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Trex for decking

I have a beautiful deck in my back yard that in the summer I spend many a morning sipping my coffee & waking up with the sound of the birds. After 15years my wood deck was needing restaining & a few boards replaced so I looked into composite decking as it was touted to be maintenance free. Welllll I thought no more painting lets get a new Trex deck. The price was very expensive but I decided to go ahead with this product. Fast forward 6 years & my once golden brown deck is very faded & has mould like splotches propagating all over the surface of the deck. Not a pretty site. I called the Trex customer service representative over & he advised that I use a special cleaning solution which I did to no avail. As it turns out Trex has had several class action suits against it from other unhappy consumers. My Trex contact person failed to advise me of this when he inspected the deck in 2015!!!! I am most unhappy with this product &  would not recommend that anyone purchase this material.