We'd like to tear down our old pressure-treated wood deck and replace it with a new one, but we're uncertain about which material to use.
We want a deck which looks great, will last a long time, and is as maintenance-free as possible.
We're intrigued by composite but have read horror stories about it, including mold buildup, fading, scratching, and discontinued models when attempting to buy replacement parts years after installation. We're unsure if this is true of all composites or if there are brands which offer great results.
We're not opposed to building the deck out of wood, either, if that's the preferred approach. Just not looking forward to regular refinishing.