Trex Co. has launched Trex Academy, an online multimedia content hub dedicated to helping DIYers design their deck project from concept to completion, including resources for DIYers to find nearby builders.
Housed within the Trex website, trex.com, the content hub features a mix of resources geared toward DIYers of all skill levels. Content and tools range from quizzes and inspirational galleries featuring real homeowners and deck projects, to planning tools like an AR Deck Visualizer app, cost and color calculators, and a user-friendly Deck Designer tool. For those ready to get the projects off the ground, there is a comprehensive library of step-by-step how-to guides and videos for navigating the entire deck building process.
“With Trex Academy, if you can dream it, you can build it,” said Leslie Adkins, vice president of marketing and ESG development for Trex. “Whether you’re a novice DIYer embarking on your first project or are planning to use a professional for your deck build – we have assembled all the tools, products, guides and support you might need to turn your vision into a view.”
Once inside the Trex Academy pages, visitors can explore content modules at their own pace including
Plan Your Deck – Helpful tools for comparing and selecting materials, estimating costs, visualizing and drafting deck designs, ordering samples and finding nearby retailers and builders.
Get Started – Explains the key steps to building a deck, including important pre-build considerations, inspirational and shoppable project galleries and expert advice and testimonials from real DIYers.
How-To-Guides – Detailed, step-by-step instructional guides that take the user through every part of the process from planning and foundation work to installing decking, lighting and railing, plus finishing touches and even upcycling leftover materials. Each guide features estimated project completion time, pro tips, downloadable deck plans, and tools and materials lists. The section is easily searchable with filters by project and product type, build phase, and instruction format (written or video), while each individual guide is easily navigated by chapter for easy reference.
Literature & FAQs – Additional resources including full installation guides, product brochures, care and cleaning guides, warranty information, technical and safety information, architectural spec sheets and more.
Trex Academy features a full YouTube playlist complete with 15 newly-produced, in-depth how-to videos covering the entire deck building process. Each video can be navigated using chapter markers and offers instructions and expert tips from Trex’s How-To Team. Links to related videos and a shoppable list of featured products are included in the description of each video.
Other available resources include an Ideas Page, Decking & Railing Duos, deck planning checklists and more. For more information or to check out the Trex Academy resource portfolio, visit https://www.trex.com/academy.