Whatever the reason for demolishing your home, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that it’s an expensive endeavour. Between the act itself, the clean up and the disposal, the cost is nothing to scoff at. Fortunately there are plenty of ways to save money when demolishing your home. Read on to learn 5 easy and often overlooked ways to protect your wallet while your home gets destroyed.
1. Yard Sale!
The key to saving cash when tearing down your home is to be resourceful. You need to know how to use what’s around you, and in this case, it’s your neighbours. A yard sale is a great way to make some quick cash by selling off anything you don’t need, where you can easily make hundreds (and maybe even thousands) of dollars. “You will be able to reach buyers that aren’t as computer savvy and have ready cash in hand. Our yard sale made us another $800 to add to our savings,” according to an ehow.com author. Remember, you’re going to need as much extra funding as you can get. Anyone who’s done work on their house knows how quickly costs can accumulate.
2. Sell Off Materials
A good next step after a yard sale is to start selling your home construction materials. If you place an ad online to websites like craigslist or kijiji, you will find people willing to buy anything. Whether it’s tiling, paneling, doors, windows or carpeting, there is someone out there working on their own project who’s willing to take it off your hands. The more you can sell off now, the less you’ll have to throw away later.
Depending on where your home is, you may be required to recycle a certain percentage of its weight. Look at the recyclers close by and find which one will give you the best deal for the amount you’ll be bringing in. This can be costly, but if you check out all your options as opposed to just going with the closest or first find, you’ll manage to save a bit and every bit counts!
4. Salvage, Salvage, Salvage
You may not realize it but a lot of the innards of your home can make you some decent cash and net a nice return. Salvage yards will take any copper piping and any wiring in the home, as long as it’s sorted.
5. Hire a Professional
When you’re left with nothing but wood and concrete in the shell of your house, it’s going to cost you to recycle. That is unless you decide to hire a grader. These guys can get the job done quickly and will save you a massive amount of time and effort. Call a bin rental company and arrange for a bin to be dropped off. This will save you the pain and cost of hauling it yourself, and any professionals you have working will appreciate it!
Do You Need an Affordable Demolition Company?
One of the biggest ways to save money on a home demolition is to hire a reputable company that is also affordable! Demolition is a serious business, and it needs to be done properly, which is why you need to find a company that has experience. But how do you find one with competitive rates to boot? For over 40 years, Como Disposal has provided quality demolition services for residential and commercial properties in the Greater Toronto Area. We ensure that the job is done according to plan, while following safe practices and providing an affordable rate. Learn more about our demolition services, and visit our website to get an estimate, so you can get the job done right, and on budget! Or call us at (416) 459-2516, we're here to help!