Roof decks and other poorly ventilated deck applications present a unique set of challenges for a designer and or builder. The Iron Woods® Elevations™ Roof Deck System was developed to provide a stable wood deck surface for poorly ventilated roof decks, they are the ideal solution for any deck construction where there is a lack of good ventilation.

When constructing a roof deck the designer must take into account many factors including the need to create a level deck on a sloped surface, effective drainage, roof access for maintenance, typically poor under-deck ventilation, variable load requirements, and the possible integration of green roof systems and installed system costs. Iron Woods® Elevations™ self-leveling pedestals, deck tiles, and conventional deck systems provide unique and cost effective solutions for the construction of both roof top and conventional decks.

Iron Woods® Elevations™ Deck Tiles also provide a simple, elegant, unique and high value alternative to traditional decking to new deck construction. Simply double the joists (the lowest cost item in your deck construction) at 24” on center and lay the prefabricated deck tiles in a mosaic or linear pattern and fasten to joists with one screw or screw and plug per corner. That’s one screw per square foot of decking which represents a significant installation labor and material cost compared with conventional decking applications.

What are installers saying?

“The Elevations™ adjustable self leveling pedestal saves us 30 to 40% in installation labor because of the unique features that no other pedestal has!”

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Iron Woods Elevations Roof Deck System Info Sheet

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Iron Woods® Elevations™ Deck Tiles – Load Rating 200psf

The open deck tile surface design promotes air pressure equalization reducing potential for wind uplift.

Elevations Roof Deck System Tile

Standard Tile Dimensions

IPE 24”x24”

Special Order
IPE 24”x48’’
IPE 24’’x72”


Iron Woods Deck Tiles are offered with a smooth deck board surface only and are ADA slip resistance compliant.

Grooved decking surfaces are not recommended. Why? Grooved surfaces do not improve slip resistance. Grooved surfaces support the collection of food and dirt which encourages fungi growth which reduces slip resistance. Grooved surfaces are more difficult to clean. Grooved surfaces provide less stability when walking in high heeled shoes.


Timber Holdings offers several pedestal options based on surface and elevation requirements. Elevations™ pedestals can be utilized for projects that require tile elevation heights from 1-3/4” up to 36” and loads up to 2000lbs per pedestal. Elevations™ pedestals include features that add greatly to performance, ease of installation, and stability for your roof deck system application.

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EPDM Rubber High Tab Pedestals (Free Floating)

The EPDM rubber pedestal is a flexible deck tile support that allows tiles to follow the natural contour of the roof. This 1/4” fixed height pedestal incorporates spacer tabs. The flexible EPDM rubber is resistant to environmental deterioration and is safe for direct contact with the roof surface. Additionally, it has sound deadening qualities and creates a soft feel for walking. This pedestal is not stackable and must be considered for low elevation support requirements only. Pedestals are pre-cut and can easily be separated into halves or quarters to facilitate perimeter and corner placement.

Elevations pedestals have an individual loading capacity that exceeds 2200 lbs. and can be set on any waterproofing membrane or other surface. Made from 100% post-industrial recycled material, resistant to temperatures -22°F to +248° (-30°C to +120°C), resistant to acid and UV stable, Elevations pedestals are ISO 9001/2008 and SA8000 certified and meet significant criteria used in green building initiatives according to LEED NC LEED credit compliance. Our built in self-leveling head and adjustment key system.

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Elevations™ Star Pedestal System with Eterno™ Technology

Elevations™ New Star Pedestal System Provides a unique solution when your project requires pedestals under 1-1/4”. While the Start Pedestal System does not incorporate self–leveling technology, the Star T Pedestals unique design and key slot provides post installation micro adjustment from 3/8” to 9/16”. Combined with our 3/16” stackable Star B Base pedestals any required pedestal height can be met from 3/8” to 1-1/4” where our self-leveling ELVSEO pedestal takes over.

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Elevations™ Self Leveling Pedestal System with Eterno™ Technology

Elevations™ self leveling pedestals with built in slope compensation offer a uniquely simple solution. The system, combines supporting base, extension, screw and head options which generate pedestal heights from 1.125” to 21.75” and slopes from 5/32’’ to ½’’ (0% to 5%) per foot of slope. Pedestals are placed on a 24” grid.

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Special Features

Our adjustment key allows for final micro adjustments after installation. Our screw block system indicates when units have safely reached their maximum height adjustment. Bases are pre-cut to facilitate perimeter and corner placement. The Elevations™ self-leveling pedestals incorporate shims to compensate for any minor variations in deck tile thickness. Shims are provided in 1/8” or 1/16” thicknesses.

Deck Tile Head

An anti-noise bi-component soft rubber pad and special connection pins are integrated into our unique self-leveling head design. When installed a mechanical connection between the tiles and the head seamlessly integrating all components of the system.

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Elevations Roof Deck System

Conventional Deck Head – Combines Iron Woods Decking and Stringers on Pedestals

Elevations™ pedestal systems support conventional deck construction as well as deck tiles. Our unique conventional deck head is designed to allow for the attachment of stringers. A simple application of Iron Woods® 2×4 Ipe stringers (laid flat) and one of Iron Woods® 5/4×4 Ipe decking options, provides not only a traditional deck appearance, it also increases the deck live load rating to 275 psf. As a ‘Best Practice’ Timber Holdings recommends the use of 5/4×4 deck profiles (S4S E4E, Traditional Slotted) where ventilation is limited or poor.

Iron Woods Elevations Roof Deck System Info Sheet

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