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

How to Care for Your Hardwood Decking

Posted by Amy Cornell on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

Mataverde premium hardwood decking is extremely durable and creates a beautiful focal point for any outdoor space. Learning how to properly care for your 100% natural hardwood decking will keep it looking new and extend its lifespan for decades of your enjoyment. 

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Topics: Hardwood Decking, Care and Maintenance

How to Finish Ipe Decking and Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Many clients ask us how to finish Ipe wood other hardwood decking materials. Because of the unique properties and characteristics of high density hardwoods, choosing the right finish is a key factor for short and long term satisfaction.

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Topics: Care and Maintenance

The 3 Biggest Problems Affecting Hardwood Decking

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 2, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

The three biggest problems affecting hardwood decking materials' look and performance are completely preventable: improper moisture management (draining and ventilation), improper acclimation and improper finishing. 

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Topics: Hardwood Decking, Care and Maintenance, deck installation tips

Why Pre-Finished Wood Rain Screen Siding Is a Great Idea

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 11:08 AM


There are a lot of compelling reasons for using a rain screen system for your home or outdoor structure. Whether you are building new construction or rejuvenating the façade of your existing home or building, a properly designed rain screen system can offer many health benefits and add measurably to the sustainability and longevity of your structure.  Choosing wood siding for your rain screen system adds a whole new dimension to the look and feel of your home or building.

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Topics: Rain Screen, Care and Maintenance