Teak Wood For Your Next Deck Project

By: Debbie George

October 24, 2016

Project Spotlight

Teak wood is a durable option for your next deck project

Adding a deck to your home, or upgrading your current deck, is a great way to add value to your home and increase its curb appeal. One of the most important components of a deck is the wood that it is made out of. You want to choose a wood that will not only reflect your unique style but will also be able to handle anything thrown at it. With multiple wood styles available, we at WoodCo understand that making a decision can be hard. However, we are here to help! Below we have listed a few of the benefits of choosing teak wood for your next deck project.

Teak wood is naturally resistant to extreme heat and cold

Teak wood has some amazing natural properties that make it a perfect choice for any manner of deck applications. Not only is teak one of the most gorgeous varieties of hardwood, but it also produces a natural oil that repels termites and other insects that could harm the structural integrity of your deck. Teak wood is one of hardest deck wood options and will not splinter over time like other softer woods. Because it is naturally water resistant, teak wood will not warp or crack from exposure to wet environments, and does not require the use of a sealant to protect it. This makes teak wood an excellent choice for areas with a wet climate, or areas where the deck will be exposed to a lot of moisture.

Teak wood requires little to no maintenance after it has been installed

Teak’s high tensile strength, oil content, and tight grain make it particularly suitable for applications where weather resistance is desired, and a properly installed teak wood deck will look good for decades. Teak oil can be applied to the wood to give it a pleasant golden hue, or, if left to age naturally, teak will develop into a natural silver color. Aged teak wood is one of the most attractive outdoor wood styles available today.

As you can see, choosing teak for your next deck project will not only add value to your home, but will leave you with a deck that will stand the test of time. Contact us today at WoodCo, and let our wood experts help make your teak deck dreams a reality.