FENCE POSTS BY TREX. THE ULTIMATE UNIVERSAL FENCE POST.
Fence posts by Trex are versatile. Of course, they are the basic component on which the Trex Fencing systems rely to stand firm and beautifully for a generation or more. They are also are useful as alternatives to other types of posts.
Trex posts do not have routed holes like vinyl so you do not need to set them precisely (just mark and cut off the top if they are too long). The 5/8″ thick, dense material holds any screw just like wood. That means you can attach virtually any bracket to the post.
The interior of a Trex fence post is hollow. This gives you the flexibility to sleeve the post over the top of other components such as an embedded pipe or wall mount, thereby saving time or creating a method to attach the posts that would not be practical with solid wood.
Posts by Trex are an excellent component for virtually any fencing application. Considering the use of Trex posts in place of wood, vinyl or metal fence posts? Read on!
WHY TREX POSTS?
Your fence is only as strong as your posts. Choosing the right material will be the difference between enjoying years of virtually no maintenance work or wasting weekends with the headache of fence repair.
With wood fencing, damaged pickets may be relatively easy to replace in small quantities. Damaged rails will take quite a bit more effort since replacement means detaching more components to replace the broken pieces. However, replacing posts requires a completely different level of skill, labor and expense.
In most cases, fence posts are embedded at least 24″ in the ground in a concrete footer. To replace the post, the rails and pickets for the sections on either side of the post will need to be removed. Then, the concrete footer will need to be broken up and taken out of the hole. After excavating the hole in preparation for the replacement, the new post and concrete will need to set before attaching rails and pickets for the adjoining sections. Putting the new post in exactly the same spot as the old post and making sure it is plumb is essential or you may end up with rails that are too short and too long on either side of the post. Chances are, you will be replacing more than just the post in this case.
The replacement of just one rotting or damaged post could take the better part of a day to do. With a Trex post, you can count on virtually eliminating the costly and time-consuming activity of post replacement. Trex will not rot and because of the thickness and dimension of the material, it holds up much better over time than wood. Our posts look better too! Wood naturally starts to decompose as soon as it is in contact with the elements and even fresh coats of paint or stain can only do so much to maintain the natural beauty. On the other hand, Trex will last beautifully years and years without requiring replacement.
Trex is also a superior fence post to other materials. A vinyl post is quite thin, making it more prone to damage. Iron or aluminum posts are narrow, lacking any aesthetic substance and both are prone to corrosion. Trex never rusts and the beefy 5×5 dimension gives the post a stately look.
ATTRIBUTES OF A TREX FENCE POST
Wood posts won’t last; they split and rot. Vinyl posts are thin and have the unnatural temperance of plastic. With Trex, you get the best of both worlds.
Trex Fence Posts WON'T:
- Rot or decay
- Warp or twist
- Get damaged or eaten by insects
- Become brittle, crack or break in extreme temperatures
- Need wood or steel reinforcements (except for gate hinge posts)
Trex Fence Posts ARE:
- Versatile for all types of fencing applications
- Easy to mount on top of walls or attach to them
- Compatible with any fence product
- Sturdy in high winds*
- Available in 3 natural colors
- Available in 8′, 9′ and 12′ lengths
- Environmentally sound (made of 95% recycled materials)
Consider combining Trex posts with your ornamental panels (sourced from other manufacturers and suppliers). Upgrade the look of your fence with Trex.
DECORATIVE TREX POST CAPS
FDS, the source for Trex fencing, sells three styles of Trex post caps. Choose flat top, pyramid, or crown, based on your design preferences.
THE TREX FENCE POST PROFILE
TREX COMPOSITE WOOD FENCE POSTS, NOT JUST FOR TREX FENCING
> Won’t rot or decay
> Won’t warp or twist
> Three rich, natural colors
> Looks great with any product
TREX THROUGH AND THROUGH
> Made from 95% recycled materials
> 25 year warranty
WORKING WITH TREX POSTS AND OTHER PRODUCTS
As the nation’s leading Trex composite fencing distributor, FDS believes the entire Trex fencing system is the best! However, if you opt for a different type of fencing, you can still use Trex posts to anchor your fence. They offer unparalleled durability, strength and beauty.
Many homeowners choose Trex posts to support their wrought iron fences or fences made of other materials. Ornamental fences, such as steel, wrought iron or aluminum fencing, look particularly striking when combined Trex.
While Trex posts do not require internal support in normal fence installations and can be set directly in the ground in concrete, they can also act as “sleeves,” allowing you to install them over nominal 4×4 wood posts or other materials to improve the look of your existing posts and to help them stand up better to the weather.
If you have questions about whether Trex fence posts would be right for your fence, contact the country’s top composite fencing distributor — FDS: 877-700-8379.
Trex Fencing Posts with Ornamental Panels
Trex fence posts are particularly popular as superior alternatives to metal posts. Whether you are installing wrought iron, fabricated steel fencing or aluminum fence panels, Trex posts are the perfect for improving the performance and appeal of your fence.
Trex composite wood fence posts offer a corrosion-free and rust-free alternative to metal. Although most ornamental fence systems use galvanized and coated steel or aluminum, all metal corrodes over time. A Trex post won’t rust and it is substantially thicker than both steel and aluminum. Trex is stronger and more durable all around.
Interchanging a Trex composite wood fence post with a metal post is easy. Trex posts are made of dense composite and most metal fencing manufacturers offer flat mount brackets to attach the ornamental fence to virtually any flat surface including the face of a Trex Fencing post. Because our posts are universal (i.e., the post can be used for lines, ends, corners, gates, etc.), the ornamental panel brackets attached simply using screws.
Download the flyer for more information and pictures about Trex composite fence posts.
* In a wind load performance test, 6′ tall Trex Seclusions fencing sustained no damage at 130 mph. As with all tests of this nature, how a product performs in a lab may differ from an outdoor environment where multiple factors such as soil conditions, temperature and moisture, and the volatility of wind movement and variability in speed come into play. Trex makes no warranty against damage sustained due to environmental conditions including wind.