dumpster gates. Time was of the essence, so we pushed to meet the schedule.”


About Hercules Fence. Hercules has been in business for over 50 years and maintains five locations serving all of Eastern Virginia as well the DC Metro area. The company serves both commercial and residential customers. For additional information about this project or how Hercules Fence can provide you with an estimate for Trex in the Norfolk area, contact Ishmel Harps at 757-321-6713.


Hercules Fence Installation for Broad Creek Elementary School

Creative Design Idea: Trex Posts and Rails

Creative Design Idea: Trex Posts and Rails

Sometimes a fence serves strictly as a decorative barrier rather than a privacy structure. This is an example of an interesting design from Utah where the contractor combined Trex posts, post caps, and rails with 2×2 lumber to create a 4 ft. tall square lattice fence. We’ve seen similar work done before with iron panels, wood balusters, mesh, and even bamboo. The Trex rails easily allow panels or balusters to slide into them effectively sandwiching the other material to hold it in place. In this particular application, the installer made a rectangular panel with a frame surrounding the 2x2s so he could drop the panel into the bottom rail, screw the sides to the Trex posts, and place the top rail over the frame. The top rail was then screwed down to the Trex brackets to hold everything together.


What creative ideas have you implemented? If you have built a unique fence with Trex components and have pictures to share, feel free to email them to [email protected]


Project Spotlight: Central Fire Station – City of Orange, TX

Project Spotlight: Central Fire Station – City of Orange, TX

Orange, Texas – In a small Texas city, the town government is making big improvements to one of its local offices with Trex Fencing.

The Central Fire Station for the City of Orange, Texas just got a makeover. The city outfitted the station with Winchester Grey Trex Seclusions perimeter fencing and a dumpster enclosure.  This 300 ft. installation of composite fence was just what the City of Orange was looking for with its clean design, weather resistance, and long-lasting color. This Trex Seclusions fence ties the fire station in seamlessly with the surrounding houses, but successfully seperates the properties. The dumpster enclosure enhances the appearance of the property by covering the unsightly appearance of the dumpster and any loose trash that may potentially fall out.

Trex Fencing is the ideal solution for government properties as it provides complete privacy and security, while alleviating the need for constant repair and aesthetic upkeep. Trex Fencing will never need to be stained and is highly resistant to harsh weather conditions. Even in hurricane prone areas like Orange, Texas, Trex fencing can stand up to any storm that comes its way.  Trex Fencing insures that your city’s investment will last a very long time while offering a clean and high-end appearance.  

To learn more about Trex Fencing and how it can benefit your city’s government properties call us at 1-877-700-8739 or email us at [email protected]