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Deconstruction Or Demolition?
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Deconstruction Or Demolition?

If you're not finding existing homes that you like, have you started looking at older homes with the idea to replace the structure and build new? We can help you find that perfect lot for your new home. And, as you consider what will happen to any buildings on this lot, you may want to get estimates for "deconstruction" over "demolition." Deconstruction takes apart the home and donates or reuses the pieces. Demolition takes down the house, with all of the debris most often ending up in a landfill. Why choose deconstruction?

Tax benefits. When you take apart the home piece by piece, all reusable pieces that are donated to a qualified 501(c)3 charity can be claimed by property owners on their taxes.

Environmental impact. A bulldozed house creates a mountain, literally, of trash that goes into a landfill. When a house is disassembled and the items reused, much of that mountain of trash doesn't head to a landfill.

Salvage. You might also find elements of the home (unique wood panels, vintage hardware, rustic doors, etc.) that you would like to incorporate into your new home to give it some instant character.

Avoid heavy equipment. Since most of the deconstruction of a house is done by hand, heavy and loud equipment is very rarely used on a property. Bricks, framing lumber, siding, deck materials and roofing materials are all items that can be taken off a home and packaged for reuse.

If you are interested in going that route, consult a deconstruction company before proceeding with disassembly of the house. Various experts will need to be involved to value components, document items for tax purposes and disassemble items so that they can be reused successfully.

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