DeckWise® Hidden Deck Fasteners with stainless steel reinforcement are tested to be up to 3x stronger than other unseen deck/patio fastener systems. Our unique and patented design offers quick and easy installation, while giving both do-it-yourselfers and expert decking contractors a smooth, fastener-free surface. Do It Once, Do It Right, Do It Out Of Sight!™
Unlike most all-metal hidden deck fasteners, which can react with wood causing staining, the Ipe Clip® is molded of a malleable plastic polymer resin coating (further adding UV & chemical resistant qualities), allowing for the natural expansion/contraction of wood decking.
Our rigid stainless steel insert firmly holds decking to joists (up to 3X more hold-down strength than other edge-mount deck fasteners), eliminating decking screws from pulling through as the deck material expands.
Designed for exotic hardwoods, the color of the plastic resin also works to further camouflage & conceal our fasteners between the board gaps for a more sleek, upscale surface.
Remember, a deck, patio or terrace that is installed with DeckWise® Hidden Deck Fasteners will make your new build safer, longer lasting, more durable, and better looking with a smooth surface.
Our invisible deck fasteners are manufactured from a UV resistant, high-strength polymer material (polypropylene and polyethylene), giving them extreme hardness and durability no matter what climate they are used in. By installing our high strength clips, you will have increased holding power with our stainless steel insert as well as support to prevent deck screw heads from being overdriven - as can be a problem with other lesser quality wood fasteners.
The Ipe Clip® ExtremeTM line features a quick and easy installation process for the reason that, all the work is done from the top-side of the deck. There is no need to stand on your head during the installation of the boards. The install process is made even more simple, because our fasteners automatically set board gap spacing between the decking material. No gap space measuring is needed when you choose our system.
The reason Ipe Clip® Extreme® invisible clips set a smaller gap between deck boards than Ipe Clip® ExtremeKD® or the Extreme4® clip is because different decking materials require different gap spacing. The Extreme® (3/32” (2,4mm) spacer) is designed for small gaps such as on hardwood decking, while the Extreme4® uses a 5/32” (4mm) gap and the ExtremeKD® can be used with composites for a 1/4” (6,4mm) gapping. For example, air dried decking material will tend to contract on its width more than kiln dried material so a smaller gap space between boards is required. These deck clips are installed with one side of the decking board, free to contract and expand on its width as needed.
Shape: Due to its size and shape, the square biscuit Ipe Clip® brand speeds up installs and eases installation problems associated with other patio/decking fastener methods. The smaller shape allows for approximately 1 inch of tolerance in the positioning of the slots cut by a biscuit joiner or router.
Other unseen fastening methods do not allow for much tolerance in the cutting ofthe edge slots, which complicates and slows installation.
Color: Available in “Hardwood Brown”, “Composite Grey” or “Shadowline Black” to match the desired look of your exotic hardwoods, thermally modified wood, PVC or composite decking.
Tips: Unlike other deck building systems, each box of Ipe Clip® invisible clips contains a 1/8” (3,2mm) pre-drill bit and a T15 - Star Drive screw gun tip needed for installation.
Tools & Accessories: Our fastener kits can be ordered in multiple combinations of clip colors, screw types, lengths and head colors, screw bits and tips, gap spacer sizes, as well as face screwing and leader board wooden hole plugs.
Board Bending Tool: DeckWise® is all about innovation and we have hit a home run with our Hardwood Wrench™ board bending tool. Nowhere else can builders get 1,100 pounds of bending force to straighten crooked hardwood boards.
Offering 10 different combinations in one single straightening tool, the Hardwood Wrench™ is expandable, reversible and will work on single and double joists, including furring when straightening wooden siding.
The Extreme® line of Hidden Deck Fasteners is available in THREE signature colors to match most decking materials. Builders can conceal this fastener between the board gaps even better with Shadowline Black, Composite Grey or Hardwood Brown colored Ipe Clips®.
Ipe Clip® ExtremeTM fastener clips were created by building professionals for every variety of deck builder.
EXTREME® Ipe Clip® Series:
U.S. Patent Numbers D485,160 and 8,464,488
Original, “round”, STANDARD Ipe Clip® - U.S. Patent No. D470,039; licensed under U.S. Patent No. 6,402,415.
When face screwing is not an option and a smooth deck surface is desired, our unseen fasteners securely affix decking for a lifetime. As the clip is inserted into the board’s side groove, a stainless steel deck screw is inserted at a 45 degree angle through the clip and deck board, then driven into the underlying joist framing. Since only one side of the board is affixed to the joists, this allows all wooden decking to naturally expand or contract.
During weather related expansion and contraction of the decking, the decking board will, by nature, choose the most natural way to move, for example, in the direction that is opposite the side that is fastened to joists. As a result, the constant and regular spacing of the Ipe Clip® between boards is able to be ensured over time, as well as the position of the boards which are butt joined.
Engineered with a stainless steel insert for strength (coated with black oxide for protection against corrosion), these invisible deck clips will last a lifetime. The durability of the plastic polymer resin used during molding includes UV & chemical resistant qualities to ensure no failures due to inclement weather. Rest assured, corrosion between wood and stainless steel isn’t an issue as well as no discoloration from natural wood oils, these patio and terrace fastener clips are meant to last.
The gap spacing leg on our hidden fasteners is integrated into the biscuit clip shape as one entire piece. The protruding legs are sized to fit general deck gap spacing for numerous species of exotic hard woods, composite decking and thermal wood decking. Depending on the gap you desire, these legs will hold strong and not crumble or collapse under pressure. Larger gapped legs will return to their original shape if compressed by wood expanding to weather changes and moisture.
The vast majority of pre-grooved decking boards which are profiled to receive an invisible fastener clip, are not reversible. Their edge cut slot profile is irregular and sometimes proprietary to other edge-mount fastener companies. Therefore, only one side of the boards can possibly be installed – hopefully the flawless side. If the top-side of a decking board is damaged, it is unable to be installed and is lost, costing you money. However,the edge mount profile our fastening clips require is a symmetrical side cut groove allowing boards to be flipped to choose the best side for a pristine deck surface.
DeckWise® Hidden Deck Fasteners are easy to install and can help extend the life of your hardwood decking. Our patented design mounts on the edge of the deck boards rather than through the top so your finished project is not only a great looking deck but also safer and more structurally stable. Visit Deckwise.com to learn more.
NOTE: Ipe Clip® Fastener Kit combinations can be ordered in variations of 100 pieces and complete 175 kit counts. Plus, decking screws can be mixed and matched for different lengths, color and style.