A question we often receive from homeowners is, “Can I use ipe for siding?”
If you want to use a material that will outlast cedar, vinyl, cement, and aluminum, then YES, Ipe is your best choice.
There are some very practical reasons why wood siding made of ipe is your best overall option. Of all the hardwoods, metal, and synthetic materials available. Ipe has so many already natural resistance factors that make maintenance worries a thing of the past. Worried about rust or corrosion? Well, because ipe is 100% natural hardwood, those concerns can be eliminated. How about mold, mildew, and decay? Oh, and what about termites?
Ipe has been tested and proven to really live up to the hype. It so dense and so strong that the United States Forest Laboratory as well as the United States Navy have concluded that it can last for decades without worry of termite infestation. How did they test ipe? They basically buried an untreated board of ipe and waited. It was only after 15 years that the wood became susceptible to insect attack. Remember, this was an untreated and totally buried piece of wood that we’re talking about. Metal would rust and softer woods and plastics would rot or become warped with that kind of exposure.
With this in mind, it’s easy to see why ipe is a great choice for siding.
How do you install ipe siding? Take a look at the picture to the right to get an idea of how easy it is to install siding made of ipe. For more siding installation instructions and see the latest ipe siding prices.
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Assuming we use Ipe decking instead of siding, how much of a gap is recommended between the boards, to allow for shrinkage/expansion? Thanks