Only Real Rain Screen Siding is real wood with unsurpassed durability and beauty. It’s naturally resistant to rot and decay and requires little or no maintenance.
Why Use Real Rain Screen™ Siding?
Nothing beats the beauty of Real Wood. Shiplap siding of Ipe, Purpleheart, Massaranduba and other premium hardwoods is unique in appearance and many choices are available for color preference.
RealWood˙ hardwood lumber is rated to last a lifetime – 40 to 100 years! Real Rain Screen™ siding also provides better protection from mold causing moisture than other construction methods.
Easy to Install
Our signature H-clip and siding profile system makes installation easy. Installation provides channels in the walls, which allow the siding to breathe eliminating moisture and minimizing thermal transfer
Brazilian hardwood does not need any painting or finishing. It will remain durable and rot resistant for a lifetime. Finish application is required for color maintenance but not to maintain durability.
Hardwood Species Guide
Premium RealWood™ hardwood provides unsurpassed durability and beauty. RealWood™ hardwood is naturally resistant to rot and decay and harvested in the Central and South Americas. No pressure-treating with protective chemicals is required.
Pressure treated siding requires annual maintenance to retain its termite protection and resistance to rot and decay. Softer woods like oak, redwood and pine are not as realwood certifiedresistant to weather and rot and are easily eaten by bugs. Because it is naturally resistant, RealWood™ hardwood remains maintenance-free*.
Real Rain Screen™ installation requires furring strips fastened to exterior walls over a vapor barrier. Siding is fastened to furring strips – most commonly with 16” centers. Our coated aluminum H-clips are installed using our Magni 599 rust and saltwater resistant coated square drive screws. This installation provides channels in the walls, which allow the siding to breathe eliminating moisture and minimizing thermal transfer. For additional installation information, visit the Brazilian Wood Depot Documents Page.
Entrapped moisture is not only a problem in wet climates. Even in dry areas, moisture trapped in a wall system can result in rot, rust, and mold. The structural integrity of the wall is at stake, as is the health of the occupants. Proper installation is crucial to the effectiveness of Real Rain Screen™. Learn more about the dangers of trapped moisture.
Aluminum Trim Extrusions
NEW PRODUCT: Paintable, anodized aluminum extrusions for inside corners, outside corners, doors, and windows.
Call us today at 770-242-0045 for more information on this exciting new product!
The Goal of Brazilian Wood Depot is to maintain a reliable supply of the highest quality hardwood decking, railings, siding lumber, fasteners, finishes and technical support to suppliers, contractors and home owners looking for the best products at the best prices. We certify our quality lumber with the RealWood™ tag and stand behind our best choice fasteners, finishes and accessories as being the highest quality products for the task at the best price.
*Hardwood finish application required for color maintenance but not to maintain durability.
Sam, I want to thank you for the care your crew showed while loading my order. Your attention to my questions as well as making sure I would not have any problems getting home with the decking is deeply appreciated. I have come to expect… More this from your company over the years. Yes, I am very pleased with all of my purchases over the past several years.
I manage a brand new apartment community in Gwinnett County and we have a HUGE sundeck behind the pool overlooking a lake. The deck was built with Tiger Wood from Brazilian Wood Depot and is BEAUTIFUL. I have reached out several times… More with care questions and Sam was quick to respond and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I definitely recommend them for any of your specialty wood needs.
Drove from Dallas Texas to meet with Eric and Sam about Ipe in-person. Very knowledgeable team, great customer service 5 stars don't do these guys justice. The patience and understanding of what it takes for job/ matiral alternative… More methods. The problem solving on this team is impressive to say the least. Can't thank you guys enough. Skip the brokers guys call Brazilian wood depo.
Sincerely Johnny Luna
Ps. Go cowboys
We had a wonderful experience with BWD. We are adding a deck on the back of our house made of tigerwood and ipe. I had the displeasure of attempting to do business with one of BWD’s largest competitors. For at least 4 months I was strung… More along and mislead (if not outright lied to). I could write a novel about my frustrations with them. I finally gave up and luckily stumbled across BWD online. I emailed them and gave them a call and it was like a breath of fresh air. They were actually friendly and helpful....what a novel idea. My order was fairly complicated and they took the time to go over each and every piece with me. The cherry on the top was when I asked how soon I could get the wood....expecting weeks, if not months. From the time I made the call until it was delivered to my house was two weeks...and it was that long only because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The wood was carefully packed and delivered safely to my driveway exactly when they said they would. The quality of the wood is second to none and I can’t wait to see the finished deck. I can definitely recommended BWP and will not hesitate to use them for future projects!
