Should You Opt for Professional Deck Restoration?

Should You Opt for Professional Deck Restoration?

Feb 12, 2024 | Blog, Deck Ideas, Helpful Tips, News

A deck can significantly enhance the appeal and value of your home, provided it’s well-maintained and in prime condition. Unfortunately, over time, even the best-kept decks can show signs of wear, such as splintering or cracking, detracting from your home’s charm and potentially causing harm. The good news is, with deck restoration, there’s a chance to breathe new life into an ageing deck, making it look as splendid as it did when it was new. However, this task might not be as straightforward as it appears, raising the question: should you attempt deck restoration on your own, or is it better to hire professionals like us at DeckSeal?

At DeckSeal, we understand the intricacies involved in deck restoration and believe that, in many cases, enlisting the expertise of professionals is the prudent choice. Here’s why:

Assessing the Need for Restoration

Deck degradation is inevitable, especially if you are not maintaining yearly. And opting for restoration over replacement can be a cost-effective decision. Restoration involves the application of specialised equipment most of the time, which the everyday household may not have available to them. While deck restoration can prolong your deck’s lifespan, they might not be suitable for everyone, especially those who have neglected their deck for a long period.

When Restoration Might Not Suffice

It’s essential to recognise situations where restoration may not be advisable. Issues like mould growth or underlying rot cannot be resolved with a simple coat of restoration product. In such cases, replacement, rather than restoration, might be necessary. Professionals can help identify these issues early on, saving you from wasted effort and expenses.

DIY vs. Professional Restoration: Making the Right Choice

While the DIY route might seem appealing from a cost-saving perspective, it’s essential to consider the broader picture. The lack of proper tools, potential for mistakes, and the time commitment required can all diminish the perceived savings of a DIY job. Professionals, on the other hand, are equipped with the necessary tools and experience to complete the job efficiently and effectively, often leading to better outcomes and real cost savings when considering the potential for errors and redo’s in DIY projects.

Time, Effort, and Quality

Restoring a deck is not a trivial task. It involves extensive preparation, application of multiple product layers, and drying times. For those without considerable experience or time, this process can be daunting and time-consuming. Professional services like DeckSeal not only expedite the process but also ensure a high-quality finish, allowing you to enjoy a beautifully restored deck without sacrificing your time and peace of mind.


While the DIY approach to deck restoration might be tempting, the complexities and potential pitfalls of the process make professional restoration a wise choice for many homeowners. At DeckSeal, we’re committed to providing professional deck restoration services across Australia, ensuring your deck is not only safe but also a stunning addition to your home. Trusting professionals with your deck restoration means enjoying the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space without the hassle and uncertainty of going it alone.

We are proud to offer you the professional expertise of our passionate team of professionals, who can provide you with deck services from sanding and cleaning, to staining, oiling, and painting.

If you are interested in deck restoration you can give us a call at 1800 332 525, or fill out our online contact form and we will take care of you!

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