Gray Advantage Ipe on Coastal Home

May 2, 2016 12:05 pm
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Gray Advantage Ipe on Beautiful Florida Home

On this video of “Your Neck of the Woods,” we’re visiting a beautiful home in St. Petersburg, Florida that has used Advantage Ipe decking and siding, but the homeowners have decided to let the hardwood gray out.

When Advantage Ipe decking is delivered to you, it has a dark brown walnut color. When it’s cut, it even gives out a green dust, but after installation, if you don’t oil it, the hardwood will patina. If you desire to have your Advantage ipe decking gray out, don’t oil it. Leaving it untreated will leave you with the silver color you desire.

When you pull up to this home, the two side gates that take you around to the back of the house are made out of Advantage Ipe Siding. When you walk around to the back of the house, you’ll  notice there is an outdoor shower, an outdoor kitchen, a deck and even a hardwood siding wall.

All of these elements tie the outdoor space into one large, fully functioning room. The home sits right on the intercoastal waterway of the Gulf of Mexico. The edge of the outdoor space flows right into the salty waters of the gulf.

Some homeowners decide to do this because the gray fits the look of their home, but a popular question we get is, “Can I bring the color back?” You absolutely can! If the day has come, and you’re wanting to go back to the gorgeous dark walnut color of Advantage Ipe, a quick power wash and a coat of Ipe Oil is all you need.

No matter what you decide to do, let the Advantage Ipe weather, or keeping the warm natural brown colors, you know that you will be given a material that has been proven to last.