GAFFNEY, S.C., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- These days, deck builders are being flooded with products that promise universal results. Unfortunately, the majority of these deck tools are not suitable for the toughest hardwood. To make matters worse, if someone does use the wrong screws or deck tools, the deck's overall look and performance can be negatively affected. As the leading manufacturer of hidden deck fasteners, the Ipe Clip® Fastener Company is proud to introduce the DeckWise™ brand of tools and accessories.
According to International Sales Manager Chris Shope, "Our dealers and distributors have always asked if we could provide them with screws, plugs, gap spacers, and tools that matched the durability and performance of our deck fastening systems. With the introduction of products like our DeckWise™ Colormatch screws and Drill&Drive bit system, everyone from the professional deck builder to the DIY homeowner can build a hardwood deck without having to worry about using inferior products. We have also established a private labeling program for some of our DeckWise™ products for qualified dealers and distributors."
The introductory line of DeckWise™ products includes:
- DeckWise™ stainless steel screws are ideal for vertical installation of hardwood deck boards among other uses. The self-tapping point ensures minimal grain tear out while also speeding up installation. DeckWise™ heads are available in stainless or in Colormatch black & brown to match any number of species. Sizes include 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2", and 3-1/8".
- DeckWise™ Drill&Drive is a 4-in-1 tool that allows builders to pre-drill, countersink or counterbore, then flip the countersink insert and drive the screw. This process speeds up the deck board installation process and is up to 4 times faster than standard drilling and driving operations.
- DeckWise™ hardwood plugs are available in Ipe, Cumaru, Tigerwood, Garapa, & Massaranduba. These plugs are carefully milled to ensure a tight fit into even the hardest deck boards.
- DeckWise™ Deck Spacers - There are five different sizes available, each a different color for easy recognition. The available sizes include 1/8", 5/32", 13/64", 1/4", and 5/16" and are ideal for any type of decking installation.
Chris Shope adds, "We had a number of builders try out our products. The response was overwhelmingly positive because each application was made more simple and efficient. With DeckWise™, we're certain that builders and homeowners will be able to construct stronger, more reliable hardwood decks."
About Ipe Clip® & DeckWise™
The Ipe Clip® Company manufactures deck fasteners that are patented and manufactured from a premium quality UV and chemical resistant polymer. The DeckWise™ line of deck screws and decking products give the do-it-yourself and professional deck builder, a professionally finished look.
Please call Chris Shope at 1-866-427-2547 for more information.
SOURCE Ipe Clip Fastener Company