Building a Deck? Consider Teak Wood

Adding a deck onto your house is a great way to increase its value. A deck can also make your backyard a more functional space for entertaining friends and family members or simply enjoying the warmer weather on your own. When it comes to building a deck, knowing which wood to choose isn’t always easy. For many homeowners, teak is the ideal choice of wood for these reasons:

  • Teak doesn’t require heavy sealants in many cases. While your teak deck will be exposed to the elements, its natural strength means that it won’t rot. It will change color over time, but the color shift is appealing.
  • Decking made of teak is guaranteed to last because it is so strong. Teak has adapted to a variety of climates and even produces natural sap that protects it from fungus and problematic bacteria when cut.
  • Teak decking can fit with a number of different home styles. It can easily work with a traditional or more contemporary home.
Modern Deck via Houzz

Contact us today at Schutte Lumber Co. for more information about choosing the right wood for all of your home building and craft projects in Kansas City.