Stop the Rot: Protect Your Customers’ Decks for Years to Come
Your customers designed their dream deck. They’ve picked out a bevelled-edge plan with perfectly matched railings and sophisticated lighting.
They’ve thought of everything except the long-term life of this dream deck.
That’s where your knowledge makes all the difference. You know the deck’s wooden substructure is prone to damage due to moisture over time if not protected.
The average 200- to 500-square-foot deck costs about $7,000 to construct, according to HomeAdvisor.com, and your customers want guarantees that their investment will last. You can provide that peace of mind with Trex Protect or Trex RainEscape.
Trex Protect — The Rot Stopper
For about $100 worth of Trex Protect, you can protect the base structure of your customer’s deck by sealing the joists and beams. Trex Protect, a butyl flashing tape, acts as a moisture barrier and prevents wood rot and decay. Unlike asphalt-based tape, Trex Protect’s butyl tape endures through high temperatures and has a wider range temperature range for installation.
Available in two sizes, 1-5/8” for joists and 3-1/8” for beams, Trex Protect Joist and Beam Tape is easily applied as a cap (versus wrapping) to horizontal and vertical surfaces, allowing the wood to breathe. It comes with a 25-year warranty that guarantees your customers will get the most life out of their decks.
Trex RainEscape — The Complete Package
Trex RainEscape, an under-deck drainage system, not only completely covers and protects all of the wooden substructure, it also creates usable space beneath the deck.
Using a network of troughs and gutters to keep rain, spills and snowmelt from dripping through elevated deck boards, Trex RainEscape creates a completely dry space below the deck. With this complete system, you can add even more value to your building project by designing an outdoor living space with lights, ceiling fans, an entertainment center or an outdoor kitchen.
Just as you wouldn’t skimp on a home’s foundation, don’t take chances with your deck build’s substructure. Your customers will remember your quality workmanship each time they’re grilling a burger or entertaining friends — and they’ll spread the word when their guests compliment your beautiful work. After all, you made their dream deck come true.