Why Ipe'?

One of the strongest woods in the world

Environmentally friendly

Low maintenance

Up to a Class A fire rating for flame spread

Termite, Mold & Fungi resistant

No knots

High scratch & slip resistance

Can outlast composite material

Twice as strong as Oak

Time proven on many commercial projects

Better than teak

Great for docks, gazebos, benches, & tables

Worldwide shipping is available

Large selection of stock sizes

Up to 20 feet long

Up to 6x6 timbers

We custom mill to your dimensions

Comparably priced with composite decking choices

Available with hidden fastening system

Ipe Siding

Ipe siding is the best wood siding option available. Featured in many commercial and upscale residential projects, siding made of ipe has the same great durable characteristics of standard Ipe Decking. Buildings that use Ipe Siding will maintain their strength even in harshest environmental conditions.

When you compare Ipe wood siding to other artificial siding options, you’ll quickly see why ipe is a superior choice. Ipe is 100% natural, maintenance free, and does not have chemically produced additives. Unlike other siding options, ipe wood siding also easily resists termites, mold, and wood rot.

When you order ipe siding with Ipe Depot™, you're buying direct from the mill at a cost not found anywhere else. We have such great siding prices due to our direct relationships with hardwood exporters and the fact that we are the leading supplier of ipe wood in the United States.

Ipe Shiplap Siding

Ipe Siding
Ipe Shiplap Siding is both beautiful & durable

Ipe Shiplap Siding Profile Specifications

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Face view of shiplap siding
ipe shiplap siding profile
End grain view to show how the siding fits on eachother.

Ipe Shiplap Siding Prices

1x4 shiplap siding
1x4 Shiplap Siding
11/16″ x 3″
1x4+ shiplap siding
1x4 +PLUS® Shiplap Siding
3/4″ x 3″
1x6 shiplap siding
1x6 Shiplap Siding
11/16″ x 5″
1x6 plus shiplap siding
1x6 +PLUS® Shiplap Siding
¾″ x 5″
5/4x4 shiplap siding
5/4x4 Shiplap Siding
15/16″ x 3″
5/4x6 shiplap siding
5/4x6 Shiplap Siding
15/16″ x 5″

Ipe Shiplap Siding Installation

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Ipe Shiplap Siding Installation Process

  1. To protect from excess moisture apply a vapor barrier to the wall
  2. Attach 3/4" furring strips spaced over 16" to the vapor barrier
  3. Starting at the bottom start the installation of siding by pre-drilling holes above each furring strip with a 1/8" drill bit. If using Ipe Plugs use a 3/8" drill bit to make a hole for each wood plug to fit into.
  4. To secure the bottom half of each board, drive a 3" stainless steel screw through the 1/8" pre-drilled hole.
  5. Predrill with a 1/8" drill bit a hole through the narrow part of the siding that sticks out against the wall at the top of the board.
  6. Next, drive a 3" stainless steel screw through the 1/8" pre-drilled hole. Do not worry about plugging this hole since the next board you install will cover this fastener.
  7. Repeat steps 1-6 the above steps for the rest of the project.

This is only an example of the siding profiles that we offer. Please contact us for more info. We can accommodate almost any specifications that you may need.

Rainscreen Siding

Ipe Rainscreen Siding
Ipe Rainscreen Siding is both long lasting & beautiful.

Rainscreen Siding Specifications

rainscreen siding face
Face view of Ipe Rainscreen Siding
rainscreen siding clip
End grain view to show how Ipe Rainscreen Siding fits on eachother.

Ipe Rainscreen Siding Prices

5/4x4 rainscreen siding
5/4x4 Rainscreen Siding
.990″ x 2 5/8″
5/4x6 rainscreen siding
5/4x6 Rainscreen Siding
.990″ x 4 5/8″
siding fastener
DeckWise® Hidden Siding Fasteners
Siding profiles for hardwoods are commonly fastened with a screw and plug method. This classic installation takes time and the plugs could be visible, losing its visual appeal. The DeckWise® Hidden Siding Fasteners are made from solid stainless steel and are the ideal fastening system to secure each board without ever drilling in the wood. Perfect for both residential and commercial applications, the DeckWise® Hidden Siding Fastener system works with Advantage Rainscreen Siding. Each kit contains:

Start clips
Siding clips
DeckWise® #8 x 2" Stainless Steel Screws
T-15 Star Driver Tips.
50 pc. kit: $72.77
175 pc. kit: $231.53
300 pc. kit: $378.00
1050 pc. kit: $1,260.00

Rainscreen Siding Installation

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Ipe Rainscreen Siding installation diagram


  • Advantage Rainscreen Siding
  • DeckWise® Hidden Siding Fasteners
  • Stainless Steel Screws
  • Cordless Drill
  • End Seal
  • Furring Strips (1x3 pine is typical)
  • Base board (1x6 PT Pine is typical)
  • Vapor Barrier
  • Level
  • Rubber mallet
  • Chalk line
  • Calculate how much siding you will need based on the "Net Finished Dimensions" only.
  • Advantage Rainscreen Siding must acclimate to your local climate.
  • Use Advantage End Seal to cover the ends of the grain of any freshly cut siding boards.
  • Do you need a permit? Permission from your Homeowner's Association? Before starting any project, you must always check local building codes.
  1. Install house wrap to prevent moisture intrusion. (Always follow the vapor barrier manufacturer's instructions.)
  2. Install the baseboard (horizontal furring strip) with stainless screws. Ensure the baseboard is level.
  3. Align furring strips vertically on top of baseboard 16" on center. Attach furring strips.
  4. Install starter clips (included with the hidden siding fastener kit) on your baseboard. Align each starter clip with the furring strips installed in step 3. (TIP: use a chalk line reel to create a level line).
  5. Install the first Advantage Rainscreen Siding board on top of the starter clips. (TIP: Use a level to ensure this first board is aligned properly).
  6. Place hidden siding fasteners into the pre-molded groove
  7. Drive stainless steel screw through the siding fastener into the furring strip at a 45 degree angle.
  8. Set the proceeding siding boards on top of the installed siding fasteners. (TIP: Use a rubber mallet to align boards properly).

  9. TIP: Where two pieces of siding abut against each other, use two fasteners. (Use two starter clips if there is more than one piece of siding installed on the baseboard).

Ipe Siding Photos

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