Winter storms are a common part of life on the Wasatch Front—that’s why it’s important to learn how to remove snow from Trex decking without damage. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner or new to Trex decking, you’ll find this post helpful as we walk through the best practices for snow removal as recommended by the Trex manufacturers. With these ice and snow removal tips, you can avoid unsightly scratches, dents, or other damage that could compromise the lifespan, and manufacturers warranty, of your beautiful deck. Follow these tips to learn how to remove snow from Trex decking while keeping it beautiful for seasons to come!
Pick the Right Snow Shovel for Trex Decks
When it comes to keeping your Trex deck snow (and scratch) free, the type of shovel used makes all the difference. For light snowfalls, it’s best to use an outdoor broom to gently brush away the snowfall. However, for more significant accumulations, it’s recommended to use a plastic snow shovel while following the grain of the wood when removing snow from Trex decking. While metal shovels may be more durable, they should never be used on composite decking as they can cause unsightly damages such as dings and scratches.
Can You Use Salt on Trex Decking?
The answer is yes, you can use salt on Trex decks! However, homeowners should consider a few precautions in order to mitigate damages. Blackrock and the manufacturers at Trex recommend only using rock salt or calcium chloride. Though it isn’t necessary on Trex Select or Trex Transcend materials, it’s generally a good idea to rinse the salt solution from the surface of your deck as soon as possible.
Trex is the Best Deck Material for Snow
While it might seem like more work to properly remove snow from Trex decks in the winter, Trex composite decking is actually one of the best deck materials for snow on the market today, and one of the easiest to maintain. Made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as snow and ice, Trex decking is the perfect choice for anyone seeking a low-maintenance outdoor space that remains beautiful (and functional) for years to come. However, failing to follow the manufacturer recommendations above could result in a voiding of your Trex warranty, so be sure to contact our team for additional questions or concerns.
Contact Blackrock Decks for an Estimate on Trex Decking in Utah
Need more advice on snow removal or deck installation? Blackrock Decks is here to help! ! As the premier provider of custom decks, pergolas, and patio covers across the Wasatch Front for over 40 years, we know a thing or two about keeping outdoor spaces looking great, no matter the season. Whether you’re dreaming of an amazing new composite deck or just need a little guidance with snow removal, our team is here to help. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure that your outdoor space is truly your own and that you can enjoy it for years to come. Contact our team for more information on decks in Utah.