4 Things Every Homeowner Should Know About Deck Resurfacing

By now, you’ve probably heard about deck resurfacing, You may have even talked to a friend or neighbor who had it done recently, and hear all about the benefits. It used to be where you needed to tear down your old deck and build a new one if you wanted a fresh look with fresh materials – but with resurfacing, it’s possible to upgrade your deck at a fraction of the cost, in a fraction of the time. And if it’s done by a skilled pro, the results can be stunning.

But there’s more to know about deck resurfacing. Here are four key facts every homeowner should consider:

1. It’s cheaper than building a new deck

Deck resurfacing is one of the most exciting trends in home ownership today. Why? Because it gives you the look and feel of a brand new deck – at a fraction of the cost to build a deck. This is because the support structure (underlying frame) of the deck is largely out of sight. But leaving that structure in place – but stripping off everything on the surface, and replacing the surface and deck steps with brand new material – you can make better use of your existing deck while transforming it into something that looks and feels completely different. If tearing down your old deck and rebuilding a new one seems like a daunting and expensive task, deck resurfacing could be exactly the solution you’ve been looking for.

2. It may not be possible with your deck

We’ve seen a lot of homeowners learn about deck resurfacing, become really excited about transforming their own outdoor deck, and then become disappointed to learn that deck resurfacing is actually not possible in their case. Why? Because safety and integrity is everything when it comes to deck resurfacing. That’s why professionals will conduct a detailed safety inspection of your existing deck before deciding whether or not it can be safely resurfaced.

3. You don’t have to use the same materials

Don’t think that just because your existing deck is made of natural hardwood (cedar, for example) that your resurfaced deck has to make use of the same materials. It’s possible to use a different type of hardwood, or even composite materials, depending on your preference. There are so many different materials on the market these days, and the possible combinations are endless.

4. Choosing a good contractor makes a huge difference

Deck resurfacing is a highly specialized practice that requires years of training and experience. For this reason, it’s super important to find the right contractor for the job. You want someone with ample experience in resurfacing decks, plenty of training, modern tools and equipment, and customer service policies that routinely exceed expectations.

Making the right call

There may be several or even dozens of deck resurfacing companies in your area, and they’ll probably have varying levels of experience and skill. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that deck resurfacing is an easy professional task, or that it doesn’t matter who you hire. The result you end up with will be directly related to the professionalism of the company you hire – so choose carefully!

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.”