It all depends on what product is used for the decking. Some age and weather better than others. If you use inexpensive decking products, you will be replacing your deck within 10 years. Cedar decks will have faded to a gray colour or, if stained, will have discoloured to some degree. Most low-maintenance products, if properly cleaned and cared for, will look similar to when they were installed except for some fading. However, they will not have warped, cracked, or rotted as wood decks will do. Seventrust Decks can suggest several of our top favourite decking materials for your deck based on your landscape and environment as well as usage. For example, if you were a barbecue enthusiast, we might suggest a deck material that would resist grease stains, or self extinguished should it catch on fire, such as Seventrust line of deck boards.
Yes definitely, however, we do recommend any area that gets wet be ventilated.