Do Outdoor Decks Add Market Value to Homes? -

When it comes to making additions or renovating one’s home, adding value matters. Most home owners don’t want to pour time, money, and effort into a project that isn’t going to add value to the cost of their house — or even worse, something that might actually reduce property values and/or make the home more difficult to sell.

So where do outdoor decks stack up in the list of projects that reliably add value to your home? The answer is: it depends. While outdoor decks are not something people tend to build for the specific purpose of adding market value to their homes, a high quality deck with superior workmanship can lead to a modest boost in value. In addition to a potential increase in value, an extremely well-built or unique deck can help set your house apart in a market of similar homes — in other words, it can help you attract more buyers.

At the end of the day, though, adding value isn’t the only or even the primary reason why many homeowners decide to add an outdoor deck to their property. Read on for more ideas about how an outdoor deck can enhance your time spent at home.

Lifestyle enhancements of outdoor decks

Many home owners decide to add a deck to their home, not so much because of the potential value it will add to the price of their house, but more so for the potential enjoyment it will bring them. Having an outdoor deck is one of the easiest ways to spend time outside without leaving the comfort of your own home. Whether you use your deck to relax with a book, practice yoga outdoors, or entertain guests, there are countless ways that an outdoor deck can enhance your lifestyle and bring enjoyment to you and your family.

Many families with young children or pets love having decks as they allow for a supervised and enclosed place where kids and animals can play outside. Grilling enthusiasts love how easy it is to fire up the grill on their deck and enjoy an outdoor meal with ease. Outdoor decks are also a great place to entertain guests during warmer months. Depending on their location, a quality outdoor deck can feel like a natural extension of your kitchen or dining room, adding functional square footage to your living space without the work (and cost) of an actual home add-on.

Choosing a Deck Specialist

If you’re considering a new outdoor deck to your home, it’s in your best interest to hire a respected and experienced specialist for the job. At the end of the day, a poorly built deck is not only a waste of money — it can be a safety hazard. Ask around with friends and neighbors for recommendations of qualified deck specialists. Make sure to have some ideas for your future deck in mind when shopping around so that you can get and compare quotes and proposals from different contractors. You want to choose a specialist who can be honest with you about the feasibility of your ideal deck, how long it will take, and how much it will cost.

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.”