Libby Smoot, August 21, 2014

Elevations: Perfection From The Ground Up

We all enjoy the jaw-dropping deck images at featuring the rich colors of our Trex decking, the elegance of our railing and the finishing touches added by our outdoor lighting and furniture. What often is missed, though, is the material underneath it all that can make or break an outdoor deck space. Trex introduced a steel framing substructure three years ago to add superior support and safety to decks. While Trex Elevations may not make all of the family photos, it’s actually the most important part of an outdoor project.

Replacing pressure-treated framing, the steel components of Elevations – beams, joists, tracks and posts – create a strong, straight and safe foundation. Elevations is rot- and termite-proof, non-combustible and lasts much longer than wood, which is why we back it with a 25-year warranty. If you’re looking to take your idea of outdoor living to the next level, never settle for anything less than Trex Elevations.

Chris French, a TrexPro Gold deck builder in California, used Elevations to set the stage for a Trex Transcend deck showcased at the 2013 Sunset magazine Celebration Weekend in Menlo Park, Calif. More than 20,000 people turned out for this three-day event, putting the deck through “a lifetime of residential wear in one day,” French said.

“There’s nothing on this deck we could have done with wood,” he added. “As a builder, you want to put things up that last. You don’t want something up that’s going to diminish in value and integrity in a year’s time.”

To check out this breathtaking delight, watch the video below. You can view more Elevations videos at

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