New composite deck: Framing and Pillar options
I am planning for a small suspended deck that's attached to the house. Deck size: 12ft x 5.5 ft. Suspended height: 9-10 ft. Location: GTA.
I want to do composite for lower maintenance. So far, I am leaning towards getting Trex Transcend or Select, but I have some concerns about the framing options. It looks like most composite decks use PT wood for the frame. While I am ok with the frame and joists being in PT as they will be covered, I am wondering what are the options for the pillars. The pillars will be 9-10 ft and the deck is facing west, so they will get a lot of sun. I would like the pillars to last as long as the floors/railings, and I do not want to get to a situation where 15-20 years from now, the pillars need to be replaced while everything else still looks good.
I am planning to go to deck masters in the next couple weeks to ask for their advice, but I would also like to get opinions from someone who is not trying to sell me something
I noticed that Trex makes steel framing (Trex Elevations), anyone has experience with these?