The Nuances of Installing IPE Decking (Don’t DIY)

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Hardwood decking is both beautiful and functional, especially for decks in tropical weather. There is a wide choice of species of timber available, and a variety of ways in which the wood you use for your decking can require processing and installation. For example, IPE Decking is normally used air-dried, while other types of hardwoods such as Cumaru, Garapa, Balau, and Massaranduba are recommended to be used Kiln Dried. Sizes of such wood is used as sold at the time of manufacturing, and the wider the board the more variance each board has. These are just a few things that need to be taken into consideration when installing composite decking. Read on to learn more about the various components that go into installing a high-quality IPE deck, and why it’s much easier for you to hire a professional to do it rather than try to DIY this type of wood decking yourself. Prime Wood Decking provides decking in IPE wood Miami residents love. Call Prime Wood Decking today for your decking needs!


Things To Consider With IPE Deck Installation


IPE decking has many benefits and is both beautiful and durable. As you read on about the various aspects of installation, however, you’ll find that the installation of this type of decking is always best left to the professionals. Sizing of the boards that are sold are one major consideration. Prime Wood Decking, who provides IPE decking Miami residents rely on, do not recommend Air Dried boards for decking wider than 145 mm. For homes in hotter, more humid climates, more narrow decking boards from 90mm to 110mm are preferred due to the face that the shrinkage on narrow decking is less and can result in less variation of the gaps between the boards. Ground and side ventilation is essential for proper installation, as there must be adequate air circulation and a good run-off water drainage underneath the deck in order to prevent condensation on the underside of the decking board which can result in cupping and warping of the boards. Additional clearance is recommended in areas that are built over water. Sub-frames need to be strong and solid, with joists every 400mm. The Sub-frame is required to be strong and rigid in order to avoid any movement of the frame, as if the frame shifts, the decking will move with it and will ultimately go out of alignment during or after installation. The good thing about hardwood is that it does not rot, which is why hardwood joists must be used if the decking grams is built directly on a base or near water.


Professionals Are Best At Installing Composite Decking


You will want a competent professional installer such as Prime Wood Decking in order to take good care in the design of the deck and the selection and trimming of the decking boards during installation. It’s important to have an installer pick it out and check for defects as they will select the best face of each decking board for appearance and while seasoning checks on the face are allowed, other defects such as deep cracks, open knots and other structural defects should be trimmed out.


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When it comes to installing composite decking, it’s always best to have professionals do it. Prime Wood Decking provides decking in IPE Wood Miami residents rave about. Contact Prime Wood Decking today for your IPE decking needs!

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