This winter I want to refinish my 20+ yr old wood deck. Its 16x16'. My plan is to demo the top, repair and reuse as much of the original underpinning, and then screen it.
I plan to avoid building a real roof and using overlapping shade canopies. 1 extra option is an outdoor hearth wood burning fireplace. Currently composite is 3 times more pricey, but I'd love to not have to worry about stain, splinters, knots etc. Doing some research I've found some folks really against it, showing failures and fading. Ive found a cheaper brand, choicedeck at lowes which is $35 a 1 1/4x6x16' which looks good.
Any failures out there?
Any major fading?
Would you do composite decking again?