Deck Resurfacing versus Brand New Decks: Which is Better?

You may have heard about deck resurfacing; a relatively new way to get more value out of your existing deck. It’s becoming more popular every year, and more homeowners are deciding to go this route. In case you haven’t heard about deck resurfacing, let’s take a quick look at the benefits:

1. It involves stripping the surface materials from your existing deck and applying fresh materials to the existing support structure.

2. As a result, the cost of deck resurfacing is significantly lower than the cost of building a brand new deck (especially if the old deck has to be demolished and hauled away).

3. A professionally resurfaced deck can go for years without any need for repair, especially if modern composite materials are used to resurface the deck.

4. There are a virtually endless number of styles and aesthetic effects you can achieve with deck resurfacing, but the fundamental “footprint” of the deck will remain the same since the existing support structure is being used.

These are all great things about deck resurfacing – but there’s something every homeowner needs to know. Not every backyard deck is suitable for resurfacing, so it may or may not be an option in your particular case. A deck resurfacing specialist will have to visit your home, carefully assess your deck, and make a determination as to whether or not resurfacing is a smart option.

People often wonder why this is: The short answer is safety. If a deck is resurfaced over a warped or weak support structure, there could be real safety issues for you, your family, and your guests. In the cases of businesses and restaurants who have outdoor decks, customers and colleagues could be in danger.

That’s why making a proper safety assessment is so important before you move forward with the resurfacing project. You need to be sure that the highest safety standards are upheld, and also that your investment will be a smart one.

Finding the right company to resurface your deck

Since deck resurfacing has become so popular in recent years, any number of contractors have appeared on the scene. First of all, you want to make sure you connect with a legitimate business that has all the requisite licensing and certification. Without these basic requirements, you have no idea at all what you’re getting, or whether it conforms to safety standards. Next, it’s a good idea to look for contractors who also build new decks, and who have years of experience in both new and resurfaced decks. This is how you know that your contractor is knowledgeable.

Finally, it’s always a good idea to look for a trail of good reviews from people who have actually had their decks resurfaced or built by this particular contractor. Satisfied customers are the best possible proof that this contractor really does deliver where it counts. Deck resurfacing can make your old deck completely new again, at a fraction of the cost of a brand new deck. But it’s important to have it done the right way, without cutting corners, and only the best deck resurfacing specialists can offer that level service.

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.”