Total cost ipe vs Azek , labor and materials?
We are trying to decide on decking material for a 12' x 20' deck.
We had originally planned on Azek for it's low maintenance but since reading posts on this forum, we're realizing that we may not be happy with its' tendency to stain, mildew, etc.
Ipe seems like another great choice. We have estimates from several contractors to do the deck in Azek. My question is how much would the cost vary if we decided to use ipe instead? From what I understand, the composites are often more time- consuming to install so the labor costs are higher.
Would appreciate any insight and/or any other suggestions for materials. Thank you.