Trex Decking / Fencing Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility:

Purchasers of Trex (a plastic composite, wood alternative) decking, railing, or fencing materials made between 8/1/2004 and 8/27/2013.

Trex was sold under a variety of brands including:

  • Accents
  • Accents Fire Defense
  • Origins
  • Brasilia
  • Contours
  • Profiles
  • Traditional Railing
  • Designer Series Railing
  • Seclusions
  • Surroundings
Estimated Amount:

The settlement provides for three tiers depending on the severity of the problem. The lowest tier provides a cash payment of $150, the middle and top tier provide certificated (40% and 50% respectively) for a discount off Trex products and partial labor reimbursement … on the off chance that having just discovered you wood alternative decking has fungal issues that your solution is to purchase more products from the same company.

Proof of Purchase:

Required. The three tiers of claims have different proof requirements. All require photos of the affected decking. The proof requirements are among the most time consuming we have seen for any settlement.

Claim Form: Trex Settlement Claim Form
Trex Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Mahan, et al. v. Trex Company, Inc.,
Case No.: CV 09-00670-JSW (N.D. California)
Case Summary:

The plaintiffs allege that when Trex products were cleaned with certain bleach based cleaning products that they could unevenly discolor and become prone to develop mould, mildew, and other fungal spots, not exactly what they wanted when they decided to purchase a nice new Trex deck.

Settlement Pool: $8,250,000
Settlement Website: Trex Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: May 27, 2014
Claims Administrator: Trex Mold and Color Fading/Variation Litigation
c/o Heffler Claims Group
P.O. Box 921789
Norcross, GA 30010-1789
(877) 495-0068

2 Responses to Trex Decking / Fencing Class Action Settlement

  1. Jacinthe Pellerin says:

    I installed a Trex deck and have had to scrub it thoroughly with a bleachy product to get the moldy stuff off of it every year. This was suppose to be a maintenance free product. Far from it and for us senior citizens we’ve been scammed by this product. It was advertized as maintenance free, it’s not. The cost of this product was a lot higher than wood would have been too.

  2. Stacie says:

    The requirements for this settlement are completely ridiculous and force customers to jump through hoops to be treated fairly! I contacted Trex 2 years after I installed a 20 X 29 ft deck and complained about and provided photographic proof of ALL the problems that are mentioned in the case summary. I was denied at that time and now I am expected to go back, clean everything again, remove everything from my deck and provide more photos to be eligible for a tier 2 or 3 claim. I cleaned it as they instructed me then. The lawyers should have insisted that those of us who had already filed a claim and gone through the motions be exempt from doing them again. That would have been fair but once again, the lawyers profit and we lose out!

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