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Trex Company, Inc. Composite Decking and Railings
 
         
SECTION 06 73 00
 
         
COMPOSITE DECKING AND RAILINGS
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Trex Company, Inc.; composite decking and railings.
This section is based on the products of Trex Company, Inc., which is located at:
160 Exeter Dr.
Winchester, VA 22603-8605
Toll Free Tel: 800-BUY-TREX
Tel: 540-542-6300
Fax: 540-542-6890
Email: request info
Web: https://www.trex.com
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Since 1996 Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category, becoming the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking products. Never content to settle, we continue to make strides in outdoor engineering, melding innovation with environmental responsibility and beautiful form with powerful function.
Formed in 1996 through the buyout of a division of Mobil Corporation, our company went public in 1999. Today we offer the industry's widest array of high-performance composite products, which are available in more than 42 countries around the world. With the largest market share of composite decking in North America, a growing international footprint and more than $400,000,000 in annual sales, we lead the industry on a global scale.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Composite Decking (Trex Select).
 
          B.Composite Decking (Trex Transcend and Trex Enhance).
 
          C.Composite Railing (Trex Select).
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 05 73 05 - Decorative Stainless Steel Railings.
 
          B.Section 06 11 16 - Mechanically Graded Lumber.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM C177: Standard Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus
          2.ASTM D570: Water Absorption of Plastics.
          3.ASTM D1761: Mechanical Fasteners in Wood
          4.ASTM D1413: Test method for Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-block Cultures
          5.ASTM D7031: Standard Guide for Evaluating Mechanical and Physical Properties of Wood-Plastic Composite Products, ASTM International
          6.ASTM D7032: Standard Specification for Establishing Performance Ratings for Wood-Plastic Composite Deck Boards and Guardrail Systems (Guards or Handrails).
          7.ASTM E84: Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials, ASTM International.
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
 
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Installation methods.
 
          C.Shop Drawings:
          1.Provide plans and details which include layout, spacing, and sizes of decking and railings.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
          D.Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
 
          E.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, representing actual product color, size, and finish.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Minimum 5 year experience manufacturing similar products.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications: Minimum 2 year experience installing similar products.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
          C.Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
          1.Finish areas designated by Architect.
          2.Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship is approved by Architect.
          3.Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
 
          1.6PRE-INSTALLATION MEETINGS
 
          A.Convene minimum two weeks prior to starting work of this section.
 
          1.7DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Deliver and store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging bearing the brand name and manufacturer's identification until ready for installation.
 
          B.Store products on a flat and level surface. Adjust support blocks accordingly.
 
          C.Support bundles on supplied dunnage.
 
          D.When stacking bundles, supports should start approximately 8 inches from each end and be spaced approximately 2 feet on center. Supports shall line up vertically/perpendicular to the decking product.
 
          E.Do not stack decking more than 14 bundles.
 
          F.Keep material covered using the provided bundle cover until time of installation.
 
          G.Handle materials to avoid damage.
 
          1.8PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
 
          1.9SEQUENCING
 
          A.Ensure that products of this section are supplied to affected trades in time to prevent interruption of construction progress.
 
          1.10WARRANTY
 
          A.Provide manufactures warranty against rot, decay, splitting, checking, splintering, fungal damage, and termite damage for a period of 25 years for a residential installation and 10 years for a commercial installation. In addition provide the Trex Fade and Stain Warranty against food staining and fading beyond 5 Delta E (CIE units) for a period of 25 years for a residential installation and 10 years for a commercial installation.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Trex Company, Inc., which is located at: 160 Exeter Dr.; Winchester, VA 22603-8605; Toll Free Tel: 800-BUY-TREX; Tel: 540-542-6300; Fax: 540-542-6890; Email: request info; Web: https://www.trex.com
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
 
          2.2Design/Performance Requirements:
 
          A.Structural Performance:
          1.Deck: Uniform Load - 100lbf/sq.ft.
          2.Tread of Stairs: Concentrated Load: 750 lbf/sq.ft., and 1/8 inch maximum deflection with a concentrated load of 300 lbf on area of 4 sq. in.
 
