Is Your Custom Deck Built to the Highest Standards?

It’s almost summer, and that means it’s almost deck season! Maybe you have plans to lay out on the deck, catch some rays and listen to your favorite music; or maybe you’re the type that likes to do a sunrise yoga or Pilates routine on the deck each morning, before the sun gets too high. And don’t forget those cool summer evenings under the stars, with your favorite snacks and beverages, and maybe even built-in fire pit to keep you warm and liven up the conversation after your al fresco evening meal.

There are truly an array of great uses for a backyard decks in the summer; but also in the spring and fall. It’s really only in the dead of winter that people don’t use their decks much; and for many of us, not even that is true! With regular maintenance, the outdoor deck can still be a great place to step outside, watch your breath, and look at the stars on a cold crisp night.

If you don’t have an outdoor deck but have been thinking about building one, there’s never been a more exciting time in terms of deck building. Why? For starters, there are so many different materials now. It used to be where only a few types of tropical hardwood were suitable for outdoor decks. Then came the arrival of pressure treated or PT lumber, which meant that basically any type of natural wood could be effectively fortified against the elements.

Now, of course, we have the additional world of composite decking, which has completely revolutionized deck designs across the industry. It meant that homeowners could achieve basically any look they wanted, with a material that would last far longer (with far lower maintenance requirements) than anything before it. Composite certainly hasn’t done away with natural hardwood, and there are certain pros and cons for each – but composite decking is definitely the biggest thing to happen in the decking industry in quite some time.

No matter what materials, styles or amenities you choose, you’ll want them to be built be someone who really knows their stuff. Is it possible to build your own deck? Yes, it is – assuming you obtain the necessary licensing and permits from your local authorities. This process alone can be time consuming, let along studying the intricacies of deck building when you’ve never done it before.

Most people choose to hire a professional, not only because it’s faster (and ultimately cheaper, in a great many cases) but because the final result is more dependable and a better investment over time. But when the contractor finishes up and leaves the site, how do you really know your deck was built right?

The most and most obvious answer is that you did your research before hiring them, and found out that they had a lot of happy customers, and appeared to run their operation in a highly structured and professional way. A written guarantee is also a must. This lets you know that the contractor does not expect there to be any problems, due to the professionalism and care they put into your 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.”