I do plan on putting an umbrella over the dock - it is open to the sun. How much hotter is composite vs wood?
A lot. Scroll down and see earlier posts.
If its going to be covered then it will only be hot when the sun is shining on it. I have composite at home on my deck and wood at the lake. The wood is not as hot but both get pretty hot with direct sunlight in the summer.
Thank you all for your input!!