Leslie Suh Appraisals, LLC
- DECONSTRUCTION, REUSE & RECYCLING
Specializing in Deconstruction Appraisals
Deconstruction is becoming the popular ''green'' alternative to traditional demolition. Instead of filling our landfills with reusable materials, these materials are carefully removed from a structure so they can be reused.
By donating these reusable materials to a qualified charity, homeowners may be able to claim a tax deduction. In most cases, the tax benefit will pay for any additional costs associated with deconstruction and offsets the cost of demolition, thus allowing you to add more money to your construction budget.
Prospective donors should always consult their tax professional to see how they can benefit.
In addition to the ''green'' aspect and the financial benefits of deconstruction, there are other reasons deconstruction is the better alternative to demolition.
Deconstruction employs many more workers than demolition, creating skilled ''green'' jobs.
By putting the reusable materials back into circulation, you are providing materials needed at a reduced cost.
Building Departments have strict diversion requirements - measures put in place to keep materials out of our landfills. Recycling helps meet these requirements, but the requirements continue to become more strict and reuse enables the homeowner or contractor to satisfy the requirements.