As a contractor using this for the first time I was disappointed in this product. It looks great finished, but was very hard to work with compared to wood.
My project was a 16' deck, framed out so that we'd have 7/8" overhang. The boards I received ranged in length from 16' 7/8" to 16' 4+ inches. Half the boards curved badly upon taking the shrink wrap off after delivery. It adds time to the job to be constantly be re-spacing the boards to keep em straight.
My most major complaint here is the uneven lengths and the uneven cuts, honestly do you guys have inspectors. On my 16" deck, one side should not have to have been cut. If those boards, being composite were indeed square I could have got em up, then just a little trim in the end, nice and clean. Nope had to square up every (insert any swear word here) board. 32 unnecessary cuts, DO YOU PEOPLE NOT HAVE INSPECTORS, OR DO YOU JUST NOT CARE !
Because the boards were wiggly I had to use hundreds of nails to set the space, about twice as many as I'd usually need. All this extra work added over 30 % labor to the job and I'm a contractor who doesn't go back, I just eat it.
Okay now the good part, looks awesome, install came out perfect, (yes, I got it on straight and square) I like the pattern. It's hot under the sun, but wood is too.
I'm going to give this product a two because it looks so nice finished, and I would recommend it if the boards all came in a standard length and were square on the ends which in my case they were not.