Should I Resurface My Deck This Summer? -

There’s nothing better than spending time outside with friends and family during the summer. And for many, there’s no better place to enjoy the outdoors than the comfort of an outdoor deck. In fact, building a deck is one of the most common summer projects for American homeowners – for good reason.

With time, though, even the highest quality decks will begin to wear out. Wood becomes discolored, warped and weakened. Joints and connection become loose, and the underside of the deck may have problems with moisture and rot.

The good news is that tearing the deck down and building a new one isn’t the only way to rectify the situation. In many cases, deck resurfacing can bring your outdoor deck back to like-new condition at a fraction of the total cost — and if you find a good deck resurfacing company, it can also be done quickly and efficiently.

What is resurfacing?

Essentially, deck resurfacing is exactly what it sounds like. After a careful process of cleaning and preparation, the existing surface of the deck (including the flooring, steps, and handrails/guardrails) is removed using special tools and techniques. Fresh materials (whether natural wood or composite) are then installed, leaving the deck with a durable new surface that can last a long time.

Does it work in every case?

The short answer is no — deck resurfacing isn’t always an option. If you think your deck might be a good candidate for resurfacing, the first order of business is to have it professionally checked and assessed by a qualified specialist. The most important thing is that the underlying structure of the deck remains strong and viable. Only when this is the case does resurfacing become a practical and safe option. The results can truly be surprising. Many homeowners feel like they have a brand new deck to enjoy — yet the time and money spent is much less.

Summer and deck resurfacing

Depending on where you live, summer can be the perfect time for a deck resurfacing project. The warm and dry conditions allow the entire process to run more smoothly and efficiently, from the initial assessment of the deck to the final resurfaced result.

But the main reason why so many people give the green light to deck resurfacing during summer months is of course the enjoyment of the season itself. A resurfaced deck can suddenly be a place where the family actually wants to spend time, whether it’s cooking, entertaining, exercising (outdoor decks are great for yoga and Pilates), or just relaxing with a book or movie.

Choosing the right professional for the job

Deck resurfacing is not a particular complicated process, but there are some important decisions to be made. A good contractor work with you to make your ideas a reality, and give you reliable advice on what materials and design elements would work best in your particular case. Most importantly, the safety and durability of your deck will depend on the professionalism of the contractor you hire — so choose wisely!

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.”