Resistant Coating. The Trex Transcend Decking & Railing System is made from the same durable, low-maintenance material as the company’s standard products, with one difference: The tops and sides of the boards have a hard-shell coating with a wood-grain pattern and low-sheen finish that allegedly resists stains, scratches, and mold. Each board comes in two profile options (square and grooved) and six wood-like colors. Costs run about $3 per lineal foot. Various railings are also available. Trex Co., 800/289-8739,

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