MataverdeDecking.com Blog

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

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

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Sep 9, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

 

“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”.

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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

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

Dos and Don’ts for Proper Acclimation of Hardwood Decking and Siding

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

I love wood; it is a beautiful, all natural renewable resource. Wood is good, but wood is still wood…and all wood moves, especially during the initial acclimation process. Failure to ignore this simple but important fact of nature will not make it go away. Because we care deeply about the short term and long term satisfaction of our clients, we offer high quality hardwood decking and siding materials that should last, beautifully, for many years.  The better you treat your new wood siding or decking, particularly while it initially acclimates, the more likely you are to be thrilled with your project.

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Topics: Care and Maintenance