Material Safety

Material Safety Data Sheet

(MSDS) contain information on the potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity, and environmental) in a given product. They also provide instructions on how to work safely with products that have hazardous chemicals. The data sheet available for Trex wood-polymer products designate it as stable with no significant physical/chemical or environmental hazards. As with any material, when working with Trex, take similar precautions as one would take when building with wood. Sawdust can be an irritant if inhaled or if exposed to eyes. Wear proper protection and use appropriate construction practices. Note: Trex Fencing has the same properties as the Trex Accents decking line that is denoted in the MSDS.

Acoustical Sound Rating

Acoustical Testing (External)

Trex Seclusions was submitted to a sound transmission loss test to evaluate acoustical properties. Intertek, the world’s largest testing agency, performed the evaluation. While a masonry wall is superior for this specific function, Trex Fencing is frequently used as a barrier because it provides a level of sound abatement needed for moderate reduction without the cost, construction limitations, and lack of appeal inherent in a concrete or block wall.

International Code Council

ICC-ES VAR Environmental Report (External)

The International Code Council (ICC) is a non-profit association responsible for the development of model codes and standards that are used for the construction process. The ICC’s International Building Code defines standards for designing, building, and compliance of structures for such elements as safety and sustainability.  This report evaluates the content of Trex composites to provide information on the recycled content of the material. The report contains details on the eligibility of Trex recycled materials to the U.S. Green Building Council criteria for LEED point contribution.

Fire Rating

Trex Flame Spread Bulletin

Flame spread (also called surface burning) testing evaluates the tendency for a material to burn rapidly and spread flames. In performance tests for these characteristics, Trex Fencing achieved a Class B rating, which makes it superior to most wood fencing.

Wind Rating

6ft High Wind Load Testing (External)

8ft High Wind Load Testing (External)

Trex Seclusions was submitted to a wind load test to evaluate its performance in high winds. Intertek, the world’s largest testing agency, performed the evaluation. The fence was tested for steady winds at 110 mph and 130 mph in gusts for 6′ tall fencing. It was tested for steady winds at 80 mph and 100 mph gusts for 8′ tall fencing. In both cases, Trex Fencing performed successfully. Engineering data for wind loads demonstrates that Trex Fencing will exceed the testing criteria.  For general assembly information and footer requirements for higher wind loads, see our Master Plan Sheets.

Creep Test

Creep testing is a process of evaluating how a material performs under stress. The purpose of the creep test for Trex Fencing was to determine the amount the fence material might change after being subjected to constant high temperature and an applied heavy load over a 90-day period. The temperature in the testing chamber was set to +/-125 degrees Fahrenheit for the duration of the test and a 100 pound weight was hung in the center of the suspended fence panel during the same period. The deflection of the material was measured vertically and laterally. The test results demonstrated virtually no deflection in the fence material.

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