The 3 Most Common Questions about Deck Resurfacing

Deck resurfacing has emerged as one of the hottest home renovation trends out there. Why? Because it represents a strong value for the price point – this is what it basically comes down to. Tearing down your old deck and building a new one will require a comparatively large investment; resurfacing can give your deck a brand new “look and feel” at a fraction of the cost. It makes use of your existing deck’s underlying structure to deliver an unprecedented value.

But people still have a lot of question about deck resurfacing, and whether it’s the right approach for them. Here are three of the most common questions people ask when they learn about deck resurfacing.

1. How much does it cost?

Deck resurfacing is still relatively new, and not a lot of “average cost” data has been collected. In part, that’s because there are a lot of variables in deck resurfacing, such as the size and design of the existing deck (a sprawling, multi-tiered deck will cost more to resurface than a small, simple deck), and the deck material used (composite generally costs more than natural hardwood, although more exotic strains of hardwood can cost even more than composite).

In general, what we can say for sure is that deck resurfacing is significantly cheaper than building a new deck. That’s one of the main reasons why so many homeowners are going this route.

2. Is it really as sensible as building a new deck?

Homeowners want to make smart, savvy investments. These are real, hard earned dollars they’re putting into their homes, and they want to make every one of those dollars count. To that end, people want to know if deck resurfacing is really as sensible and smart as building a new deck. The answer, in a great many cases, is yes. That’s because the surface of the deck almost always wears out and ages faster than the underlying frame. The surface is also what people see – it’s part of your home’s presentation to the world. By making use of the underlying frame, and applying a brand new surface to that frame, homeowners can achieve a “brand new” look at a fraction of the price.

3. How long will it last?

But appearances aren’t everything. A resurfaced deck wouldn’t be worth much if it looked great for a year and then fell apart due to poor craftsmanship or a faulty underlying structure. That’s why it’s important to contact a reputable deck resurfacer who will give your deck an honest and thorough inspection. When done right, a resurfaced deck could extend the overall lifespan of your deck by ten years or more.

The bottom line on deck resurfacing

It really does matter who you hire to resurface your deck. There are a lot of contractors out there, but a highly experienced and skilled deck builder is far more likely to deliver an excellent value across the board, and ensure that you receive all the best benefits of a newly resurfaced outdoor deck.

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.”