In the world of home renovations and home improvement projects, there are things you can live without and things you can’t. For example, if you choose to build a new hardwood deck, but your preferred type of hardwood is out of stock, you might be happy to choose an alternative type of wood in order to get your project up and running faster. Or let’s say the windows you really want are simply out of your budget. There might be a similar design that costs a fair bit less. Choosing those windows can be really intelligent in the long term.
There are also things you can’t live without. For example, it might save time and money to skip the whole process of seeking approval from the town or city in which you live, and simply start renovating your home. After all — it’s your home, right? But this is always a bad decision. Having all your paperwork in order is the only way to ensure a smooth and worry-free process as you begin the process of building or renovating. If you don’t have approval, your project could be stopped or shut down. You might even have to modify it and pay penalties after the project is finished.
Another thing you simply can’t do without is a written guarantee from whoever is building or renovating on your property. Deck resurfacing is a perfect example. Here is a project that more and more people are getting excited about. It basically gives you a deck that looks brand new, and the cost is only a fraction of what it takes to tear down the old structure and build a brand new one.
People often ask the question: Should I demand a written guarantee for my resurfaced deck? The answer is yes — you should never hire a company to resurface your deck unless they provide a solid, written guarantee to the effect that the work and materials will be free from defects, and that any problems will be rectified at no additional cost to you.
But you really shouldn’t have to demand this. Any reputable deck resurfacing specialist should take the lead and tell you, from the first day you contact them, that their work is guaranteed in writing. As a homeowner making an investment in your property, this is the only way to ensure that your money is in good hands.
Making sure you have a written guarantee isn’t just about covering yourself in case something goes wrong with the deck project. It’s also an important ‘statement’ on the part of the company doing the work. When a written guarantee is built into the contract, that company is telling you that they take the work seriously, that they operate at the highest professional standard, and that they fully expect the result to exceed your expectations and be free from defects.
Fortunately, companies like this shouldn’t be terribly hard to find. You might have to do a little searching to find the best deck resurfacing options in your area, but it will be well-worth it when you see the final result.