Should I Demand a Written Guarantee For My Resurfaced Deck?

In the world of home renovations and home improvement projects, there are things you can live without and things you can’t. For example, if you choose to build a new hardwood deck, but your preferred type of hardwood is out of stock, you might be happy to choose an alternative type of wood in order to get your project up and running faster. Or let’s say the windows you really want are simply out of your budget. There might be a similar design that costs a fair bit less. Choosing those windows can be really intelligent in the long term.

There are also things you can’t live without. For example, it might save time and money to skip the whole process of seeking approval from the town or city in which you live, and simply start renovating your home. After all — it’s your home, right? But this is always a bad decision. Having all your paperwork in order is the only way to ensure a smooth and worry-free process as you begin the process of building or renovating. If you don’t have approval, your project could be stopped or shut down. You might even have to modify it and pay penalties after the project is finished.

Another thing you simply can’t do without is a written guarantee from whoever is building or renovating on your property. Deck resurfacing is a perfect example. Here is a project that more and more people are getting excited about. It basically gives you a deck that looks brand new, and the cost is only a fraction of what it takes to tear down the old structure and build a brand new one.

People often ask the question: Should I demand a written guarantee for my resurfaced deck? The answer is yes — you should never hire a company to resurface your deck unless they provide a solid, written guarantee to the effect that the work and materials will be free from defects, and that any problems will be rectified at no additional cost to you.

But you really shouldn’t have to demand this. Any reputable deck resurfacing specialist should take the lead and tell you, from the first day you contact them, that their work is guaranteed in writing. As a homeowner making an investment in your property, this is the only way to ensure that your money is in good hands.

Making sure you have a written guarantee isn’t just about covering yourself in case something goes wrong with the deck project. It’s also an important ‘statement’ on the part of the company doing the work. When a written guarantee is built into the contract, that company is telling you that they take the work seriously, that they operate at the highest professional standard, and that they fully expect the result to exceed your expectations and be free from defects.

Fortunately, companies like this shouldn’t be terribly hard to find. You might have to do a little searching to find the best deck resurfacing options in your area, but it will be well-worth it when you see the final result.

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.”