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Q&A with Jess Davis of Carcaba Road

We sat down with home design blogger Jess Davis of "Carcaba Road" to discuss her recent decking project with Trex. As a mother of three, she makes sure her designs are functional as well as beautiful. She describes her personal design aesthetic as a "combination of coastal and country farmhouse style creating a modern rustic mix."

How did you come to choose Trex for your project?

We insisted on having a very low-maintenance, long-lasting product that was environmentally friendly. It was a simple choice since Trex is the benchmark for composite decking.

Did you have any hesitations or concerns about choosing Trex? If so, what?

None at all!

Which Trex decking collection did you use? Why did you choose that particular collection (color, grain pattern, price, etc.)?

We went with Trex Select® decking in Pebble Grey to go with the light grey tones of our home exterior. The textured boards look like real wood, which was a big benefit aesthetically.

What would you say are the greatest benefits of building with Trex?

We were immediately sold on the low-maintenance and the durability.

Did you use any of the Trex online resources or tools during your design or building process? If so, which ones and what was your experience?

We put in a sleeper wood system for our second floor deck, and the specs available on Trex.com helped us determine how far apart we should space the joists. The sleeper boards support our beautiful Trex deck.

What is your favorite aspect or feature of your Trex deck?

The deck boards feel good on your feet! And, I know our decks will last for years.

Did you incorporate Trex railing or other accessories, such as Outdoor Lighting, etc.?

Not yet, but we plan to!

How do you use your Trex deck?

Trex was used in our front entryway deck and the second floor deck in our backyard, as well as our exterior staircase.

Want to see more of Jess Davis's outdoor renovation?

Take a virtual tour of her home with our Color Mixing with Jess Davis gallery.

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