          B.Fire-Surface Burning Characteristics per ASTM E-84.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.3COMPOSITE DECKING
 
          A.Wood-Plastic Composite Lumber:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete type not required
          1.Product: Trex Transcend Decking Boards as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          2.Product: Trex Enhance Decking Boards as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          3.Material Description: Composite Decking consisting of recycled Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and recycled wood. The product is extruded into shapes and sizes as follows:
          a.Width: 1 inch x 5.5 inches (25 mm x 140 mm).
          b.Lengths - 12 feet (3658 mm) 16 feet (4877 mm), and 20 feet (6096 mm).
          c.Color - To be specified by owner from Trex' standard list of colors.
          4.Physical and Mechanical Properties as follows:
          a.Flame Spread, ASTM E 84: 85.
          b.Thermal Expansion, ASTM D 1037: 1.9 x 10-5 inch/inch/degree F.
          c.Moisture Absorption, ASTM D 1037: Less than 1%.
          d.Screw Withdrawal, ASTM D1761: 588 lbs/in.
          e.Fungus Resistance, ASTM D1413: Rating - no decay.
          f.Termite Resistance, AWPAE1-72: Rating = 9.6.
          g.Compression Parallel, ASTM D198: 1588 psi ultimate, 540 psi design.
          h.Compression Perpendicular, ASTM D143: 1437 psi ultimate, 540 psi design.
          i.Bending Strength, ASTM D198: 3280 psi ultimate, 500 psi design.
          j.Shear Strength, ASTM D143: 1761 psi ultimate, 360 psi design.
          k.Modulus of Elasticity, ASTM D4761: 400,000psi ultimate, 200,000 psi design.
          l.Modulus of Rupture, ASTM D4761: 3750 psi ultimate, 500 psi design.
          m.Ultimate strength values are not meant for design analysis. Design values are for temperatures up to 130 degree F (54 degree C).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Transcend decking's deep wood-grain pattern and luxury colors create a premium, ageless look that leave other composites in the dust. No sanding. No staining. No painting. No kidding. (Not to mention simple soap-and-water cleanup.)Transcend decking maintains its vibrant color and luxurious finish come scorching sun or red-wine spill thanks to its unyielding, three-side shell protection and our 25-Year Limited Residential Fade & Stain Warranty. See how using a 95% recycled board (that's almost the whole thing) makes you feel about the great outdoors. Delete if not required.
          5.Product: Transcend as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          a.EARTH TONES Collection: Featuring pronounced grooves and knots
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** A strong and simple stair rail brings understated elegance to a terrazzo, while the monochromatic style keeps it chic. Delete if not required.
          b.EUROPEAN Collection:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** When the view beyond the deck whether it's turquoise waters or the tenth green is the center of attention, our glass-paneled railing keeps things safe and sensational. Delete if not required.
          c.PREMIUM TROPICAL Collection: Shaded and striated board to board.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Transcend railing with colonial balusters adds a touch of gentility to any space (and its minimal upkeep might be the most gracious touch of all). Delete if not required.
          d.SOUTHERN Collection:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Trex Enhance is our low-maintenance, high-performance composite that offers all the charm and none of the trouble of real wood. With its high-definition grain pattern and classic color options, Enhance features a rich, sophisticated finish at a value that only adds to its appeal. No outdoor living space is complete without railing that perfectly captures its surroundings. Enhance decks mix and match with all of our Trex railing lines, allowing you to create a completely custom look.
The innovative Trex Hideaway Hidden Fasteners are an option with grooved-edge boards for perfectly consistent spacing and no visible screws on top. We don't harvest rainforests to make Trex. In fact, we've never cut down a single tree. Trex decking is made of recycled materials, from reclaimed wood and sawdust to plastic packaging. Delete if not required.
          6.Product: Enhance as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          a.Pattern: Grain variations extend a natural look.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** With such an easy design scheme, Trex Select decking and railing adds our legendary luxury to your home more affordably than ever. While Select decking features our hallmark high-performance shell technology and nature-inspired colors, the complementary white railing is a simple solution for a clean finish. Now more than ever, you can complete your high-caliber outdoor living system without compromise. Delete if not required.
 
