How to Choose & Install DeckWise Ipe Clips


DeckWise Ipe Clip hidden deck fasteners have a unique and patented design that offers quick and easy installation. These deck clips will prolong and enhance the performance of hardwood, PVC, and composite decking. Both do-it-yourselfers and expert decking contractors can create a smooth, fastener-free deck surface.

Watch this video or read the text below to learn how to choose & install the right Ipe Clip for your project.

Use

DeckWise Ipe Clips are for use with Air Dried, Kiln Dried, Composite and PVC Decking. They were designed for exotic hardwoods and come in colors that further camouflage fasteners between board gaps.

Material

Many hidden deck fasteners are made of metal. A metal fastener poses a risk of reacting with wood to cause staining. The Ipe Clip is molded of a malleable plastic polymer resin coating. Its construction allows for the natural expansion and contraction of wood decking, while also providing UV and chemical resistance. DeckWise Ipe Clip hidden deck fasteners have been tested to be up to 3x stronger than similar systems because of their black oxide stainless steel reinforcement. This insert provides corrosion resistance and easier installation by helping prevent the over-driving of screws.

Spacing

The deck gap spacing is integrated into the Ipe Clip shape. These fasteners have protruding legs that are sized to fit general deck gap spacing for numerous species of exotic hardwoods, composite decking, and thermal wood decking. Legs will hold strong and not crumble or collapse under pressure.

3 Types of Ipe Clips:

ExtremeDeckWise Extreme Ipe Clip Black
3/32″ Gap Spacing Recommended for Air Dried Decking UV & Chemical Resistant Polypropylene Square Shape = More Surface Contact for Holding
Extreme4DeckWise Extreme4 Ipe Clip Brown
5/32″ Gap Spacing Recommended for Kiln Dried, Composite, PVC Decking UV & Chemical Resistant Polyethylene Versatile Leg = Maximum Compatibility w/ Decking Materials
ExtremeKDDeckwise ExtremeKD Ipe Clip White
1/4″ Gap Spacing Recommended for Kiln Dried, Composite, PVC Decking UV & Chemical Resistant Polyethylene Hollow Leg = Ideal for Expansion of Kiln Dried Decking

How to install DeckWise Ipe Clips:

  1. Insert the Ipe Clip into the pre-grooved slot where the deck board meets the joist.
  2. Use the DeckWise Drill & Drive Kit to install.
  3. Pre-drill at a 45-degree angle through the clip and board.
  4. Insert a stainless steel trim-head screw through the clip and board.
  5. Secure the Ipe Clip and repeat over each joist.
  6. Slide the next board over the installed Ipe Clips.
  7. Repeat.

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Ipe Clip Hidden Deck Fasteners Review


There are many reasons why DeckWise Ipe Clips have become a contractor and do-it-yourselfer favorite: strength and reliability along with fast and easy installation.

Here are a few more reasons why DeckWise Ipe Clip Hidden Fasteners are the right choice for your project. To start, Deckwise Ipe Clips are available in a variety of colors, sizes, and package quantities. Great for any project small or large, they also come in contractor buckets.

Ipe Clips come in 4 different types, each clip comes in 3 colors. See the chart below to determine which Ipe clip is best for your deck. It’s important to pay close attention to the deck material that you are using, as well as your preferred deck board spacing.

Deckwise Ipe Clips Option Details
Extreme Ipe Clips 3/32″ or 2, 4 mm gap spacing

Recommended for use with Air Dried Decking

Hardened stainless steel insert

Made from UV & chemical resistant glass filled polypropylene

Square shape provides more surface contact for holding power

Extreme4 Ipe Clips 5/32″ or 4 mm gap spacing

Recommended for use with Kiln Dried, Composite, PVC Decking

Hardened stainless steel insert

Made from UV & chemical resistant polyethylene

Versatile leg for maximum compatibility with decking materials

ExtremeKD Ipe Clips 1/4″ or 6, 4 mm gap spacing

Recommended for use with Kiln Dried, Composite, PVC Decking

Hardened stainless steel insert

Made from UV & chemical resistant polyethylene

Hollow leg is ideal for expansion of kiln dried decking materials

Standard Ipe Clips 3/32″ or 2, 4 mm gap spacing

Recommended for use with Air Dried Decking

No stainless steel insert

Made from UV & chemical resistant glass filled polypropylene

Fiberglass reinforced polypropylene for a stronger all-plastic fastener

 

When choosing between the Extreme4 or ExtremeKD clip for a composite deck, the primary difference is the gap spacing. If you are looking for a more narrow gap spacing, the Extreme4 Ipe Clip is the best option. It is also important to look at the installation instructions and product warranty of your decking. Each decking manufacturer has their own specifications.

In addition to this Ipe Clip Hidden Deck Fastener Review, get all of your questions answered with these common Deckwise questions.