My wife and I had been planning to add a deck to our home for the past eight years. Our modest country home is located on ten acres in West Central Georgia literally in site of Pine Mountain ridge. Since retiring in 2013, we began in… More earnest planning our deck. Our primary objective was a deck that would require minimum maintenance and be as durable as possible, and affordable. We had settled on the most popular composite decking, despite the extravagant cost of materials.
Our contractor voiced as an option using Brazilian hardwood decking and suggested a vendor website to allow us to begin our research. The vendor had several mill sites in the US with the closest being in North Carolina. They were very accommodating and sent us quotes and samples. My research on even the best composites made me even more skeptical as to their longterm durability. Material cost for the best composites was 25-50% higher than the Brazilian hardwood we eventually settled on using on our 600+ sq.ft. deck with pergola. We took advantage of the offer to drop in anytime to visit Brazilian Wood Depot in Duluth, GA, choosing this vendor over the initial one due to it being 90 miles away. A kind staff member put us in personal contact with Mr. Sam Hoover within five minutes. Sam was as knowledgeable, kind, patient and as accommodating with our many questions and requests as any warehouse vendor I have ever experienced. He showed us their warehouse organization, cut us samples for decking and railing, discussed delivery options and made us very much at home. He even removed samples stored on the roof to demonstrate fading potential since we initially favored grey decking. We were so impressed with our hour+ visit, we knew when we left that if the price was reasonable, the Depot would be our choice of vendors. Subsequent phone conversations on pricing and delivery with Sam’s father Eric made us even more confident in our vendor. Within two weeks, we had selected our species of hardwood, received very professional and well documented quotes and installation instructions, and had our materials on site to begin the project.
We cannot say enough positive as to the most professional and kind, accommodating service we received from everyone associated with the Brazilian Wood Depot. This was our contractors first experience with hardwood decking using hidden clips. They build new homes with decks using either treated pine or composite materials. Like many homeowners, they have become less enchanted with the environmentally challenging and high maintenance treated decking. Long-term durability issues and hot surface temps, not to mention escalating cost have made composites less attractive for the investment. Even with the installation learning curve, they joined us in praising the finished product... both the beauty, structural integrity and promise for long-term durability.
After three months of joyful use, we are pleased to say the experience of working with the Depot, the craftsmanship of our contractor and the finished results have ALL far exceeded our expectations. I am confident as well that this business will continue to thrive in the Atlanta area and grow in more rural settings like Harris County. Thanks to all and may your business continue to serve communities all over Georgia and the Southeast in all their hardwood needs.
Sam and Eric are extremely knowledgeable about all hardwood Brazilian wood decking and siding. The Ipe decking quality they showed is of the highest grade, and they are responsible Eco-friendly suppliers. Anyone who demands excellence and… More upscale decking, I recommend to Brazilian Wood Depot without hesitation. Excellent products, and responsive customer service.
I ordered a large quantity of Ipe wood from these guys and I was very pleased with it. I placed the order and it was ready when we got there to pick it up. They made special arrangements to meet us because we were unable to get there… More during normal business hours. I greatly appreciated their service.
We are repeat customers of Brazilian Wood Depot. They have supplied the ipe wood boards and the 2' square ipe deck tiles for a bridge and two rooftop terraces for our residential building. The beauty of the wood is unsurpassed. The… More owners have been exceptionally helpful with advice about installing and caring for their products. I recommend this company without hesitation.
I'm a paint Contractor, I have used Brazilian Wood Depot for years. Their knowledge of exotic Woods is second to none.
I highly recommend them for all your exotic Woods, and all the products that keeps them looking beautiful.
Tim Warren/ AllStar Custom painting and pressure Washing .
We are general contractors that have used Brazilian Hardwood Depot. We have enjoyed working with Eric and his teams products for a while now and are very happy with his customer service, selection and pricing. We look forward to using them… More again on our next project