Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about deck building?
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Getting a deck built is a big commitment in more ways than one. And here, at Deck Guardian, we understand the planning and effort our clients put into it even before the project starts. Which is why we are here to answer your questions and get you started in the right direction.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you serve all of New Jersey?

We proudly serve the entire state of New Jersey with few exceptions.

How much does a deck cost?

Average new deck costs between 25-35k , however we’ve built decks starting at $10,000 and going as much as $250,000 for larger projects.

Do I need a permit to build a new deck?

Yes, all new decks are required to get a building permit with local construction office. Our team handles all permits and it takes on average 2-6 weeks to obtain all necessary permits.

How long does it take to build a deck?

Average deck takes 1-2 weeks to build.

Is it cheaper to repair a deck or get a new one?

Although it requires an investment of time and money, it costs significantly less than replacement, as long as the deck is structurally intact and the wood is healthy. When Deck Guardian inspects your deck, we will be able to tell you if your deck can be repaired or if you need to tear it out and start over.

How long does it take to resurface a deck?

The time a deck resurfacing take is based on square feet and layout of the deck, but most decks take on average between 3-6 days to resurface.

Is there a warranty available for your work?

Deck Guardian truly provides the best of all worlds. Your deck, fence porch or other outdoor living space is backed by Deck Guardian’s written warranty for workmanship of two years when Deck guardian’s exerts control as your remodeling contractor.

Do you provide financing?

Yes, Deck Guardian does offer financing through HFS. Check this article before applying for financing.

Do you offer repair services? Power washing or staining?

No, our team strictly specializes in the listed services and we are not able to take on any other work beside our offerings.

Is composite better than wood?

While a pressure-treated lumber may cost less initially, maintenance costs are significantly higher than on composite decks. On average, maintaining a wood deck will cost $450-$850 per year. Composite decking? Just $5-$15 annually. Wood decks are also susceptible to mold, decay and insects. Composites retain their good looks year after year.

Do composite decks look like plastic?

Composite decking has come a long way in the past five years. Today’s composites reflect the beauty of natural and exotic hardwoods, complete with subtle streaking and varied wood grain patterns.

Do composite decks get hot?

On a hot sunny day, composite decks do get hot. But because composite are mixed between wood and plastic will not be extremely hot. If you deck faces direct sun consider lighter colors to avoid attracting the sun light.

How often do I need to wash my composite deck?

Composite decking requires far lower maintenance than wood decking, but does require some maintenance to keep it looking good throughout the years, much like washing your car. For early generation composite decking , periodic cleaning with a deck wash is required. High-performance decking (Trex Transcend, Trex Enhance and Trex Select) require less work – a simple soap and water cleaning is all that is necessary to maintain the beauty of the products.

What is the lifetime value of Trex?

With pressure-treated wood decks, maintenance costs add up over time. Although Trex costs more initially, you’ll never have to sand, stain or paint your Trex deck. Over the life of your deck, those reduced maintenance costs add up to a greater value than wood – not to mention the value of all the time you get to spend enjoying your deck rather than working on it.

How long will a Trex deck last?

Composite decking typically consists of some type of plastic material, such as polyethylene and/or polyvinyl chloride, and wood particles. A good composite deck should come with at least 25 year warranty from manufacturer.

What other deck tips do you offer?

Decks have become extensions of our homes. We eat dinner there, host parties, relax in hot tubs- even watch television. As the deck function has evolved, so have decking materials. Wood is no longer the only option.When it comes to durability, eco-friendliness, maintenance, and value, composites have become the smarter choice.

What are your hours of operation?

Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 6:00pm // Sat 9:00 am – 3:00pm //Sun Closed

Do you work weekends and holidays?

Deck Guardian Team is dedicated to customer satisfaction. We work weekends and holidays except the days with bad weather.

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