"To reduce the up-keep, we decided to go with an aluminum decking. Turned out to not be any more expensive than the newer composites. With all the trees we have, keeping the debris cleaned from the openings between deck boards is a real pain. There are no openings with this material, so much less up-keep. It creates a water proof cover of the area below, but we are not using it for that property. We also have a problem with squirrels gnawing on the composite I used to build the front porch and walk, shouldn't have that issue with this."
Southern Industries/Archadeck of Augusta is the contractor and the product is AridDek from Wahoo Decks. We are also using aluminum railing from Wahoo Rail.