Veranda or Trex???
Ann Sitarz
September 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am building a roof deck (full sun) and trying to decide whether to use the less expensive Veranda Armor-guard or go for the Trex Transcend. What I understand the difference to be is the PVC coating on Trex Transcend covers all 4 sides, which prevents wood components in the composite from rotting. I am not certain, but I believe the Veranda Armor-guard is sealed on 3 sides (which leaves the underside at risk for the wood components to rot. The Trex Transcend is 50% more and has a 2 week lead time (vs Veranda is available immediately). Does anyone have experience with either product? There is a paint product called Restore that is a rubberized coating that can be applied to pressure treated wood--would sealing the fourth side of the Veranda achieve the same rot protection?

I appreciate any insights!
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studio3600
I have veranda and hate it! It gets mold spots on it and it faces west. It's five years old. It was nice for a year. Check to make sure trex can be applied over roof. I can send photos tomorrow if you like. Good luck.
September 18, 2013 at 6:46pm        Thanked by Ann Sitarz
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Ann Sitarz
Is it original or Veranda Armor-guard? I'd love to see a picture!
September 18, 2013 at 6:54pm   
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studio3600
Idk. But I have friends with trex and its very nice.
September 18, 2013 at 7:00pm   
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studio3600
This was part of an addition and I really didn't research it. It had nothing to do with cost, I just wanted the project finished. Get the trex, but just check on their guarantee. In veranda defense they would probably give me new product but if I go to that trouble I will buy something else.
September 18, 2013 at 7:06pm   
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studio3600
This is clean. NOT!
September 19, 2013 at 7:54am      Thanked by Ann Sitarz
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studio3600
Sweet Jackie doesn't care.
September 19, 2013 at 7:55am     
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