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It’s Decktober! Save Now on Deck Tiles, Ipe & Cumaru

Decktober Decking Sale
In the spirit of Fall, we’ve dropped the prices on some of our most popular decking products:

  • 24×24 Advantage Ipe Deck Tiles (Smooth)
  • 20×20 Advantage Ipe Deck Tiles (Smooth)
  • 20×20 Advantage Ipe Deck Tiles (Anti-Slip)
  • 1×6 Plus® Advantage Ipe*
  • 5/4×6 Advantage Ipe*
  • 1×6 Plus® Advantage Cumaru*
  • 5/4×6 Advantage Cumaru*

So, if you’ve been looking for a reason to start building or renovating a deck or patio, this is it! Remember, premium grade materials, low shipping costs, and expert customer service is just some of the benefits you receive from buying from us. That’s the Advantage Difference.

To get your free quote, please call 1-877-232-3915, or visit our decking sale page.

*Lower pricing special INCLUDES pregrooved, tongue & groove, shiplap and rainscreen siding profiles.

ATL Keeps on Growing!

Advantage Trim & Lumber Decking Kiln

We’re expanding to ensure better customer service & faster turn around times.

AdvantageLumber.com is growing, again! We’re expanding our facilities and renovating our North Carolina facility. One example of our continued growth might not seem very impressive at first until you realize just how much it impacts our customers.

What you see above is the start of a concrete pad installation in front of our state-of-the-art kiln. Just adding this concrete pad will make operations more efficient by increasing speed of production. What does this mean for you? Any order that comes out of our NC lumber facility will be completed even faster than normal. With faster turn around times, faster service and low lumber and decking prices, we’re able to give you more, for less.

During these difficult times, isn’t it great to hear about a United States manufacturer that is actually GROWING by leaps and bounds? If you care about investing in and using United States products cared for and created right here in the US, give us a call. We’d love the opportunity to show you what great products and service we offer.

Want even more incentive to buy lumber, flooring or decking from Advantage Lumber? Check out our Deck Specials page for more information.

Looking for Hardwood Decking Prices?

Ipe Decking PricesAt AdvantageLumber.com we have hardwood decking prices that can’t be beat. No other hardwood supplier in the country sells true sustainable wood at such low prices.

If you do happen to stumble upon a vendor that is severely under market, ask yourself this? Where did they get their wood from? How can I be sure it’s the best grade?

It may be an old saying, but it always rings true: You get what you pay for.

With that in mind, doesn’t it make sense to go with the company that for years has consistently been the Number 1 supplier of hardwood decking species like ipe?

Save money, time, and get the peace of mind you need when you buy hardwood direct from AdvantageLumber.com Check out our decking sale, to save on hardwood decking.

E4E S4S Ipe Decking Takes Your Deck Design to the Next Level!

You can buy E4E S4S Ipe decking to create the most unique deck in your neighborhood!

You can buy E4E S4S Ipe decking to create the most unique deck in your neighborhood!

One of the great things here at Advantage Lumber is hearing about the customers who are elated with their decks. Many people actually come way under budget when they buy ipe decking from us. It’s not uncommon that, during the conversation with our hardwood experts, homeowners decide to ratchet up their overall design on the spot!

Our inventory of regular, or Eased 4 Edges / Surface 4 Sides (E4E / S4S) ipe decking is available if you want to build some deck additions. For instance, many customers who buy pre-grooved ipe decking end up having enough money to purchase enough E4E S4S ipe deck boards to build any of the following structures and addons:

  • Ipe benches
  • Ipe planter boxes
  • Lattices
  • Outdoor kitchen cabinetry
  • Outdoor furniture (chairs, tables, etc.)

Looking at the pic above, you can tell that the owners of this home, really went out of their way to make their new deck have the appeal of a sunroom, without the windows.

When you see how much money you’ll save with Advantage, your surplus can be used to take your deck design to the next level. Check out the selection of E4E S4S ipe wood that’s currently on sale! We have varying lengths available via our Overstock Sale for a limited time only. Call now for more information.


Tips on How to Build a Deck in the Fall

The Fall season is a great time to build an ipe deck. With cooler weather and these how-to tips, you'll install your new ipe deck alot easier than in the summer!

Fall is a great time to build an ipe deck. With our low ipe prices, cool weather & these how-to tips, you’ll install an ipe deck alot easier than in the Summer!

Now that Summer is finally over, many people are taking advantage of our ipe decking sale and asking, “Do you have any tips on how to build a deck in the Fall?”

In fact, there are some critical things you can do to make your ipe deck installation easier. These tips will ensure that, when you’re done building an ipe deck, you can rest easy knowing that it will remain strong and look great for many years to come.

