How Does Exterior Hardwood Decking and Siding Weather?

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Because we offer so many high performance hardwood decking and siding species, many of our clients want to know what these beautiful and long lasting wood species will look like over time. It's a great question - and you have lots of options. If you wish, maintaining the "like new" wood look is a popular option. Another appearance option is to allow your hardwood decking and siding to age naturally to a low maintenance 'weathered wood' silvery-gray patina. To help you decide what works best for you, we developed a free guide with all the answers you are looking for.

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In addition to, "How does exterior hardwood decking and siding weather?", we often hear similar questions like:

  • "How will Ipe hardwood look if I let it go gray?"

  • "What if I want to keep my exterior Garapa hardwood looking new?"

  • "What are my appearance options for Machiche siding?"

  • "What are my maintenance options for Cumaru hardwood decking?"

  • "Can you send me a sample of five year old hardwood so I can see what it looks like?"

  • "How long does it take wood to weather?"

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Even though it takes several years to make weathered wood hardwood samples, you don't have to wait that long to learn what happens. For your convenience, we have put together a much faster way to give you the answers you are looking for. Download this helpful brochure to see for yourself what the various hardwood decking and siding options will look like. 


In this free downloadable brochure you will see how the most popular hardwood decking and siding species such as Ipe, Machiche, Garapa and Cumaru age over time. Choose the wood species and appearance option that best fits your lifestyle. Learn what you can do to achieve the look you want and the maintenance level you desire. Find out how to build the longest-lasting and best looking decking or siding project that meets your needs.

Whether your goal is to keep your deck or wood siding looking brand new - or you prefer the low care and maintenance, natural "driftwood' appearance, check out your options.

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We hope you will enjoy your free "How Exterior Hardwoods Weather" guide. Please feel free to explore our website to learn more about hardwood siding options, hardwood decking choices, finish options, the low maintenance option and more. 

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