TrexPro® Platinum Deck Builders

TrexPro® Platinum Deck Builders in Michigan

A TrexPro® Platinum deck builder has a contractor’s license and carries general liability insurance as required where he conducts business. Additionally, TrexPro® Deck Builders complete installation and product training on all Trex products and successfully meet requirements to obtain the TrexPro® designation.

M.A. Swiastyn Building Co. is proud to be a TrexPro® Platinum Deck Builder.

TrexPro® Platinum Deck Builders have achieved advanced product and installation training and make up a select group of talented and dedicated professionals experienced with using Trex products to craft the deck of your dreams. Look for the TrexPro Platinum icon when you’re searching for an official TrexPro® Builder.

Trex Company is the world’s largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, with more than 20 years of product experience. Stocked in more than 6,000 retail locations worldwide, Trex outdoor living products offer a wide range of style options with fewer ongoing maintenance requirements than wood, as well as a truly environmentally responsible choice.

Trex authorized dealers and TrexPro® deck builders are independently owned and operated and are neither affiliated with nor agents or representatives of Trex Company, Inc. Trex Company makes no representations or warranties as to, and is not responsible for, the performance, acts or omissions of such parties. It is the ultimate responsibility of the property owner to select a Trex authorized dealer and/or a TrexPro® deck builder based upon their individual assessment of such dealer or contractor.

How to Clean a Composite Deck

How to Clean a Composite Deck

Have you been enjoying your deck but now it needs a little cleaning? You want to use the right tools when cleaning your deck so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Composite decking is one of the most carefree options for constructing a deck. It is important to properly clean and care for your deck. Remember there are certain materials that can damage your deck. 

Cleaning Mold, the hidden dirt!

Mold is one of the largest problems with a composite decking.  Although the surface looks solid, composite decking is actually quite porous.  This leaves areas for mold to form when water sets in the groves for an extended period of time. 

The best method for cleaning mold is to use a non-toxic, sodium percarbonate(hydrogen peroxide) based cleaner. Apply with a brush to reach into the grooves.

Power Washing, not your best option!

Pressure washing is not usually recommended for composite decking.  Pressure washing too close or using too much pressure can damage your deck. Composite decking material is softer than wood and can be etched. Once the material has been “opened up”, this can lead to other issues including chipping, sun damage, and mold staining. 

In most cases, a garden hose should be sufficient for regular duty cleaning.  If you must pressure wash, just remember to keep it at the lowest pressure possible and no closer than 8″ from the surface.

Protecting The Deck After Cleaning

One of the most important and often excluded steps in regular deck maintenance is to protect your deck against moisture intrusion.  Water left pooling on the surface of your deck can create problems such as mold/mildew growth, deck rot, and warping. The good news is that mold can be prevented with the application of a moisture barrier.

Choosing the correct product is crucial. Beware of any “waterproofing” deck sealants or chemicals that “encapsulate” the deck. These products can trap moisture inside the deck.  You want a non-toxic solution specifically for the purpose of inhibiting mold growth on porous materials, without damaging the surface or the environment. 

Forgetting the Gaps

One of the biggest contributing factors to Mold is a simple step most people overlook– the gaps! Dirt and debris can build up over time collecting moisture providing the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Depending on your climate, the gaps between your deck boards should be cleared out at least once a year. This will allow the air to pass between the boards helping to keep the underside nice and dry.

Prevention is the real secret, you want to use cleaners that will help stop mold and build-up before it causes problems later.

3 Reasons to Switch to Composite Decking

3 Reasons to Switch to Composite Decking

You could build your deck with any number of materials. But why would you, when Trex® consistently outdecks wood and the wannabes? Below we unpack three of the many reasons Trex high-performance composite is the decking your outdoor space deserves.


Get the look of wood without all the worry. Trex requires no seasonal painting, sealing or staining. Unlike wood, it won’t warp, fade, rot or splinter. And it’s of no interest to hungry termites. That being said, not all wood-alternatives are created equal. PVC decking is made predominantly from virgin plastic and chemical additives, making it a far less eco-friendly option.


Our high-performance, water-resistant decking material allows Trex to stand up to years of temperate climates and taxing rainstorms. Not to mention, we offer products like Trex® RainEscape®, a unique under-deck drainage system that keeps rain, spills and snowmelt from dripping through elevated deck boards—creating a dry patio area below. Learn more about our other moisture-protection products.


 Being green is in our DNA. We make our eco-friendly decking from an innovative blend of 95% reconstituted wood and plastic film. On top of that, our company uses some of the most earth-friendly manufacturing processes in the country, reclaiming factory waste and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals. Learn more about our sustainability efforts.