Deck material for a mountain home with lots of sun AND snow!
Well after scouring lumberyards and opinions off of this site and from fellow homeowners in the area ... I am now even more confused about what kind of decking to use. I have a chalet/log cabin type of home and live in the Tahoe area and I'm rebuilding three old small decks, all of which could possibly be completely covered with snow for the entire winter. Two of the decks will also get some pretty intense sun in the summer. I definitely want a lower maintenance product but I'm now a little scared of composites from all the bad reviews - however, since the air is really dry here would mold be a problem? What kind of material or wood would hold up the best in these mountain conditions and still look pretty good? I'd definitely prefer a natural (or at least natural-looking) material and I don't mind doing some once-a-year maintenance but nothing more than that.
Please help! Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!