Trex Company have extended its warranty timeframe across their whole product portfolio.
Waterproofing products including the Trex RainEscape and Trex Protect will now be warrantied against defects in materials or workmanship under normal and proper use for a period of 25 years from the date of purchase.
“For today’s homeowners who are increasingly investing in premium, low-maintenance decking like Trex, that is engineered to last for decades, it is only logical that they would want the substructure to last just as long,” IBP (which manufactures and markets the waterproofing products through a licensing agreement with Trex Company) chief executive officer Dave Kile says.
“These warranty extensions give our customers additional assurance that the investment they make in their outdoor space will be protected for decades to come.
“We believe so strongly in our products and are confident in their performance and the advantages they deliver to contractors and homeowners.
“Whether a deck is built with timber, composite or another type of material, our products can enhance its performance, longevity and enjoyment by protecting the foundation and providing added peace of mind.”
The updated 20 to 25 year warranty terms apply to the lineup of Trex-branded waterproofing products including the Trex RainEscape and Trex Protect.
An under-deck drainage system solution, the Trex RainEscape are for those wanting to fully protect their deck’s foundation from moisture damage while optimizing the usability of the space beneath an elevated deck.
The system captures and diverts water away from the deck to create dry space underneath using an integrated network of troughs and downspouts applied above the joists of the substructure.
Once protected, this space can be used for storage or outfitted with furnishings and accessories to create an additional outdoor living area. Gas and electrical lines can be safely and discreetly run between the deck surface and soffit ceiling below to power lighting, ceiling fans, grills, appliances, electrical components and more.
Combating the damaging effects of mother nature and father time, Trex Protect effectively shields the tops of joists, beams and rim joists from moisture that can lead to the development of rot and timber decay.
This self-adhesive butyl tape also seals deck fasteners and helps deck screws hold longer and stronger by preventing moisture penetration and defending against splitting that can result from seasonal freezing and thawing.
Available in widths for joists, beams and rim joists, Trex Protect works on horizontal and vertical surfaces and is applied as a ‘cap’, versus wrapping, which allows the wood to breathe. It also won’t bleed, dry out as quickly, or curl up and hold water like many asphalt-based tapes.