When we needed a deck we had no idea what to consider.
Jimmy Carroll's Contracting created a great looking deck for us.
I've seen some of the decks on my neighbors house and ours looked so much more distinctive since Carroll created it with "Swiss Railings" and supersolid main posts with overlapping caprails that resisted warping.
I have to say that when the heavy winter snow storms arrived it was easy for me to merely shovel the snow under the "swiss-rail"; . . . .
Lot's if room under the swiss-type spindles to push snow under(example)===>
. . . . otherwize, if I had the "spindles" that my neighbors have, . . . .
Example of bad spindles that snow can't be shoveled under==>
. . . . . We would have had to lift the snow/ice up and over the rails since basic and skinny spindles go straight to the bottom of the deck floor and ice can't fit between the closely spaced spindles.
Even the steps were very well done and impressive.