Your go-to for everything how-to

Looking for all the nitty-gritty details? You've come to the right place. Our How-To Team has seen (and built) it all, and Trex Academy is here to help you elevate your outdoor space. Explore our instructional videos, step-by-step guides and pro-tips throughout your deck building journey.

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Learn all the ins-and-outs about building your own deck with our detailed video tutorials and written how-to instructions. 

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How-To Guides By Phase

Ready to jump in? We've broken down all the steps of building your new Trex deck into six easy-to-follow phases to help keep you on track.

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1Planning & Foundation

Before you break ground, let's make sure you've prepared for a safe and successful build.

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2Decking Installation

Your plans have been finalized and your foundation is set. Now, it's time to build your deck with help from our How-To Team.

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3Stair Installation

Installing stairs can be a complex process. We'll show you everything from planning your rise and run to installation.

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4Railing Installation

Let's frame your view. Our How-To Team will help you add beautiful, safe Trex railing to your outdoor space.

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5Finishing Touches

Complete your look with our go-to finishing touches, like Trex® Fascia, Trex® Outdoor Lighting™ and Trex® RainEscape®.

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6Upcycle with Trex

From floating shelves to mini herb gardens, let's turn your spare Trex® boards into something special. 

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Meet Our How-To Team

From guidance on getting started to design and pricing help, our team is here to share all the knowledge you'll need for your Trex project.

Devin
Devin
Devin is our expert guide. With lots of tips and tricks. Devin is here to coach you through every step of your deck build.
Lindsey
Lindsey
Lindsey knows how to bring energy to any project. With a background in electrical work, she is a novice DIYer here to help you build your new deck from the ground up.
Brittany
Brittany
Brittany is a novice DIYer who loves to get her hands dirty. She’ll guide you through all the nuances and nitty-gritty details that make a project successful.
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