Trex Composite Deck in Frederick Maryland: Makeover Monday

When a deck’s structure is in good shape, but the the deck boards leave a lot to be desired, re-decking or resurfacing is an economical option for many of our Maryland homeowners — especially if you choose composite materials as an upgrade from rotting, molding, or warping wood. Other times, it might make more sense to just start from scratch, and build an entirely new deck using high quality pressure-treated wood to ensure everything is up to code and is expertly installed. Composite decking, and Trex in particular, is far more waterproof and will last for years without rotting, as wood is prone to do. With Trex decking, you can choose a color and style you love, and you’ll be able to enjoy the look without worrying about re-painting or staining every year! 

Jeff Gottleib, a Fence & Deck Connection Project Consultant, worked with homeowners in Frederick, Maryland to brighten up their back deck and give the space a more modern look. The new Trex deck matches perfectly with the home’s exterior and even has a similar deck board shade as the original deck— take a look at the before and after photos below!


older wooden deck in Frederick Maryland

We first demoed and hauled away the existing wood deck before constructing a new 25′ x 14′ pressure treated wood frame. We then installed Trex Select deck boards in the Saddle hue using hidden fasteners. Saddle is an easy-to-match shade of medium brown, featuring a low-maintenance, wood-like grain pattern. Decking from the Select collection is budget friendly composite decking, with the perfect pairing of price and minimal maintenance. It’s made of affordable high-performance composite that won’t rot, warp, splinter. Plus, its protective outer shell resists fading and staining.

We then installed white vinyl Washington-style railing with black round aluminum balusters. Similar to the original deck, we enclosed the bottom of the deck with white vinyl lattice, including one convenient access gate. We also trimmed the fascia of the deck and the sides of both sets of steps with white vinyl for a clean, polished look.


new composite deck in Frederick
back deck with a lattice bottom and access gate
front shot of Trex deck in Frederick
Trex Select decking in the Saddle hue
Dining area with Trex Select decking in the Saddle hue
close up of Trex Select decking and the wood grain pattern
beautiful new Trex deck in Frederick, Maryland
Set of steps leading up to new deck

Is your current deck in need of a makeover? Fill out our short contact form to get started on your project and maybe your space will be a future #MakeoverMonday!