NEW Black Trex RainEscape


The original Trex RainEscape components come in a color that is often considered an orange, tan or brown. We are excited to announce that the same Trex RainEscape Downspouts and Troughs are available in the color black. The new black components were created to provide a deck drainage system that is virtually invisible from the decks surface. Although the original color of the system worked perfectly to create an unnoticeable deck drainage system for most decks, this new black option will provide a great alternative to those who would prefer to have a black underdeck system.

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New Black RainEscape Products include:

  1. Black Trex RainEscape Downspout
  2. Black Trex RainEscape 12′ Trough
  3. Black Trex RainEscape 16′ Trough

The drainage system will still require some of the original RainEscape materials, which have always come in the color black, such as the butyl tape, butyl tape for Trex Elevationswall flashing and post flashing. A RainEscape Butyl Caulk Tube may also be necessary to ensure the system has a watertight seal.

Go to diyhomecenter.com to figure out which color is right for you and to estimate your deck project with our Trex RainEscape Calculator.

NEW Trex RainEscape Estimator


It is now easier than ever to plan a deck drainage system using Trex RainEscape! DIY Home Center is excited to present the Trex RainEscape Estimator that will not only provide an accurate cost estimate but will also show you a list of materials that can be added to your shopping cart with a single click.
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The RainEscape Estimator is easy to use and will reassure you get all the right products the first time around. To learn how to use the Trex RainEscape estimator, follow the simple 3 steps listed below:trex-rainescape-estimator-blog-final.jpg

1. Measure Your Deck

The first step in the RainEscape estimation process involves gathering information on the dimensions and characteristics of your deck. The size and style of your deck will determine the materials you will need. Measure the width of your deck, count railing posts and collect other information that is required for estimation.

2. Enter Your Information

Once you are finished measuring your deck, simply enter the information you collected into the estimator. The RainEscape Estimator provides drop-down menus and help buttons that make finding and selecting the correct information easy.

3. Calculate & Add to Cart

Finally, click the calculate button to receive your estimate. The estimator will generate a list of the materials you need to install Trex RainEscape on your deck, including the price and an option to add all the components to your cart.

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That’s it! With the new RainEscape Estimator, you’ll be able to create a dry living space beneath your deck in no time. Visit diyhomecenter.com to shop our home improvement products, or try the Trex RainEscape Estimator today.

Trex RainEscape Video


Whether you want an outdoor entertaining area or a place for dry storage, expand the space under your second story deck with Trex RainEscape. This well-designed deck drainage system has proven reliability and is sure to have you enjoying your extra space for years to come. Watch this quick Trex RainEscape Video to see how the system works and just how simple it is to install.

Install with confidence with the complete Trex RainEscape system. This unique system directs water away from your deck, keeping the joists dry and safe from rotting. The assembly is also designed to run wiring, allowing for lighting, fans and a complete entertainment system. Here is what you need to expand your living space and begin utilizing all that room below your second story deck or porch.

Everything you need to create your Trex RainEscape drainage system.

 Materials List:

Trex RainEscape Downspouts

Trex RainEscape Troughs (Available in 12 ft and 16 ft lengths)

Trex RainEscape 2″ Butyl Tape – For Steel Framed Decks

Trex RainEscape 4″ Butyl Tape – For Wood Framed Decks

Trex RainEscape Wall Flashing

Trex RainEscape Post Flashing

Trex RainEscape Caulk

To find all Trex RainEscape products, go to DIYHomeCenter.com and get started!

 

Trex Signature Rod Rail Now Available at DIYHomeCenter.com


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DIY Home Center is pleased to announce the addition of the newly released Trex Signature Rod Rail Kits. The high-quality workmanship of Trex products makes them a beautiful and durable addition to any outdoor living space. Create a railing that is both safe and offers a sleek and modern look for your friends and family to enjoy.

