Dream Builders General Contractors Announces Ipe Decking Option for Ecology-Minded Homeowners

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Dream Builders to serve San Francisco Bay Area homeowners who are looking for an environmentally-friendly approach to decking.

An epi deck built by Dream Builders near San Francisco.

Ipe decks are economical because they last 40 years without any maintenance and up to 100 years with maintenance.

Dream Builders General Contractors announced today a Brazilian hardwood option for ecologically concerned homeowners. Ipe, or "ironwood," is eight times harder than redwood (twice as hard as oak), resistant to fire, and has natural antibacterial oils--which gives ipe decks a lifespan of up to 100 years. Additionally, ipe does not splinter and gray like traditional redwood; once sealed, ipe assumes a rich color that leaves a smooth finish.

“Ipe decks are economical because they last 40 years without any maintenance and up to 100 years with maintenance,” said Marlene Perez, co-founder of Dream Builders General Contractors. “At Dream Builders we also conserve by carefully designing and installing each ipe deck we build to minimize wasted materials.”

Because it wears so well and lasts so long, ipe is considered by many to be an environmentally friendly, or green, material when it is harvested from government regulated sustainable forests. Dream Builders General Contractors' designers and team of expert installers has experience working with ipe for more than 6 years; they ensure homeowners receive a quality installation and service.

For more information about ipe decking, sustainable materials, and other Dream Builders General Contractors' products and services visit Dream Builders or contact Marlene Perez (650) 319-8057.

About Dream Builders General Contractors
Dream Builders General Contractors is a full-service construction company specializing in ipe decking installations as well as residential and commercial additions and remodels. They offer a comprehensive construction service with a commitment to quality and personal attention. Dream Builders offers in-house planning and collaboration with architects, designers and engineers. The company is owned and operated by Diego and Marlene Perez. Diego is a licensed general contractor with over 20 years of experience in all facets of construction.

Dream Builders serves the San Francisco Bay Area communities of Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Woodside, Los Altos Mountain View, Portola Valley, Pacifica, Montara, Millbrae, Hillsborough, Half Moon Bay, Foster City, El Granada, East Palo Alto, Brisbane, Santa Clara, San Jose, and San


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