Trex Co. has announced the new and exciting products its plans to unveil in the first quarter 2024.
Notably, among the robust offering is its own branded fastener collection, a new X-Series Cable Rail and X-Series Frameless Glass Rail, a new Solar Post Cap, and the reintroduction of 72” and 96” lengths into the Trex Transcend railing line.
“2024 is going to be a big year for Trex and our channel partners,” said Adam Zambanini, executive vice president and COO for Trex Co. “This is the year Trex will truly become a one-stop supplier for nearly everything needed to create a high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living space. We will be expanding our offerings within existing categories via new product introductions while also extending into complementary category adjacencies. The result will be a dynamic portfolio of high-quality products thoughtfully created as a system and engineered to maximize value at multiple price tiers.”
Full Line of Fasteners
Trex is launching its own branded fastener collection. Through collaboration with the Phillips Screw Co., Trex is adding more than 120 new SKUs to its Trex Hideaway Fastener Collection including solutions for every composite deck fastening need–from color-matched screws and plugs to specially engineered bits, depth setters and clips.
“This addition to our portfolio brings meaningful innovation to what has been a relatively stagnant category,” explained Zambanini. “It also affords us greater quality control and offers our channel partners a competitive advantage by allowing them to deliver end-to-end solutions from one supplier for a seamless and worry-free deck-building experience from the joists up.”
While Trex has offered its popular Hideaway fasteners for years, this expansion establishes the brand as a serious player in the decking hardware category. Following are a few of the collection’s products and performance benefits:
- Color-matched decking screws (patent pending)– offering the best possible color match for Trex decking with a unique design that delivers optimal stability, increased drive speed and a mushroom-free finish;
- HEXSTIX technology – built into every Trex drive bit and depth setter, this patented Phillips technology hangs onto screws like a magnet to deliver a stable and wobble-free drive experience;
- Counterbore bit(patent pending) – this unique tool features a forged (vs. stamped) spade-type bit for enhanced durability, surrounded by an innovative cone and ejector arm that is strategically designed to remove debris and prevent scratching the deck or fascia surface;
- Depth setters (patent pending)– specifically engineered and labeled for decking and fascia applications, each setter is protected by an ultra-durable, glass-filled nylon sheath and rubber bumper to protect the deck surface during installation;
- Collated decking and fascia plugs (patents pending)– these first-to-market collated plugs feature proprietary construction, widely spaced collation, precise color and embossing match that promises to change the landscape of the fastener category;
- Trex Enhance scalloped decking plug system– this first-of-its-kind (and only Trex-approved) plug solution for use with Trex Enhance scalloped deck boards doesn’t rely on locator tools to ensure safe and effective installation, giving installers confidence in concealing fasteners anywhere on the deck;
- Butt joint clip (patent pending) – a wide, hidden, fastening clip that eliminates the need for a sister joint in end-to-end deck board applications, making installation faster, easier and much more reliable.
The new Trex Hideaway Fastener Collection components are fully compatible with all Trex decking products and have also been tested and proven to work with most competitive offerings. Trex will also continue to offer its popular hidden fasteners, starter clip, router bit and Trex Universal Fastener One-Step Installation Tool.
Cable and Glass Railing Systems
Among the most noteworthy introductions from Trex for 2024 is the addition of the new X-Series Cable Rail and X-Series Frameless Glass Rail to the Trex Signature railing lineup. Delivering a modern, streamlined profile, this new series is anchored by the versatile X-Series Post, which can be configured to accommodate cable or glass infill.
“Cable rail is a complicated specialty segment that we have eyed for a while but, as with all Trex products, we wanted to get it right,” said Zambanini. “The innovative X-Series system not only simplifies specification and installation for cable railing but also affords the flexibility to accommodate frameless glass, allowing us to add two new specialty options to our premium railing line, giving consumers even more style choices to achieve their desired outdoor aesthetic.”
Sold in easy-to-order kits, and using the X-Series Post, Trex Signature X-Series Cable Rail features spring-loaded cables for optimal tension management. Trex Signature X-Series Frameless Glass Rail is sold in a one-size-fits-all infill kit. Both products are expected to be available in spring 2024.
Like all Trex Signature railing options, the new X-Series offerings are crafted with premium-grade aluminum to deliverexceptional strength. A durable powder-coated surface allows the railing to retain its color and resist corrosion. All Trex Signature railing is backed by a 25-year Limited Residential Warranty.
Solar Post Cap
Joining the Trex Outdoor Lighting lineup for 2024 is a new Solar Post Cap. Compatible with Trex 4×4 composite post sleeves, the Trex Solar Post Cap is easy to install and automatically lights up when the sun goes down–no timer needed. Illumination can last as long as 19 hours with ample lighting conditions delivering a longer run-time than many solar caps on the market. Backed by an industry-leading warranty, these caps are available in Trex’s three most popular railing colors–Vintage Lantern, Charcoal Black and Classic White.
Trex Transcend Railing Line Gets Longer Lengths
In response to channel partner and contractor demand, Trex recently brought true 72” and 96” lengths back into the popular Trex Select Classic railing line. In early 2024, the brand will do the same for Trex Transcend railing, ultimately standardizing all Trex railing offerings.
Fascia Added to Trex Signature Line
Trex is adding fascia to its Signature line in 2024, making it the first collection in the category to offer a complete system of profiles complemented by Trex Signature aluminum railing.
Using a notably different process than any other Trex product, Signature decking offers the ease of maintenance and high performance of WPC with a proprietary shell formulation that delivers a realistic representation of wood. The decking is available in two nature-inspired colors.
“Trex Signature is a crowning achievement in our long legacy of decking innovation,” Zambanini noted. “Distinctively durable and luxuriously crafted with eco-friendly materials, Signature represents the pinnacle of style for the composite decking category and sets a new standard for aesthetics, performance and sustainability.”
Colorful Transcend Lineage Decking
Given its proven popularity, Trex is moving the Island Mist decking color, with its medley of calming silver tones, to its Trex Transcend Lineage decking line.
Trex Select T-Rail
Launched in mid-2023 and available for the 2024 deck building season, Trex Select T-Rail is a competitively priced rail system designed to make the beauty and convenience of Trex’s high-performance composite railing available to a wider audience. Engineered for ease and efficiency with pricing that competes head-to-head with hollow PVC vinyl railing, this new offering allows Trex and its channel partners to compete more aggressively at the entry level of the competitive railing market.
Featuring a classic T-shaped top rail, the versatile system comes with a choice of two infill options – square composite balusters in Classic White or round aluminum balusters in Charcoal Black. Full-span top and bottom rails in Classic White are offered in 36” and 42” heights and 6’ and 8’ lengths. In addition to expertly curated color and material pairings, the system uses a low-profile, underside bracket system for quick, easy assembly. And like all Trex products, it retains its clean look with minimal maintenance adding a perfect frame to any deck.
“Engineering what’s next leads to what’s new. That’s why we continue to add to our innovative collection of products that are designed to fit every build and budget,” Zambanini added. “From decking and railing to lighting and fasteners, you can rely on Trex to be your source for all things outdoor living.”
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