          B.Wood-Plastic Composite Lumber:
          1.Product: Select as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          2.Pattern: Consistent patterns board to board reveal a flawless finish.
          3.Material Description: Composite Decking consisting of recycled Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) and recycled wood. The product is extruded into shapes and sizes as follows:
          a.Trex Select Decking Boards; 0.875 inches x 5.5 inches (22 mm x 140 mm).
          b.Lengths - 12 feet (3658 mm) 16 feet (4877 mm), and 20 feet (6096 mm).
          c.Color - To be specified by owner from Trex' standard list of colors.
          4.Physical and Mechanical Properties as follows:
          a.Flame Spread, ASTM E 84: 85.
          b.Thermal Expansion, ASTM D 1037: 1.9 x 10-5 inch/inch/degree F.
          c.Moisture Absorption, ASTM D 1037: Less than 1.2%.
          d.Screw Withdrawal, ASTM D1761: 388 lbs/in.
          e.Fungus Resistance, ASTM D1413: Rating - no decay.
          f.Termite Resistance, AWPAE1-72: Rating = 9.7.
          g.Compression Parallel, ASTM D198: 1588 psi ultimate, 540 psi design.
          h.Compression Perpendicular, ASTM D143: 1437 psi ultimate, 540 psi design.
          i.Bending Strength, ASTM D198: 3280 psi ultimate, 500 psi design.
          j.Shear Strength, ASTM D143: 1761 psi ultimate, 360 psi design.
          k.Modulus of Elasticity, ASTM D4761: 400,000psi ultimate, 200,000 psi design.
          l.Modulus of Rupture, ASTM D4761: 3750 psi ultimate, 500 psi design.
          m.Ultimate strength values are not meant for design analysis. Design values are for temperatures up to 130 degree F (54 degree C).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** When it comes to finishing the sides of your deck, nothing beats the beauty, durability and low maintenance of high-performance Trex Fascia and stair risers now available to match every one of our Trex decking lines, and for the first time ever, a go-with-anything high-performance white. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Fascia Boards
          1.Product: Trex Fascia.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** When it comes to building stairs for your deck, sometimes it's best to stray from the straight and narrow. Whether confronted with tight quarters or conflicting styles, you may require stairs that are a little less conventional. That's why we're introducing the next step in elevated living: the spatially efficient and customizable Trex® Spiral Stairs™ system.
Engineered with the same combination of durability and ease that makes us the world's #1 decking brand, Trex Spiral Stairs offer all of the space-saving advantages of traditional spiral staircases with Trex signature style, strength and simplicity. And with a range of design options like two material choices and custom, high-performance composite treads the Trex Spiral Stairs system is the ultimate staircase alternative. Space Saving and Stylish; Aluminum Powder-Coated or Galvanized Options; Available in All Trex Transcend Colors; Optional Trex Boards and Trex Lighting; Easy to Install; 25-year Limited Warranty. Delete if not required.
 
          D.Stairs:
          1.Product: Spiral Stairs system as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Explore our decking colors and put your imagination to work. Delete if not required. Colors are available in all three composite deck boards: TrexSelect (Good), TrexEnhance (Better), TrexTranscend. Delete color nor required.
 
          E.Composite Decking Color:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Greys palette. Delete if not required.
          1.Color: Gravel Path; (Transcend - Classic Earth Tone).
          2.Color: Pebble Grey (Select).
          3.Color: Island Mist (Transcend - Premium Tropical).
          4.Color: Clam Shell (Enhance).
          5.Color: Winchester Grey (Select)
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Browns palette. Delete if not required.
          6.Color: Rope Swing (Transcend - Classic Earth Tone).
          7.Color: Beach Dune (Enhance).
          8.Color: Saddle (Enhance).
          9.Color: Saddle (Select).
          10.Color: Tiki Torch (Transcend - Premium Tropical).
          11.Color: Tree House (Transcend - Classic Earth Tone).
          12.Color: Havana Gold (Transcend - Premium Tropical).
          13.Color: Spiced Rum (Transcend - Premium Tropical).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Reds palette. Delete if not required.
          14.Color: Madeira (Select).
          15.Color: Lava Rock (Transcend - Premium Tropical).
          16.Color: Fire Pit (Transcend - Classic Earth Tone).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Everything you need to get busy building - from fasteners to saw blades - features Trex-grade engineering. Delete if not required.
 
          F.Accessory Hardware:
          1.Fasteners:
          a.Trex Universal Hideaway Hidden Fasteners.
          See - s7d4.scene7.com/is/content/Trex/Installation%20Guide%202013pdf for the updated recommendations on fasteners.
          b.Screws:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.4DECK RAILING
 
          A.Composite Railing:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Composite boards and railing take this outside space beyond the ordinary. Our highest-performance railing option offers more colors in more component profiles than any railing out there. Won't rot, warp, peel or splinter (which trumps sanding row after row of wooden balusters any day) and it never needs painting or staining, ever. Talk about luxurious. Delete if not required.
          1.Product: Transcend as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Our most accessible line of simple, streamlined hand railing is both effortless and elegant. Our luxurious-yet-affordable railing offers an easy installation process that's perfect for the DIYer. We keep things tidy in classic colors that complement any deck design - all paired with the balusters to match. Delete if not required.
 
