Mataverde Decking and Siding News

Stay up to date on wood decking and siding trends, product spotlights, and so much more at From fun facts about ipe hardwood to exciting ways to use Cumaru wood, you’ll find this and more at We like to keep you up to date on decking and wood siding trends and help guide you along your decision making process. When it comes to wood decking there is no better choice than Mataverde Decking. We take pride in being experts in our craft, and have a passion at sharing our knowledge with you.

We are committed to providing the best quality wood decking and siding resources to you while offering world class service. For more than 60 years, we’ve been providing the very best wood building materials including wood decking and wood siding, and continue to keep growing as the premier wood decking resource. Browse our site to learn about amazing ipe hardwood, cumaru wood, wood rain screen siding, and so much more. When it comes to premium exterior decking and siding, choose the premium hardwood decking experts at 

Mataverde News

Rain Screen Wood Siding - Why It's at the Top Homeowners' Wish Lists

Posted by Michelle Nichols on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 14:11 PM

Protect your home against the elements with rain screen wood siding. This cladding infrastructure provides space for air next to the housed structure, helping protect it from excessive wetness. That's because the spacing allows moisture to drain off easily from your home's side.

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Topics: rainscreen wood siding, rainscreen cladding options

Winterizing Your IPE Deck

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Even though your IPE deck resists moisture, pests, and decay (because IPE is one the world's hardest woods) some preparation is essential for protecting it during harsh winter weather. IPEs or ironwoods are terms that are used to describe the Lapacho group of woods that grow in Central and South America. The hardness of these woods make them ideal for residential and commercial decking. Even so, winter weather can damage your deck moisture and dirt quickly causes warping and decay if neglected.

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Topics: deck maintenance, Deck cleaning

Featured Product: Cumaru Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Apr 21, 2010 @ 16:04 PM

Mataverde Cumaru Decking

While you are packing away your winter coats and clothing and spring is in the air and on your mind, you may be considering a new deck, dock, porch or other outdoor retreat. A not-so-widely-known species called Cumaru (KOO'- mah- roo) is quickly and quietly becoming a favorite throughout the world. Cumaru is a member of the Mataverde® Premium Hardwood Decking family. This wonderful Brazilian beauty is a species of exotic decking as durable as it is attractive.

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Topics: cumary deck, cumaru decking, cumaru hardwood decking, FSC Cumaru decking


Posted by Chris Nolan on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 @ 16:04 PM

That we have over two million feet of Mataverde Premium Hardwood Decking in stock at our Decking Distribution Center in New London, CT? featuring Ipe decking, Cumaru decking and garapa decking.
That we have more than 40 additional truckloads of brand new Mataverde Ipe Decking on order and on the water ready for your decking project?
That Mataverde Ipe Furniture can be delivered directly to your home, office or job site in less than two weeks?

Green Corner

Hope Sheldon! For the past several years Hope has been pursuing her continuing education on Green Building through the National Association of Home Builders' NAHB University of Housing. In March, Hope completed courses on Business Management and Green Building on her way to Green Builder Certification.
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Featured Product: Garapa Decking

Posted by Perry Alibrio on Sun, Mar 14, 2010 @ 17:03 PM

While your thoughts may be yearning for springtime and visions of backyard beauty and warm cloudless days sparkle in your mind’s eye, you may be considering a new deck, dock, porch or other outdoor retreat. A not-so-widely-known species called Garapa (gah-RAH-pah) may be the ticket to happiness at your homestead. Garapa is a member of the Mataverde® Premium Hardwood Decking family. This honey blonde Brazilian beauty is a species of exotic decking as durable as it is attractive.

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Topics: garapa decking, natural garapa decking, FSC Garapa decking, oil finish garapa decking

Introducing the 2010 Mataverde Premium Ipe Furniture Collection!

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 @ 17:01 PM

Happy New Year to all and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous year!
We are very excited about the new product offerings we have planned for the year ahead. For some relaxing moments in the new year please check out the latest addition to the Mataverde® Premium Hardwood family:

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Topics: Ipe furniture, Ipe patio funiture, Ipe outdoor funiture, ipe benches, ipe tables, ipe chaits

General Woodcraft Provides Ipe Decking for Replica of Historic Hotel

Posted by Hope Sheldon on Sat, Nov 14, 2009 @ 17:11 PM

WATCH HILL, RHODE ISLAND— Originally built in 1868, the Ocean House remained the only standing hotel from the glory days of the Victorian era mid-way between Boston and New York. At the turn of the twentieth century the big yellow hotel became an innovative landmark physically and socially. Ocean House was the first resort hotel in the country to offer telephone service and indoor plumbing.

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Topics: Ipe deck, ipe decking, ipe porch, historic ipe decking

Decking Corner

Posted by Perry Alibrio on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 @ 17:10 PM

Mataverde® Premium Ipe Decking Color Range and Natural Graining Variations

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Ipe Hardwood Decking - To Oil or Not to Oil?

Posted by Scott Zubrow on Wed, Oct 14, 2009 @ 17:10 PM

Ipe decking fininishing options:
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Topics: Ipe deck, ipe decking, ipe deck options


Posted by Scott Zubrow on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 @ 17:09 PM

It is with great pleasure that we announce the addition of Connie Eckman to the Mataverde® team. Connie has nearly 20 years of experience in the Premium Hardwood Decking industry and offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise to clients.

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