Is Deck Resurfacing a Good Value? -

Are you one of those homeowners who clips coupons, and is constantly looking for the best value on every little thing? It’s amazing how much money you can save if you take every opportunity you can. And if that’s true for the little things, like groceries and other ordinary household expenses, it’s doubly true for bigger investments – such as a new outdoor deck. If your deck is tired and old, and you’re not a huge fan of the design, tearing it down and building a new one can represent a huge transformation for your home.

But you might have looked at average costs for a brand new outdoor deck (including demolition and removal if your existing deck, if applicable), and decided that your household budget really can’t support such a project at this time. You might look for ways to get a bargain on a new deck, but that can be a risky proposition. If your contractor cuts corners, you could end up with something that’s ultimately far more expensive than you imagined. You might end up investing thousands in a new deck that simply does not stand the test of time, and does not meet your standards of quality.

There is an alternative that you might not have heard about: Deck resurfacing. It’s based on the premise that the surface of your deck is tired and weary, and badly in need of replacement. But the underlying structure of the deck (or frame, as you might hear it called) is in good shape. There might be a few areas that require tightening or reinforcement, but in general, the deck has passed a detailed safety inspection by a professional and is in good shape.

That’s when it becomes possible to consider deck resurfacing. By taking off all the old surface boards (including stairs and railings, of course), and fitting the old frame with brand new surface materials, you can have a brand new look and feel at a fraction of the cost. Depending on the material used for your existing deck, and depending on what materials are available in your area, the contractor may be able to use any variety of natural hardwood or composite to resurface your deck. Many homeowners simply can’t believe the transformation achieved through a highly organized and skillful deck resurfacing project. Especially when you consider how much money you can save with resurfacing, as opposed to tearing down your old deck and starting fresh.

How to look for deck resurfacing services

There is a big difference between a deck that’s been resurfaced by an experienced professional and one that’s been done by a company without the requisite skills and know-how to get the job done right. You need a deck that surpasses your expectations aesthetically, but even more important, you need structural integrity and safety first. The best deck resurfacing specialists are able to deliver on all fronts. If you pay attention to reputation and professionalism on all fronts (social media reviews, web site quality, clarity of information, and so forth), you have a better chance of finding a contractor who can truly it happen.

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.”