3 Common Questions About Deck Resurfacing

Deck resurfacing has emerged as a major trend in home renovation these past few years. This is not only due to increased awareness of what resurfacing is, but also due to advances in the materials and techniques used to resurface outdoor decks. People love this option because it’s relatively affordable (especially when compared to a brand new deck installation), and because the results look stunning. That’s assuming, of course, that the deck is resurfaced by a skilled and licensed professional

But despite the increased buzz and awareness around deck resurfacing, a lot of questions remain. People all over the country are searching for answers about this particular deck renewal technique, and wondering if it’s right for them. In order to give you a clearer understanding of deck resurfacing, let’s take a look at 3 common questions.

1. Is it really a better option than putting in a new deck?

In many cases, yes — assuming that time and savings are important to you. New deck installations will cost more and take longer to accomplish. But resurfacing is only really an option if the underlying structure is sound. If this is not the case, no reputable company will even consider resurfacing the deck, and for safety reasons, will strongly advise that the old deck be removed, whether or not a new one will take its place right away.

2. How much does it cost?

Even if you use the most expensive materials available in your area to resurface your deck, it will still come out cheaper than demolishing the deck, removing the waste, and putting a new deck in its place. The cost of outdoor decks is variable, but most homeowners report that their resurfaced ran about half what it would have cost to install a brand new deck.

3. Does it last just as long as a new deck?

Again, the answer here depends on the quality and materials used for your existing deck. If it’s well made and the underlying structure is still extremely solid, a resurfaced deck can get you a decade or more of extra lifespan. However, if the structure is merely “good enough” to undertake a resurfacing project, you’ll want to have regular safety inspections (once a year, for example) to make sure everything is still in good order.

Will your results be good enough?

Any time you put real money into a home renovation project — even something as affordable as deck resurfacing — you might feel a certain anxiety as the project gets underway. Will the results be good enough? Will they exceed your expectations and make you truly happy that you decided to move forward with the project? Or will you end up disappointed and wishing you’d simply torn the old deck down and had a new one installed?

The answers to these questions may depend entirely on the contractor who handles your resurfacing project. The most dedicated and experienced deck resurfacing specialists will take time up front to make sure they understand exactly what you want — and make sure you understand exactly what you’ll be getting. Combine this approach with expert craftsmanship and impeccable service, and you’re likely to be very pleased with you newly resurfaced deck.

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.”