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Restorations Vs. Replacements: 5 Reasons to Get Damaged Items Repaired

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by Thomas Nyte

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02.18.2021

“To repair or not to repair?”

Jokes aside, it’s an extremely common question, asked daily by homeowners and business owners alike when something breaks. Couples and families argue regularly over whether something damaged “isn’t too bad”, or whether they should just buy a new one. In business, where time often equals money, it may seem more immediately feasible to replace the damaged item than to take the time to have it professionally restored

Nowadays, it’s sadly true that some things are simply not built durably. As such, the “repair vs replace” debate is one that’s impossible to avoid. When something in your home or business is damaged, restoring it doesn’t always seem like the right way to go. It might seem too time consuming, too costly, or too difficult – especially if several different things need repairs at once!

In most cases, however, the repairs that New Creations offers can be done quickly and easily. So before you look into buying a new couch, bathtub, or dresser, take a look at a few reasons that you should consider restoring what you already have:

1) Restorations are less expensive

Regarding cosmetic-type repairs, restorations are very rarely more expensive than replacements! When it comes time to repair the seats or exterior of a car, the cushions of a leather sofa, or the basin of a sink, for example, the cost of hiring one of our technicians is likely to help you save some money. In fact, in many cases, our repairs cost less than 10% of the cost of replacement.

2) Restorations are better for the environment

Imagine there’s a crack in your bathtub. It’s minor, but if it grows any longer, it’s likely to become a big problem! You might be tempted to tear it out entirely and get rid of it, but disposing of something as large as a bathtub might incur significant costs and negatively affect your environmental footprint. Remember, you are not only disposing of the item itself — you’re disposing of everything attached to it, which in this case includes drywall, tile, grout, and more.

3) Believe it or not, restorations are usually quicker!

Everyone is busy nowadays, and it’s hard to fit everything into your schedule! Buying new furniture to replace damaged dressers, tables, sofas, and couches is not only expensive, but takes a lot of time. However, depending on the extent of the damage, our mobile technicians can come to you when you’re free and complete work quickly and quietly.

4) Restorations are less work (for you)

Let us take some work off your hands! Instead of juggling everything going on in your life while also trying to selectively replace the siding of your home or the hardwood boards in your floor (for example), you can call the New Creations branch nearest you and we’ll get you the help you need ASAP. You can also save yourself potentially backbreaking physical work from having to carry heavy items in and out of the house and up and down stairs.

5) Our restoration teams can restore many, many different types of materials and furniture

Imagine you need a lot of things repaired. Perhaps you run a furniture store and need some minor work done to repair wood, leather, vinyl, and fabric. Perhaps you’re a new homeowner and you want to deodorize your new house while also repairing some flooring that got damaged in the move. Either way, New Creations tackles a broad variety of different materials, meaning that there’s no need for you to hire a whole slew of different contractors – we can do it all!

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The importance of repairing instead of replacing is the bedrock on which New Creations was founded in 1988. Born from a desire to reduce waste and promote the value of restorations, New Creations has since evolved into a national company and has drastically increased what materials we are capable of restoring.

If you have something that you’d like quickly and professionally restored, get in touch! We’d love to help you out.

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