How Much Experience Should a Deck Resurfacing Specialist Have?

The question of experience is important in basically every industry and business sector you care to mention. Sure, there’s a value to someone who is inexperienced and has bright ideas about the future. But in the real world of business, experience matters. There’s really no way around this.

When it comes to projects that involve your home and property value, such as remodeling or new construction, experience plays a particularly important role in defining what your results will be. This is also true for outdoor decks, and deck resurfacing in particular.

In case you didn’t know, deck resurfacing is the process of removing the surface of a deck and fitting it with brand new surface materials, while retaining the “old” underlying structure or frame of the deck. It’s popular for a number of reasons. First, it’s a lot more economical than tearing down an old deck and building a new one from scratch. Second, it gives you that “brand new” look and feel. It allows you to completely renew and refresh the appearance of your deck at a fraction of the cost. For a lot of homeowners, this is a very attractive option.

But in order to get the result you want, it’s crucial to hire the right specialist. And as we mentioned, experience is a huge factor. Since deck resurfacing is a relatively new type of renovation, any number of contractors may have popped up in your area. Some of them have years of experience with outdoor decks of all types, and some don’t.

The bottom line is that you can feel a lot better about the contractor you choose if they have at least ten years of experience in the outdoor decking business — with at least five years of dedicated experience in deck resurfacing. You want a contractor with a wide range of experience — someone who was building decks from scratch long before deck resurfacing was even a commercial option. Why? Because deck resurfacing relies on a working knowledge of decks in general. If the underlying structure of the deck is not sound, the reality is that your deck should not be resurfaced. Only an experienced outdoor deck specialist can properly determine whether resurfacing is an option in the first place — much less complete the job to a high professional standard. Without the requisite experience, your contractor is much more likely to make mistakes that cost you time and money in the end. This simply isn’t the situation you want. Outdoor decking and deck resurfacing is a service you want to be able to rely on without giving it too much thought after the fact.

Finding the right solution for your resurfacing project

There is probably a contractor in your area who has the experience, tools, and professionalism needed to exceed your expectations in terms of deck resurfacing — but finding this contractor may take a little digging. Be meticulous in searching for reputable, well-reviewed contractors who communicate well and offer written guarantees of their work. The more effort you put into finding the right contractor, the better your chances of achieving a result that absolutely exceeds your expectations as a homeowner.

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.”