Purpleheart, is resistant to rot and decay and has excellent durability making it a prime siding choice. This sustainably sourced, tropical hardwood is tough and strong with stellar weatherability properties. TerraMai Reservoir Reclaimed™ woods have been lying perfectly preserved but submerged for decades in reservoirs created by hydroelectric damming of rivers in the tropics. We are carefully removing, drying and milling this lost and forgotten resource as an environmentally viable tropical hardwood siding and decking option. Purpleheart is unique in that it does not grey with age and exposure to UV light like most wood but becomes a dark brown with a touch of purple.

Source: Reclaimed from reservoirs in the tropics.

Species: Peltogyn paniculata

Colors: Purplish brown to eggplant purple. Ages to a dark brown with a hint of purple.

Net Dimensions:

  • Shiplap profile: 3/4" thick x 4-1/2" wide (including 1/4" reveal) x 4' - 10' random lengths.
  • Rainscreen profile: 5/8” thick x 4-1/4” wide (including 1/4" reveal) x 4’ to 10’ random lengths.


  • Shiplap profile: Surfaced four sides (S4S) with shiplap profile, 1/4" reveal.
  • Rainscreen profile: Surfaced four sides (S4S) with rainscreen shiplap profile, 1/4" reveal. Uses Climate Shield clip system.

Character: As with most exterior woods, over time and with exposure to the elements, Purpleheart will develop shallow surface checking. This does not affect structural performance of the material.

Finish: Material is available pre-finished with exterior grade clear oil

Certification: Water Reclaimed material - TerraMai Certified as sustainably harvested


  Shiplap Rainscreen  
Exterior Oil $19.95/sf $20.95/sf