Minimalist, sturdy and thoroughly modern, new Trex®Signature™ Rod Rail brings sleek commercial design to the backyard.
Making its debut at the 2018 International Builders’ Show (IBS), the latest line of railing from Trex Company, the world’s number one decking and railing brand, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, offers the view-optimizing aspects of cable railing, but with the strength of aluminum for a chic outdoor living look to rival any upscale hotel or urban rooftop.
“With its view-enhancing design that’s meant to highlight what lies beyond the railing, the Trex Signature aluminum railing collection ushered in a new approach to outdoor railing design when it was first introduced in 2013,” said Adam Zambanini, vice president of marketing for Trex Company. “With the addition of Rod Rail to the series, we’re again elevating the category and inspiring homeowners to rethink what’s possible in their own backyards.”
While Trex Signature Rod Rail is intended for residential applications, its commercially inspired design and development were facilitated by the company’s recent acquisition of SC Railing (now known as Trex Commercial Products), the country’s leading manufacturer and supplier of custom architectural railings.
With access to expanded engineering expertise and capabilities, Trex was able to quickly respond to the latest homeowner trend toward industrial-style railing with a residential product that delivers the look, durability and low-maintenance qualities sought by today’s builders and homeowners.
“While Trex Company and Trex Commercial Products serve distinct markets, our expertise in both residential and commercial applications allows us to maximize opportunities and rapidly respond to developments within each arena,” Zambanini said.
“The new Rod Rail epitomizes this synergy, and we look forward to building on this momentum as homeowners continue to be inspired by both traditional outdoor living settings, as well as their favorite hotels, stadiums, arenas, restaurants and commercial environments.”
With its straightforward, unobtrusive design, Rod Rail spans long lengths for panoramic sightlines from decks, patios, balconies and front steps. Rod Rail can be installed with a continuously graspable rail option for added safety, comfort and functionality, for a clean, sleek aesthetic.
Available in three color combinations – Black/Platinum, Bronze/Platinum and Black/Black – Rod Rail can be customized with cocktail top rail options to pair perfectly with the entire Trex Transcend® high-performance decking collection.
Trex Signature provides the unparalleled durability and low-maintenance qualities that are hallmarks of high-performance Trex® products.
Aluminum offers superior strength, while durable powder coating allows the material to retain its color and resist corrosion. For quick and easy job-site installation, Trex Signature Rod Rail is available in complete kits, in 36” and 42” heights, and 6’ and 8’ lengths.
True to Trex’s eco-friendly legacy, the aluminum used to manufacture Trex Signature is made from more than 50 percent recycled aluminum and is a 100 percent recyclable, renewable resource. For additional peace-of-mind, Trex Signature railing is backed by a 25-year Limited Warranty.
Trex Signature Rod Rail also is compatible with correlating Trex® OutdoorLighting™ components. The Aluminum Post Cap features a light ring design that spreads light in all directions while the aluminum Wedge Deck Rail Light casts a warm downward glow. When not in use, these components are designed to blend in with the railing for a clean, unfettered look.
Both lighting fixtures are powered by reliable and energy efficient engines from leading LED-manufacturer CREE®. In addition, the low-voltage lights are extremely durable, as well as weather-proof and salt-air resistant – ensuring that they will retain a “like new” appearance for years to come.
Trex Signature Rod Rail and the complete portfolio of Trex outdoor living products will be on display during IBS in Booth #W3440. To learn more about Trex, visit www.trex.com.