How Long Will Your Resurfaced Deck Last?

When it comes to making decisions that improve your home, longevity is everything. Whether it’s a small renovation project or a big remodeling job, you want to make investments that stand the test of time. Otherwise, you end up sinking more time and money into the problem, and it’s basically never-ending. Any seasoned homeowner will agree – the decision you make now can affect you financially for years to come.

That’s one of the reasons why deck resurfacing has been such an exciting trend amongst homeowners in recent years. It allows you to achieve a look and feel that’s virtually brand new, without the full cost of a brand new deck. Tearing down an old structure and building a new one can quickly get expensive, and resurfacing is a useful shortcut. By using the underlying support structure of the old deck, and laying brand new materials over the surface of that support structure, you can extend the lifespan of your outdoor deck by many years.

But just how long can homeowners expect a resurfaced outdoor deck to last? This is an important question to ask if you want to make a truly informed decision.

The answer depends on a number of things, such as:

1. Who resurfaced your deck

As with any home remodeling or improvement project, your long-term results are going to depend heavily on the contractor you choose. If you hire a skilled and experienced deck resurfacing specialist, you an expect many years of functional use and aesthetic integrity once the project is completed. On the other hand, if you hire a sketchy contractor, you could be looking at additional repairs before the year is up.

2. The age of your existing deck

Deck resurfacing really hinges on the condition of your existing deck. If the frame and support structure are in good shape, your contractor will clear your deck for resurfacing. If the support structure is not safe, then no reputable contractor will suggest or follow through with resurfacing. In some cases, the support structure is well-built and has a decade or more left in it. In others, things will start to go wrong sooner. That’s why it’s so important to have a qualified deck builder who assesses your existing deck carefully and give you straight information on whether deck resurfacing is a smart move for you.

3. What materials you use

The materials you choose for your deck resurfacing project have a huge effect on how long it will last. The cheaper varieties of natural wood will of course have a shorter lifespan than modern composite materials, although natural wood can last a long time if maintained properly. In either case, the new surface of your deck will likely outlive the underlying structure – but it’s not uncommon for homeowners to get 10 or even 20 years out of their resurfaced deck.

4. Whether or not the work is guaranteed

Knowing that you can trust your contractor to correct mistakes and make things right – if something should prove faulty – is important as a homeowner. It’s a good idea to only work with deck resurfacing specialists who offer written guarantees in clear terms. Your success as a homeowner is tied to their success as a contractor – the best companies realize this very clearly!

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.”