Common Reusable Materials that Are Lost During Demolition

Pile of bricks

When deconstructing your home, you may be tempted to do away with the old materials and start fresh. However, many materials in your home can be salvaged and used in your new home. Even if you’re not interested in your old materials, someone else might be. Here are a few common reusable materials that can be salvaged during deconstruction:

Bricks and stone

If you have bricks and stones in your chimney, landscape, or walls, you’ll be pleased to know that they can be saved. Rescuing bricks and stone from your old home can save you a lot of money on new materials for a future building project. Salvaged bricks and stones can also serve as a nostalgic memento of your old home.

Windows and doors

If you’ve bought door or window replacements in the past few years, don’t worry—those can be salvaged too. If you don’t think they have a place in your new home, you can always sell or recycle them.


Tile, natural stone, hardwood, and virtually any other kind of flooring can be salvaged during the deconstruction process. Salvaging flooring can reduce mining or logging efforts, much to the benefit of the environment.

Light fixtures

Before you give start deconstructing your home, make sure that all of your light fixtures are removed. Taking out your light fixtures and installing them in your new home is just another way to reduce the total cost of construction.


New cabinets are almost always expensive. In fact, new cabinets can account for up to 50% of the total cost of a kitchen remodel. In order to take a significant chunk out of your new kitchen costs, you should have a professional deconstruction team gently remove your old cabinets.

If you’d like to reuse the materials from your old home, contact Silverback Hauling & Demolition of San Diego. We’ve been in the deconstruction business for over 10 years, and our team has the skill to dismantle your home’s materials and safely haul them away. Call us today at (619) 618-0676 to learn more about our demolition and hauling services.

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