Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Manassas, Va.-based Backyard America to develop and market Trex Pergola kits manufactured of durable and low-maintenance cellular PVC TrexTrim ®. Trex Pergola kits will be available in a variety of sizes and designs to complement any residential or commercial outdoor space. “Through our agreement with Backyard America, Trex will expand our brand beyond the deck – as pergolas become increasingly popular design options for patios, yards and gardens,” said Ronald W. Kaplan, chairman, president and CEO of Trex. “With this launch, professionals and consumers will be offered yet another high-style and low-maintenance Trex product to efficiently and cost-effectively enhance outdoor spaces.” Exceptional Style and Design Flexibility Trex Pergola kits will be available in a wide range of styles and options that provide ultimate design flexibility for homes and commercial buildings. Each kit will include all the pre-cut components and hardware necessary to install a complete pergola. Kits are available in approximately 25 different standard sizes or may be ordered in custom sizes and shapes. Pergolas may be attached to a structure or free-standing, supported with round or square columns and may be protected with an optional shade system. In addition, all pergolas will be offered in a standard white finish and may be painted to complement the exterior of a home or commercial building. Superior Durability Unlike pergolas constructed of wood or other materials, Trex Pergolas will boast superior performance. Engineered for installation over long spans and exposure to the elements, Trex Pergolas will offer the same exceptional durability as the core Trex product line. In fact, they will meet demanding exposure “C” requirements – meaning they will hold up under the force of 140 mile per hour winds in an open environment.