Costs vs benefits of complying with the green regulations in Boulder


The example below is meant to serve as a comparison between deconstruction and demolition. 

This hypothetical uses a 3000 square foot, one-car garage, framed house with partial brick wainscot, double-pane wood windows, hardwood flooring and carpet, and 15 year-old cabinets.  The home was a two story home in Boulder. 

Removal of foundation and on-grade concrete is not included in either estimate.

As illustrated by this example, the Homeowner pays more up-front for deconstruction, but after realizing the tax savings, comes out ahead.

Action       Shiva Deconstruction   Traditional Demo
Lowering of home      $        31,450      $      11,500
Dump fees      $          4,420      $        5,420
Hauling        $             845      $           450
Appraisal Costs      $          3,000      $             -  
Total out-of-pocket costs    $         39,715      $      17,370
Appraised Donation Value    $      118,650      $             -  
Tax Savings      $        33,222      $             -  
Real Cost (after Tax Deduction)  $           6,493      $       17,370

 

Contact Shiva Deconstruction for a free analysis on how much YOU can save using deconstruction techniques.