One of the casualties of the collapse of the housing market has been the destruction of thousands of homes. With two million homes vacant at the present time, many more can be expected to be torn down beyond the 200,000 that are torn down in a typical year. These produce architectural salvage. Almost half of the 127 tons of construction debris when a two-thousand-square foot house is demolished can be salvaged and reused, and there’s a ready market for what’s obtained through salvage operations.
The advantages for people who buy architectural salvage are cost savings and being able to buy items and materials with histories.
Architectural salvage businesses can be specialized in a number of ways. For example, you can salvage particular materials, such as bricks, wood, or glass. You can specialize in specific building portions of a building, such as cabinets, doors, windows, molding, etc.
Does a livelihood with a growing need, requires no special licensing, has low start-up costs, low overhead, and flexible hours appeal to you?
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