The Biggest Outdoor Deck Trends for 2018 -

As we come up on another new year, homeowners are talking about ways to refine and improve their home improvement plans. Outdoor decking is one of those things many homeowners are considering, and they want to know what’s happening in the industry. It’s no longer necessary to settle for an ordinary or “boring” outdoor deck. The number of options, designs and amenities has multiplied greatly in recent years, and trends are always changing. How does 2018 look for outdoor decks — and what trends in particular will people be paying attention to?

A blend of old and new

One trend that’s been gaining steam with outdoor deck owners is a contrast between stressed or aged wood and modern accents of stone and metal. Done well, this contrast creates an attractive look that contains elements of age and wear, as well as elements of sleek modernity. This has been showing up in kitchens and other interior spaces quite a bit lately, and has also been working its way into outdoor decks. Look for a lot more deck owners to experiment with this combination of materials in 2018.

The good news is that homeowners can achieve this look without actually using old or expensive hardwood. New composite materials that have a “stressed” or even “driftwood” appearance are available from several manufacturers, and can give people both the look and durability they want.

Moving from back to front

Outdoor decks have traditionally been seen as a “backyard” thing, and this will of course continue. But more homeowners are beginning to see value in deck or porch installations in the front of their homes in order to increase curb appeal, create new space for entertaining and relaxing, and add new decorative accents.

Smarter use of space

Just as staircases, beds and other areas within the home are being used more and more to create clever storage areas, homeowners in 2018 will look to create storage and/or living space beneath outdoor decks. This kind of storage can, of course, be problematic during winter months. But it’s always useful to create multiple uses for any home renovation or addition, including an outdoor deck.

Less building, more resurfacing

As more homeowners focus on doing more with less, deck resurfacing will continue to surge in popularity throughout 2018. Not every deck is a suitable candidate for resurfacing — the underlying frame of the structure has to be in sound condition, and signed off by an outdoor decking expert. But for those homeowners who have aging decks with a sturdy frame, resurfacing promises a brand new appearance and extended lifespan for the deck — all at a fraction of the cost of a new outdoor deck construction.

Making the most of your outdoor deck plans

Whether you’re thinking about an all-new deck or a quality resurfacing project, it’s important to find a contractor who will provide objective advice and keep your best interests in mind. Look for a contractor with strong ratings from past clients, clear communication skills, and written guarantees that protect your investment. 2018 could be the year your dream deck becomes a reality!

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.”