When you own an outdoor entertainment area, like a deck, you want to protect it from all the elements. You want your deck to last for many years and look great. To keep your deck looking great and lasting through all the seasons of the year, you need to know how deck refinishing and staining works. You can hire a company to stain or refinish your deck, but this is also a project you can do yourself. It just depends on how handy you are and whether you have any experience with this type of job. Most will find that hiring a professional company to help protect their investment will give them the best results. How to Choose a Professional Company for Your Deck Staining Needs We all want to enjoy the spring and summer months on our deck with family and friends, but grey wood, mold and dirt can get in the way. Of course, if you hire a professional company to clean, stain or completely refinish your deck you will be ready to entertain and have fun all summer long. This is the time of year to take care of your deck and make sure it's ready for fun. Choosing a professional company for your needs isn't always easy. Here are a few quick tips to help you pick the right company for all your deck staining and refinishing needs. 1. Look for a Portfolio The best proof a company can provide you, comes in the form of a portfolio. This might be pictures of past projects on their website or it could be a physical album they can show you. Ask the company if they have a portfolio including past deck refinishing and deck staining jobs you can look at if they don't already feature one on their website. 2. Customer Testimonials Occasionally, all the best companies receive letters praising their work. Most companies love to show these off on their website, in their office or included within their portfolio. You want to find a company with great testimonials from past customers and you should always ask if they have any they can share with you. 3. Online Reviews Since the internet allows customers to review different companies, you may be able to find actual reviews online about the work they do. Not all companies will be features online, but it is always good to check and see if the deck refinishing company you are considering has been reviewed online. If so, you will get a sense of whether other deck owners like their work or not. Always compare a couple of companies before you choose the right one for your project. Your deck is very important and you want a licensed company to take care of your staining or refinishing needs. This will help to ensure you get to enjoy your deck all summer long and for many years to come. DOWD RESTORATION is a trusted and knowledgeable contractor in the Denver area. If you have questions about your deck refinishing project, Give us a call – 303-522-8730.