About Trex Signature Rod Rail Kits

Trex Signature Rod Rail kits feature unique horizontal rods to maximize any view. This aluminum deck railing system is made with a platinum horizontal rod infill that can be paired with either a bronze or charcoal black top and bottom rail. The kit comes in a 36-inch railing height, for standard residential applications and a 42-inch railing height, designed for commercial use or second story railings. It is also available for both stair and rail applications. The Signature Rod Rail kit is compatible with other Trex products including, decking, post caps, lights and gates.

Benefits of using the Trex Signature Rod Rail Kit
  • The Trex Rod Rail System is made from aluminum, which is durable and requires little maintenance.
  • The system is powder coated so that the railing will not need to be painted or stained to maintain its beautiful look.
  • The Trex Rod deck rail system is easy to install and requires no special installation tools. They can be topped with a Trex cocktail rail for a place to set plants, drinks and other deck accessories.
  • Add Trex post caps, Trex lighting and post sleeves to enhance your railings appearance.
Where to buy Trex Signature Rail Kits

Visit DIYHomeCenter.com for Trex Signature products. DIY Home Center offers everything from balusters and connectors to railings and lighting, to create the deck of your dreams. For more information on how to create a personalized, custom deck railing for your next decking project, visit diyhomecenter.com today.

Don’t Forget Trex Protect – Your Deck Will Thank You


Building a deck is an investment for homeowners. Adding Trex Protect can safeguard your investment by extending the life of your deck. When comparing the cost of joist tape to the long term expense of deck rot, the minimal cost to add tape just makes sense (or cents!).

Designed for use on both beams and joists, Trex Protect comes in two widths: 1 5/8″ Trex Protect Joist Tape and 3 1/8″ Trex Protect Beam Tape. For complete protection, it keeps out moisture from entering around deck fasteners, protects metal joist hangers on wood structures, and secures screws for a long lasting hold.

 

Before installing Trex Protect, it is important to make sure your joists do not have any dirt or debris, to assure proper adhesion.  Watch this short installation video to see how easy it is to install and preserve your deck for years to come.

To complete your deck with a Trex Railing system or Trex RainEscape, go to DIY Home Center.

How To Install Trex Select Decking with Hidden Fasteners


Using the Tiger Claw TC-G clip system with Trex Select decking boards, is Trex approved. In other words, Trex Select can now be gun-installed using the TC-G clips. If you have used the TigerClaw TC-G system in the past, you know what a time-saver this system is and how easy it is to work with.

The free TC-G gun promo is the perfect way to get your Trex Select decking installed fast and cost effectively. Just buy 2 buckets of Tiger Claw TC-G hidden fasteners and 2 boxes of screw nails and get a Free Tiger Claw Installation Gun with free shipping. (Certain restrictions apply and this deal won’t last forever.)

Watch this short installation video to see just how easy it is to create a fastener-free look with TigerClaw TC-G clips and installation gun.

We always want to make sure you have the right clip for your project.  If you are installing Trex decking, keep these points in mind:

  • TC-G Clips are only approved for use with Trex Select grooved decking
  • The Cortex for Trex  fastening system is needed for perimeter boards and stairs
  • Trex Hideaway Steel Fasteners are still the recommended clip for all other Trex decking
  • Trex Hideaway does not fit Trex Select decking

Have a Trex Select decking installation planned? Make sure to check out DIY Home Center and TigerClaw TC-G Clips.

Trex Cocktail Rail for Function and Style


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You can add the perfect finishing touch to your deck with the Trex Cocktail Rail Bracket.  The cocktail rail bracket allows you to mount a Trex deck board to the Trex Signature railing system, for a functional and stylish railing design. A flat railing is a great place for company to place their drinks or plates while entertaining or as a ledge where you can decorate with a planter or decor.

Check out this easy-to-follow video to see how you can install a Trex Signature Railing system with a cocktail rail.

To find Trex products for your next project visit DIYHomeCenter.com