It’s official, winter is finally over and deck season is in full bloom! Whether you’re planning to build a new deck or you just want to bring yours out of hibernation, we’ve put together some helpful videos and information to help you get ready for your first barbecue.
Ipe Oil can restore the natural beauty to your hardwood deck.
Winter can be tough on hardwood decks. Watch this episode of DIY Deckor to learn how to properly apply ipe oil to your deck, restoring it back to its natural glory.
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Backyards are vying with bathroom renovations and kitchen upgrades for homeowner dollars
Homeowners demand and want a great outdoor living space as part of the total package of a home and homebuilders list it as a high priority for new construction.
Extended rainy season in Brazil limits Ipe supply. AdvantageLumber.com offers beautiful alternatives.
Traditionally, consumer demand for Ipe has always outpaced supply resulting in a shortage of the beautiful exotic hardwood in the late summer months. This year, however, an unusually long rainy season has severely limited the amount of Ipe that could be exported from Brazil. Extensive flooding has made it nearly impossible to transport responsibly harvested Ipe from the forests to the mills. The end result is a drastic reduction in domestic inventory of Ipe just in time for prime deck building season. Buyers should expect to see ipe shortages and price increases much earlier this year.
The good news for those who order early is there should be no problem getting their orders fulfilled. Those who wait may find themselves searching for alternatives. At AdvantageLumber.com®, we offer a number of exotic Brazilian hardwood decking options:
Cumaru is a beautiful and affordable option for a tropical hardwood deck
If you want the look and durability of a Brazilian hardwood deck, for a fraction of the cost of teak, composites and Ipe, Cumaru from AdvantageLumber.com is a beautiful option.Sometimes called Brazilian Teak, Cumaru is an exotic hardwood that is similar in appearance and density to ipe. Color variations in Cumaru are slight and range from golden brown to a deeper reddish brown with occasional dark grain accents. Without a finish coating, Cumaru naturally ages to a lovely silver gray, just like Ipe.
Cumaru's beauty isn't just skin deep.
The real beauty of cumaru is its superb dimensional stability, resistance to decay and exceptional strength. It's incredibly scratch resistant making it ideal for decks with heavy traffic areas and families with pets and active children. Cumaru also has up to a Class A fire rating making it an ideal choice for decks with a grill or fire pit. It has an incredible 50+ year lifespan lifespan that naturally resists rot, decay and insect damage.
Cumaru’s blend of beauty and durability make it an attractive option for a luxurious hardwood deck for any home. AdvantageLumber.com only sells Cumaru decking that has been responsibly harvested from managed forests - providing a truly renewable resource.