Five Important Questions to Ask Your Deck Resurfacing Specialist -

So you’ve heard about deck resurfacing, and you’ve seen pictures of what the results can be. Maybe you’ve even talked to a neighbor or friend who recently had their deck resurfaced, and you’re excited about the prospect of having your own outdoor deck resurfaced. You’ve started researching companies who specialize in this kind of work, and you’ve even made contact with one or two.

But how do you proceed? How do you make sure you’re getting the best deal possible? Asking your specialist the following five questions is a good place to start.

1. Is my deck a good candidate for resurfacing?

First and foremost, it needs to be determined whether or not your deck can (or should) be resurfaced. This involves a careful inspection that takes many variables into account, but generally focuses on the current integrity of your deck’s underlying structure, as well as the expected integrity in one, three, five or even ten years down the line.

2. How many decks have you resurfaced before?

Experience is a big deal when it comes to deck resurfacing. Some companies have 5 or 10+ years experience, and have resurfaced hundreds of decks. These are the ones you want to do business with. Avoid those companies who take a casual attitude toward deck resurfacing and/or are just starting out, with no experienced leadership on site.

3. Are there any written guarantees against faulty materials or workmanship?

This is a big one: Deck resurfacing isn’t expensive as far as home renovation projects go — but it isn’t chump change, either. Is your investment going to be protected? Does the company have a contractual obligation to provide workmanship and materials that are in line with the client’s wishes and free from defects? If not, it’s probably best to look elsewhere.

4. How long can I expect my resurfaced deck to last?

The pros will be able to give you a very solid idea on how many years you can expect to get out of your resurfaced deck. Important determining factors include the materials you choose, the condition and age of your deck’s base and underlying frame, and local seasons in your area. Staying on top of routine maintenance will also play a key role in determining how long your resurfaced deck can last.

5. Is resurfacing really the best option for me?

The company you’re dealing with may specialize in deck resurfacing, but that doesn’t mean they should recommend resurfacing to you in all cases. For example, if you really aren’t satisfied with the size or layout of your old deck, resurfacing will (in most cases) simply lock you into that design and layout for a number of additional years. If you’re thinking about doing something different with your outdoor deck, tearing down your old deck and starting new is an idea worth exploring and costing out.

From initial consultation to final results

Deck resurfacing is something that can be done surprisingly quickly, and it’s generally a very affordable option. But don’t rush in too quickly. Mistakes can still be made, and it’s important to know that you’re dealing with an upstanding deck resurfacing specialist who always keeps the success of your project in mind.

Client Testimonials

J.Widener from Newton, NJ

“Outstanding team. Very impressed with the whole process and the most with my new beautiful deck!”

S.Long from Franklin Township, NJ

“The deck looks FANTASTIC. I still can’t believe that Deck Guardian was able to resurface my old, ugly deck. Our neighbors have stopped by to comment on how great the deck looks. The attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism set this company apart. I highly recommend Deck Guardian!”

M.Lewis from Fleminton, NJ

“We have received numerous compliments from Neighbor’s and friend’s who think that the finished project looks terrific. Not only do I appreciate the “quality job”, but I really appreciate the professional manner Skip handled all the details!”

L.Cohen from West Orange, NJ

“When I came home yesterday, I could not believe how amazing my newly resurfaced deck looked. Crew did an amazing job. It was also a pleasure to work with your salesperson, very professional and knowledgeable!”

S.Smith from Chester Township, NJ

“I’m completely impressed. I have dealt with my share of contractors as I have been updating my home for several years. Deck Guardian gets the gold medal. Deck Guardian restored my 10 year old deck & fence to a brand new condition. I am amazed!”

P.Tang from Westfield, NJ

“Deck Guardian Team did a good and pleasant job to give us a professional service and a beautiful new deck, without replacing it. We love the color and the way it feels like. Highly recommended!”

Kathryn Barchi from Piscataway, NJ

“My husband and I had recently moved into a new home and quite quickly we learned of so many things that both us and the home inspector missed prior to the purchase; the deck being one huge item. We quite desperately wanted to use our deck and know that it was safe for us, our kids, our pups, and our guests, which in the original state, was definitely not the case. Deck Guardian to the rescue! The Deck Guardian team, from the free estimate to the point of project close, were quite wonderful to work with entirely. They even pointed out additional things we had missed with regards to the safety of our deck. Of course, best of all, the Deck Guardian team was able to work within our budget, while giving us back our deck with a new lease on life. Deck Guardian far exceeded our expectations and for that, my husband and I can not thank them enough!!!”

Jessica Ravitz from Skillman, NJ

“Deck Guardian completed an amazing deck replacement project for us in less than 2 weeks after we signed our contract. Not only did they provide an extremely competitive price, we got a beautiful deck that so greatly exceeded our expectations! Everyone at Deck Guardian is wonderful – from the estimator, the crew and the administrative staff – very friendly, professional, meticulous and hard working. We are so pleased and give the highest recommendation!!! Thank you Deck Guardian!”

Paul Cichello from Bridgewater, NJ

“I contacted Deck Guardian and was given an estimate the very next day. The representative was very knowledgeable and fair. The workers were polite and professional. We are satisfied with our new deck and would recommend Deck Guardian to anyone who wants quality work.”