What is a Deconstruction Donation Appraisal?

House Deconstruction

A deconstruction donation appraisal is the appraisal of building materials salvaged from a deconstructed structure. This type of appraisal is typically utilized when the owner of the structure chooses to donate the building materials to a qualified non-profit and the total value of the materials exceeds $5,000.

Why an Appraisal?

Is it time to remodel or are you building a new home? Have you considered deconstruction rather than demolishing? If you choose deconstruction the materials from your home may be donated to a non profit recycling company instead of ending up in a landfill. You would be eligible for a tax deduction to help offset the costs of deconstruction. You end up with a tax donation and help green the earth at the same time.

More than 10 tons of debris comes out of the average home. By diverting that debris to recycling and salvaging reusable building materials, up to 85% of debris could avoid being put in landfills. Which not only saves the planet, but gives you a tax donation as well!
With such a high demand for environmentally friendly projects, recycling and deconstruction is a great way to make a brighter future for our children.

The decisions we make today affect our kids tomorrow

The items donated are tax deductible however if the value of the materials exceeds $5000 per item or similar group of items they must be appraised by an IRS qualified appraiser. To receive the tax benefit, you must submit a donation receipt along with a completed IRS form 8283 and a copy of the qualified appraisal.


If you believe your single item or group of similar items donation of building materials value is under $5000 and would like help with the valuation of those materials, please let us know.

Why choose us?

We’re environmentally friendly

Don’t let your materials go to waste. Let us appraise your project and donate your items. It’s tax-deductible, clean, and earth-friendly.


We have great reviews

“He was top notch – prompt communication, thorough in his appraisal and the actual appraisal matched the estimated value. I’d hire him again!” – Stew L.
“Dave’s a great guy. He knows what he’s doing and has a great attitude. I’d definitely hire him.” – Anthony V.

We can manage everything

Let us help assist with your project. We have top-notch connections and can provide all the services for your deconstruction needs. Check out our “Deconstruction Management” page.


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