IPE Decks

Marin County Ipe Deck Contractor

Tropical Hardwood decking has become a popular product in the decking arena due to its exquisite beauty, density, and rot and bug resistant properties.

Species used for exotic decks include:

  • Ipe
  • Mahagoney
  • Machiche
  • Cumaro
  • Jarrah

These materials come from the world’s rain forests. Tropical hardwoods have the properties of lasting three to four times as long as redwood. Sustainable harvesting and milling is imperative to preserve these trees from deforestation through overuse of pesticides, old growth and illegal logging, and minimal forest management.  The Forest Stewardship Counsel has criteria in place for forest management that address legal issues, indigenous rights, labor rights, multiple benefits, and environmental impacts. Clough Construction HIGHLY recommends purchasing FSC certified hardwoods. Always ask for a price quote on FSC materials and ask where the materials are coming from in order to be part of mindful consumerism.  You will be surprised at the affordability of this product.


What is FSC-Certified?

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.

Landowners and companies that sell timber or forest products seek certification as a way to verify to consumers that they have practiced forestry consistent with FSC standards. Independent, certification organizations are accredited by FSC to carry out assessments of forest management to determine if standards have been met. These certification organizations also verify that companies claiming to sell FSC-certified products have tracked their supply back to FSC-certified sources. This chain of custody certification assures that consumers can trust the FSC label

Hire Clough Construction

If you are interested in Ipe or other tropical hardwoods as decking solution for your home call Clough. It’s important to hire an experienced contractor that knows how to create a high quality end result efficiently and cost effectively. Clough has many years of experience installing Ipe and tropical hardwoods. Let them create a lasting tropical hardwood deck for your home in Marin County.

Call Clough Construction today at (415) 444-5554 or contact us here.