What are the steps of Recyclean's deconstruction process?
1. Site Visit --
Recyclean will visit your home and take pictures to gather information.
2. Deconstruction Bid --
Recyclean will provide a preliminary donation value based on past experience along with a proposal for deconstruction.
3. Tax Donation --
Recyclean will donate all salvageable materials to a non profit 501(c)(3) organization qualifying the owner for a personal tax deduction.
4. Filing your donation --
Upon completion of the deconstruction, a third party appraiser will provide an appraisal report with a final donation value, a signed tax form 8283, and an itemized list of donated materials in order to track the donation and receive a return. No additional paperwork is needed by the homeowner.
Please contact Recyclean for question about your deconstruction needs!
or call 847-284-3183
Read more about Deconstruction below!
From the Wall Street Journal (December 2012)...
"Deconstruction is a growing trend, as more homeowners try to avoid the wrecking ball when they remodel or tear down and instead find a way to reuse everything from doors to windows to light switches.
Spurring the movement is growing awareness of "green" building, as well as more laws restricting the dumping of building materials into landfills. It doesn't hurt that there's typically a big fat tax break attached either."
from the Daily Herald (August 2013) ...
The benefits of deconstruction are twofold: First, it's environmentally friendly, and second, it can be cost-effective.
While there are big environmental benefits to deconstruction, homeowners typically can count on a timely and cost-effective process, too.
So, what happens to your old kitchen sink and your discarded cabinets once they've been removed? "If [homeowners] choose deconstruction over demolition, then all the reusable materials can be donated on the client's behalf, so the homeowner will benefit from the donation and get a tax-deductible receipt," Lovett says. Items will be resold or donated to charity.
It's a big bonus for those who are searching for ways to offset renovation costs, Rubinstein says."
from the website www.lifeofanarchitect.com (November 2013) ...
To compare the difference between demolition versus deconstruction is pretty simple:
Demolition = shut down/ disconnect utilities, smash everything down, haul off to the dump
Deconstruction = Tcrews carefully deconstruct the building to salvage as many of the reusable materials as possible, diverting them from local landfills. Salvaged items typically include doors, windows, cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, framing lumber, roofing materials, and flooring.
So what are the advantages to deconstruction? For most people, it starts and ends with the bottom line – the $$$. On average, the cost to demolish a house is about 1/2 as much as it is to deconstruction a house (i.e. $15,000 for demolition vs. $30,000 for deconstruction.) Let me guess what you’re thinking – “why would I pay twice as much to deconstruct my house rather than just demolish it?!?”
Two words – Tax. Deduction.
from the American Way (American Airlines) magazine...
“People don’t believe it until they see it,” Cooper says, noting his crews typically can unbuild a home in eight to 10 days. The process is systematic and surgical, starting from the top and working down. Workers use de-nailing guns to remove nails from lumber; concrete foundation blocks get crushed and used for road base; asphalt shingles are melted and used for road slurry; and unusable lumber is ground up for mulch.