This beautiful IPE exotic Brazilian hardwood deck walkway leads these Shawnee, KS, homeowners and their guests to a beautiful open porch area. Notice the beautiful diagonal orientation of the deck boards, and the picture framing on the deck edge. The Fortress metal railing is a great low-maintenance railing selection. IPE has rich coloring that is maintained by oiling the deck periodically. These homeowners can choose to oil their IPE deck yearly to maintain the color, or allow the boards to gray naturally over time. Either way, this deck and porch will have a 40 to 50 year lifespan! IPE can be considered a low-maintenance decking choice, as oiling is not required. Archadeck of Kansas City is your trusted Kansas City are deck builder.