3 Questions to Ask Your Deck Resurfacing Specialist Before You Sign

A freshly resurfaced deck can make a huge difference in terms of your property’s look and feel. Obviously, there are plenty of practical considerations as well. A resurfaced deck effectively beautifies the deck, and renews its practical uses. Suddenly you have a great space to entertain, relax, exercise, or just step outside for a breath of fresh air at night. All of this comes at a much lower cost than building a brand new deck.

But before you rush into anything, consider asking your contractor three important questions before you sign any agreement.

1. How long have you been doing this?

Deck resurfacing hasn’t been around all that long, and has become much more diverse and popular with the advent of composite decking materials. However, most reputable deck resurfacing companies will have years of experience in the field. In many cases, they were experts in the construction and repair of backyard decks long before composite materials became so popular. This means they have a greater amount of knowledge about the industry in general, and more experience in working with various different materials and processes to achieve optimal results.

2. Is my deck safe for resurfacing?

As a matter of course, any reputable deck resurfacing specialist will make a detailed inspection of your backyard deck. This has to be done in order to determine whether the structural integrity is sufficient for the deck to be safely resurfaced. If the frame and structure of the deck is in poor shape, your contractor might recommend certain repairs in order to address weaknesses. However, in many cases, the deck is simply too old or structurally weak to be seriously considered for deck resurfacing. If your contractor says nothing about this assessment process, and simply agrees to surface your deck without conducting a safety inspection, you should probably look for a more reputable and qualified company.

3. How much will it cost?

The answer to this question will depend on a few different things. First of all, the surface area of your deck matters. A sprawling deck with multiple tiers and built-in amenities will obviously cost more to resurface than a simple deck design. Another factor is the materials you use. Composite costs more than most types of natural wood, but they last a lot longer, so the long-term value is generally higher. The main reason to ask your contractor how much it’s going to cost is to make sure that their fee structures are rock solid and easy to understand. Companies who try and mislead people in terms of cost, or constantly try to upsell people and ignore their budget concerns, should be avoided.

Ask the right questions, get the right answers!

Unfortunately, there are a few deck contractors out there who have given people a raw deal in terms of deck resurfacing. All you have to do is start reading client reviews on popular review channels, and you’ll start to see which companies are worth talking to and which ones aren’t. But you seek the services of a qualified and reputable deck resurfacing company, you can expect stellar results with an ironclad guarantee.

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.”