When you are in the beginning stages of preparing to build a new home or commercial development, one of the first decisions you have to make is determining which method is best to rid the area of any previous structures. While there may be a few options available to you, this guide will help you learn more about why deconstruction services in Maryland are right for your next project, and how the appraisal process will play an important role.
Deconstruction for a new home
Choosing to deconstruct an old home allows for unique opportunities to reuse many of the fixtures and appliances in your new home. Building a brand-new home from the ground up is a large financial undertaking, and reducing costs in any way—such as by reusing items from your old home, for example—will go a long way in reducing costs and keeping your project affordable and on budget.
If you are someone who is always looking for ways to do your part to help the environment, opting for deconstruction as opposed to a complete demolition will allow you to do just that. Even if you don’t need any of the salvageable materials yourself, when a home is deconstructed, many of the items can be recycled and used in other ways, and the amount of waste that would ultimately end up in a local landfill will be greatly reduced.
Non-structural deconstruction, also known as soft stripping, is particularly useful when you do not need to tear down an old house, but instead are planning a large-scale remodel to upgrade it. As you won’t want the structural integrity of your home disturbed, the care used during the deconstruction process is a perfect match when only a few sections of your home need to be safely dismantled to make way for a new upgrade or renovation.
While deconstruction typically takes longer than demolition due to the precision and thoughtfulness of the process, executing a demolition in an area where you plan to build a home in the future could add more time to your project than you might think. When the demolition process has been completed, everything on the lot will have to be transported for disposal. When a home is deconstructed, however, the aftermath will not at all resemble that of a demolished lot, and when the coordination of all the salvageable items being repurposed or donated has already taken place, the entire process will go smoothly and keep your project on schedule.
One of the most significant benefits of deconstruction services in Maryland is the tax benefit that you will be eligible to receive for all of your donated items. However, in order to receive this benefit, an appraisal will be needed to determine the fair market value of the items, and that is what our team at Jane Campbell-Chambliss & Associates, LLC does best. With over 35 years of combined experience, you can rely on our qualified and licensed appraisers to assess the value of your donations to complete an accurate report that can be submitted to the IRS. To learn more about the importance of appraisals to the deconstruction process, give us a call to schedule your appointment.