  1. Let your bundles of ipe decking acclimate to your immediate environment and humidity levels. We recommend that you allow for 3-5 days to pass before you start cutting the decking.
  2. Even though ipe is naturally resistant to mold, if you’re concerned about excess moisture or wet leaves covering your ipe wood, we recommend building a simple canopy over the wood. Why not just cover the wood with a tarp? Simply covering the wood in this manner will prohibit and extremely slow down the acclimation process. A canopy that covers, but allows for easy air circulation is a much better and time-saving solution.
  3. Do NOT apply a deck oil finish until after:
    1. The Ipe wood has acclimated and
    2. You install the ipe decking. Applying a finish prior to installation will lead to more work later on since, during the installation process, the finished ipe can scratch. If that occurs, then you’ll have to reapply your finish. Save yourself time and energy.
  4. Apply an ipe end sealer immediately after you cut the decking. This is a critical step when it comes to ensuring the overall health of the ipe deck boards. If you wait over an hour to apply the end sealer, the ipe can end up with checks/split ends
  5. Finally, since the next few months tends to be both rainy and, in certain areas, snowy, installing an ipe deck in the Fall means that your decking will have a higher moisture content. This is why you’ll need to build as tight and as stiff of a deck as possible. During the Spring and Summer, the decking will naturally dry and start to contract. If your deck was not as strong as it could have been, you could end up with loose, or warped boards come the warmer months. How can you ensure that your ipe deck installation is as tight as possible?
    1. Pre-drill, baby! Pre-drill! Seriously. Pre-drilling ipe with high-grade deck screws will help ensure a tight fit to the joist.
    2. With pre-grooved ipe decking, always use deck fasteners that require installation at a 45° angle. Independent scientific studies prove that installing at an angle provides a much tighter fit. Installing ipe this way also ensures that each individual deck board does not act independently and that the decking, as a whole, moves as one solid structure.

Finally, be sure to buy premium grade ipe decking from AdvantageLumber.com. We have everything you need to make building an ipe deck in the Fall an enjoyable experience. Remember, we’re running two great decking sales that will help you save hundreds of dollars on your order.

Deck Design of the Week – Duval House by The Mark Odom Studio

Deck Design of the Week

Duval House by The Mark Odom Studio

I recently had the privilege of speaking directly to head designer behind this week’s Deck Design of the Week, Mark Odom. The Mark Odom Studio is an architect firm out of Austin, Texas who creates unique homes for discerning homeowners who want a contemporary, yet warm environment to live in.

As a well-established designer in the Austin, Texas area, I am thankful and honored to have pried him away from his innovative projects to talk to him about one of his most recent homes, The Duval House. This contemporary home has features that incorporate ipe decking.

The Mark Odom Studio an Austin Architect & Designer Firm Created this Highly Functional Deck Design (check out the fence and bench made from ipe decking!)

Why did you chose ipe for this project?

“Due to the density of IPE, it presents an opportunity to have natural grade lumber in wet or weathered areas that won’t deflect, bow, or lose its original state.  This allows us to use natural wood throughout interior and exterior while maintaining a slender tolerance between edges; clean non-compromising lines are important in modern work.”

Have you chosen ipe for any other projects/applications?

“We’ve used ipe on wood fencing, rain-screens, floors & walls in wet areas and visual screens between spaces.  Again, the density of wood and sharp edges allows us to achieve these moves without having to use steel.”

What was it like to install?

“Ipe is fairly easy to install.  There’s really no special skill needed beyond deck construction other than a high level of precision and eye for detail.”

Thanks for sharing this info, Mark! I really appreciate your time!

As you can see from the pic above, this modest deck is ideal for outdoor gatherings. I can’t thank the Mark Odom Studio enough for sharing allowing us to feature their design. If you’re looking for an interior designer in Austin, be sure to add the Mark Odom Studio to your short list.

And, if your goal is to incorporate ipe decking into your home renovation project, look no further than AdvantageLumber.com. Now that we’re running two great decking sales (Ipe Decking Sale & Exotic Hardwood Sale), you can buy ipe and other exotic hardwood options at prices not available anywhere else!

How To Install Ipe Decking

Ipe Deck InstallationIf you’re just starting to think about building an ipe deck, Advantage Lumber has a very handy “How To Install Ipe Decking” guide. This guide is simple, easy to follow, and will make your ipe deck installation a smooth and successful one.

If you’ve done your research, you may have come across some true horror stories. I’ve even received emails from people who had many problems after their deck was finished. The unfortunate thing is, that many people, in an effort to save money, don’t use the very best and most reputable deck builders, or they don’t do enough homework.

At Advantage Lumber, we want to make sure that if you’re going to spend your hard earned money on this kind of home improvement project that it gets done right the first time! After all, building a deck is serious business. It can add thousands to your property value and also gives you and your friends and family a new way to enjoy the outdoors.

Now that winter is arriving, now may be the best time to build. Why? Think about it. After winter, wouldn’t you want a place to rest, relax and enjoy the weather right away? If you wait until Spring, you’ll waste those beautiful cool nights that could be spent outdoors (BEFORE the mosquitoes or other insects come around!).

If you’re shopping around for the best ipe decking prices, look no further than the ipe decking sale at AdvantageLumber.com! We are running some great deals on PREMIUM grade ipe as well as Tigerwood and Cumaru. Now is the time to take advantage of hardwood prices that are this low!