My Trex Stories

#MyTrexStory: Gunnarson Family

The Gunnarson family, recently completed a multi-level resurfacing project on their craftsman-style home in Alpharetta, GA. Originally built with wood, their decking and railings were starting to splinter and rot. 

June 15, 2022

Given that grilling is one of their family's favorite cooking styles (if you tried their signature smash burgers, you would understand why) and their upper deck was the only way to access their guest house, updating their outdoor space was a top priority.

Their deteriorating wood deck was resurfaced with a low-maintenance, composite decking from Trex Transcend® line in the color, Island Mist. "I had seen Trex on  and I know it's the most well-known brand with the best reputation. At this point in my life, this was the most important factor to me" said Eric. Their rails also got updated from wood to aluminum Signature® railing. "We love it. Its matches so well with the house paint job and black roof. It's a perfect match."

What was the process like? 

Eric shares, "I like the consistency in the product. You don’t have to pick through boards to find the best wood. I can use every board. And the clip system is so cool. It went down fast." Eric goes on later to share that building the deck with friends was actually his favorite memory on the deck so far. 

What is life with Trex like? 

"I like that the deck is more a part of the home because it's so nice." Eric shares that later this summer, they are hosting an intimate wedding in the backyard. With 4 tables of 8 guests each on the lower deck, they have the perfect space to celebrate the happy couple. 


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