How to Find the Right Company to Resurface Your Deck

Out of all the purchases and contracts you make this year, which ones will be the most important? Probably not that new toaster you got, or even that energy-saving thermostat. For many people, there is some kind of home renovation or building project going on – and this is among the most important investments of the year. Deck resurfacing is a great example. You’ve heard about the benefits, and your old deck is really in need of an upgrade. So how do you go about finding the right company to resurface your deck?

1. Ask the right questions

There are so many situations where homeowners (often the busiest ones) simply want a result with deck resurfacing. That’s understandable, especially if you’ve got a lot of other things going on. Plus, deck resurfacing seems like a really simple prospect. The surface boards and planks are simply stripped off, and new materials are put down in their place – right? Well, it’s more complicated than that. First, not all decks are structurally qualified to undergo professional resurfacing, so you need to find a specialist who gives you the right information on that front. Second, there’s a big different between a “mediocre” resurfacing job and a truly professional one. You’ll notice this difference in the look and feel of the deck. Asking plenty of questions up front will help ensure that your project comes off without a hitch, and you get the result you want.

2. Look for signs of success

Another thing people do when they’re in a rush is simply choose the first deck resurfacing specialist they come across, without really researching their options or knowing how to spot a real professional. Positive online reviews are a must. If you see a negative review (or even worse, a pattern of negative reviews), it’s a real warning sign that you yourself might end up having a negative experience. Deck resurfacing is more affordable than a brand new deck, but it’s still a significant investment. Only an experienced, qualified contractor can handle this investment properly. Does the company have a physical address? Do they communicate in a timely and professional manner? Is their web site well organized and informative? These are all signs of a successful deck resurfacing contractor.

3. Learn about guarantees

When you sign a contract to have your deck resurfaced, you should know for a fact that the work is guaranteed in writing. The nice thing about a written guarantee is that most companies who offer them will take extra care to make sure they’re never necessary. But if something does go wrong, and a problem appears a year or two down the line, that repair will be covered under the terms of the contractor. If you find a contractor that specifically does not offer a written guarantee, you might ask them why – or simply focus your efforts elsewhere.

Focus on quality and experience

If you look at the deck resurfacing specialists in your area through the lens of quality and experience, it should become evident who the real professionals are – and who you should hire to exceed your expectations.

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.”