          B.Hand Railing:
          1.Product: Select as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          The Trex ADA-Compliant Handrail system is designed to seamlessly blend with all Trex railing options, offering an extra level of safety, strength and accessibility for any deck design. Available in three colors - Charcoal Black, Bronze and Classic White - this heavy-duty aluminum system features a full complement of components to accommodate easy installation.
Made with a high-quality powder-coated finish that is AAMA-2604 compliant, our components resist fading, chipping and corrosion. Wall mounts and wall returns include fasteners for both wood post and aluminum post installations. Aluminum collars hide railing seams for a smooth transition between components, and aluminum cap ends conceal open rail ends.
          2.Product: ADA-Compliant Handrail as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Trex post sleeves, post sleeve caps and post sleeve skirts are the hub of all our railing lines and are available in our seven Transcend railing colors. Meaning you can pair these universal components with components from every other Trex railing line for countless ways to achieve your unique vision. All high-performance. All low maintenance. Any which way you like. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Railing Post Components:
          1.Product: Post sleeves, post sleeve caps, post sleeve skirts.
          2.Finish: AAMA 2604 powder coating, color as selected.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Our new stylish aluminum gates offer an extra level of safety, strength and accessibility for any deck design. They are designed to blend seamlessly with all Trex railing options. Offering the versatility and performance benefits of Trex railing, our new aluminum gates possess exceptional strength and can be customized to fit nearly any opening up to 48 inches wide. The welded panels with slide-on posts make installation fast and flexible.
We also offer high-quality adjustable hinges with a premium locking latch. Trex aluminum gates are available in three colors - Charcoal Black, Bronze and Classic White - with a choice of square or round balusters. The heavy-duty coating allows the aluminum to retain color and resist corrosion, while washing clean easily with soap and water. Our gates contain a minimum of 40 percent recycled aluminum, which also is a 100% recyclable and renewable resource. Delete if not required.
 
          D.Aluminum Gates:
          1.Product: Welded panel aluminum gates.
          2.Finish: AAMA 2604 powder coating, color as selected.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.5DECK DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Trex RainEscape is a unique under-deck drainage system network of troughs and gutters keeps rain, spills and snow melt from dripping through elevated deck boards, creating a dry patio area on the ground level below. It can even be installed on an existing deck by removing the flooring before installation. Once the Trex RainEscape deck drainage system is installed, utilities can be added then covered with the soffit or ceiling of your choice. Delete if not required.
 
          A.Under-Deck Drainage System:
          1.Product: Trex RainEscape as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** In our survey of deck builders, we learned that 98% of 8-10 year-old decks have splitting, rotting and decay. For the $8,000 to $10,000 price of the average deck*, wouldn't it be wise to spend a few extra dollars to protect the life of your deck? Trex Protect acts as a moisture barrier between wood and galvanized metal, helping screws hold longer and stronger so you get the full life out of your deck. Delete if not required.
 
          B.Moisture Barrier:
          1.Product: Trex Protect Tape as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          2.6OUTSIDE LIGHTING
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Get the right mood right under the moonlight with our sophisticated deck lights. Easy to build into a new or existing deck, Trex Deck Lighting is even easier to set up with the Trex LightHub connection system. To take the look up another notch, try the optional timer and dimmer for total lighting control. Whether safely illuminating your stairways with LED step lights or proudly highlighting the perimeter of your domain with deck post lighting, our lights offers a long-lasting glow that never fails to match the beauty of a Trex deck. Delete if not required.
 
          A.Product: Trex Outdoorlighting as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Showcase the radiant beauty of your home and landscaping with the radiant glow of LED lighting. Manufactured in the USA, Trex Landscape Lighting offers four elegant styles of lighting designed to blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Our landscape lights are easy to adjust and even easier to set up with the Trex LightHub connection system. To take the look up another notch, try the optional timer and dimmer for total lighting control. From the dramatic flare of our outdoor spotlights to the understated elegance of our path lights and well lights, Trex Landscape Lighting gives you perfectly custom illumination for your entire outdoor space. Delete if not required.
 
          B.Trex Landscape Lighting as manufactured by Trex Railing and Decking.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
 
          3.3INSTALLATION
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Installation instructions s7d4.scene7.com/is/content/Trex/Installation%20Guide%202013pdf
 
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction.
 
          B.Cut, drill, and rout using carbide tipped blades.
 
          C.Do not use composite wood material for structural applications
 
          3.4Cleaning
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** s7d4.scene7.com/is/content/Trex/Installation%20Guide%202013pdf
 
          A.Cleaning as required by manufacturer for warranty compliance.
 
          3.5PROTECTION
 
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
 
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
         
END OF SECTION
          DISCLAIMER:
Trex Company, Inc. Guide Specifications have been written as an aid to the professionally qualified Specifier and Design Professional. The use of this Guideline Specification requires the sole professional judgment and expertise of the qualified Specifier and Design Professional to adapt the information to the specific needs for the Building Owner and the Project, to coordinate with their Construction Document Process, and to meet all the applicable building codes, regulations and laws.