WINCHESTER, VA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2016) - Outdoor living has never been this easy. Through a wealth of easy-to-use online tools and resources, Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, and leader in high-performance outdoor living products, provides homeowners with ideas and support throughout the entire process of creating a dream outdoor living space -- from inspiration to installation.
"Trex makes it easy for homeowners to explore the latest trends in outdoor living, while offering expert guidance for creating an outdoor living space that's beautiful, high-performance and perfectly aligned to the homeowner's lifestyle," said Adam Zambanini, vice president of marketing for Trex. "We strive to give homeowners the confidence to take the first steps toward building a dream deck -- and then provide all the tools they need along the way to effectively turn their dream into a reality."
To help homeowners get started on conceiving and constructing their backyard retreat, the following is a round-up of the many deck planning resources available at Trex.com:
Inspiration Gallery - The Inspiration Gallery is an online resource to help homeowners visualize their outdoor living space. The gallery features photo collections of the best composite deck designs that span regions, sizes, features and style preferences. Homeowners can peruse the images to find ideas, spark their creativity and get busy planning.
Deck Design Plans - The new Deck Design Plans tool offers users three ready-to-build deck plans representing the most popular and versatile designs for today's homes. Once a user selects a design, the tool provides a print-out that offers details of the deck's dimensions and Trex materials needed, as well as an overview of the design's benefits so that homeowners can be assured they are selecting the ideal design for their planned outdoor living activities.
Decking & Railing Duos - To help simplify railing selection, Trex's new Decking & Railing Duos guide provides a series of pre-selected railing looks to pair with some of its most popular decking colors. The feature navigates site visitors through the railing selection process, allows users to explore the latest trends and offers customized, designer-curated pairings -- helping homeowners find the perfectly paired look for their outdoor living space.
Deck Cost Calculator - When determining budget, the Trex Deck Cost Calculator offers homeowners valuable guidance in the early planning stages to help them make informed decisions. This easy-to-use tool estimates the material costs for a deck build based on size, substructure and the decking products being considered, ensuring homeowners that their dream deck remains within reach.
Find a TrexPro® Contractor Tool - If planning to hire a professional, simplify the vetting process with the Find a TrexPro Contractor Tool. TrexPros are hand-selected deck builders that have completed installation and product training on all Trex products, and are experienced with Trex and its exponential outdoor living possibilities. The TrexPro platform serves as a great resource to easily find a reliable, quality local contractor.
Deck Sample Program - When considering deck materials, homeowners can take advantage of the online sample program on Trex.com that offers quick and easy home delivery of sample deck boards. With convenient delivery by USPS, homeowners can see firsthand how different colors and textures work with their home's architecture and décor.
"Trexperts" Videos - Trex has teamed with backyard design experts Paul Lafrance and Kate Campbell of HGTV's acclaimed "Decked Out" series to help consumers achieve their outdoor retreat. In the "Trexperts" video series, the dynamic duo shares tips, trends and tricks for designing and building functional and fresh outdoor spaces.
"Trex outdoor living tools and resources don't end there," added Zambanini. "Homeowners also can check out our outdoor living blog, deck planning checklists, how-to installation videos and more on the Trex website for solutions and suggestions to help make the deck building process easier and more approachable."
For more information on Trex resources and products, visit www.trex.com.
About Trex Company
Trex Company is the world's largest manufacturer of high performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,700 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice. For more information, visit trex.com. You also can follow Trex on Twitter (@Trex_Company), Instagram (@trexcompany) Pinterest (trexcompany), or Houzz (trex-company-inc), "like" Trex on Facebook, or view product and demonstration videos on the brand's YouTube channel (TheTrexCo).