Entries by Edmund Rose


Trex Fencing Creep Testing

When Trex Seclusions® wood composite fencing was first brought into production in 2005, Trex® wanted to make sure that they had a more superior product to the common dog-eared composite fences that were being manufactured. Between the months of March and June of 2006, the Trex Company sent their fence product to York, PA to […]

Changes in SimTek Fencing 2013

SimTek™ Fencing 2013 Updates As a dealer of SimTek™ fencing products we have partnered with the manufacturer to help them meet the fast paced growing demand for an alternative to precast concrete fencing, high cost rock walls, and masonry walls.  SimTek™ fence has essentially reinvented the idea of simulated rock walls with the most cost […]

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Next Generation of Fencing Part 4

Market Adoption Costs for composites are higher than wood or vinyl. The manufacturing process adds a labor and material acquisition element that does not exist with wood and, though pound-for-pound a composite product is more in line with the cost of vinyl, the significantly higher volume of material in a composite means higher cost. However, […]

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Next Generation of Fencing Part 3

Design and Attributes As mentioned, while a fence is primarily a functional element, aesthetics matter. In privacy fencing, this is particularly true because of the high visibility of the object. A consumer that is willing to invest in the landscaping of their property is likely to see a fence as an extension of their living […]

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New Generation of Fencing Part 2

Composite fencing as a next-generation product Composite products have risen in recent years as a newer generation alternative to wood and fully-plastic materials. Composites combine natural and man-made elements for a stronger and aesthetically different product than traditional PVC-based materials. They have been substantially successful in decking, siding, and flooring applications gaining traction year-over-year.  Companies […]

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New Generation of Fencing Part One

Composite Fencing – the growth of a new generation fencing product Each year, new products are introduced at FENCETECH. Timing, cost, demand, and practicality are some of the factors that impact the potential success of new offerings. Some will fail to take hold. However, some products establish a foothold because they are viable solutions that […]


AFA FenceTech 2013

Join FDS Distributors and Trex Fencing at AFA’s FenceTech in Houston, TX February 25-March 1. We’ll be showcasing Trex Composite Fencing in booth #919. We’ll be there to answer all of your questions about the benefits of Trex Fencing and how you can obtain it in your area. We hope to see you there.