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Top 10 Reasons to Pre-Finish Ipe Exterior Hardwood Decking or Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Wed, Oct 2, 2019 @ 12:10 PM

“If Ipe decking and other hardwoods are so good, why should I have to pre-finish hardwood decking or siding at all?  The answer is you don’t have to pre-finish hardwood decking or siding, but it is a very good idea to do so”.  And here's why.

 

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Topics: Care and Maintenance

Hardwood Decking Weathers Gray for a Great Low Maintenance Deck

Posted by Chris Nolan on Fri, Sep 13, 2019 @ 06:09 AM

When they first install their new hardwood decking, about half of our clients want to keep that 'like-new wood look' over time.  To achieve that look, most deck owners will put an oil finish on their deck and re-oil it as needed. The other half, really like the naturally weathered silvery gray look. Interestingly enough, after about five years, we learned that the great majority of our clients tend to appreciate the natural weathered look of their deck boards. Because high density hardwoods last so long and perform so well, you can choose either option (oil finish or unfinished) and still have a beautiful deck that will serve you well for many years.

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Topics: Care and Maintenance

Cleaning and maintaining your hardwood deck

Posted by Chris Nolan on Thu, Jun 27, 2019 @ 13:06 PM

There is nothing better than relaxing on a nice clean deck to enjoy the great outdoors.  High density hardwood decks such as Ipe, Cumaru and Garapa are a cinch to clean. Here are a few helpful tips.

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Topics: Care and Maintenance

Seal Once with Semi-Transparent Tint for Hardwood Rain Screen Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 06:03 AM

"Seal Once with a semi-transparent tint works well for rain screen hardwood siding. See more about the pros and cons we have learned here."

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Topics: Rain Screen, Care and Maintenance

Ipe Decking Ages Gracefully and Outlasts Other Wood Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 06:01 AM

We get a lot of questions about what will Ipe decking and other hardwood decking materials look like when they age? How long will hardwood decking last? We have written about this in the past in articles and our websites. As a matter of fact, one of our most widely viewed videos answers both of these questions.

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Topics: Hardwood Decking, Care and Maintenance