Ipe Decking Kiln Dried
Kiln-dried ipe decking is ideal for exterior applications in dry climates. Its moisture content varies from 10 to 18%, putting it precisely between the moisture content levels of typical air-dried ipe decking and interior-grade ipe. In desert climates or high-altitude environments, this hybrid choice is ideal.
Another consideration is the amount of direct sunlight that beats on the wood throughout the day; a high amount of sun exposure can dry out the wood, causing it to warp. By laying down drier kiln dried ipe boards, you reduce the chances of warping. As a result, kiln-dried ipe may be more optimal in unusually dry climates or unshaded areas of the South.
Hardwood decking and products manufactured from hardwood decking are natural wood products, and as such will have natural variations in color and grain, including quarter sawn and plain sawn pieces. These variations are an accepted characteristic of these species and products, and are not considered a defect. All decking returns will be subject to a 15% restocking fee if the individual pieces are not found to be defective. Any acceptable returns must be in the exact same condition as when they were purchased.
Hardwood decking and products manufactured from hardwood decking are subject to possible movement in service including expansion and contraction. Some pieces with slight warp are possible as well. It is advised that proper installation techniques are followed to minimize the possible movement in service of these products. Mason’s Mill & Lumber is not responsible for any possible movement in service, as this is a natural characteristic of all wood.