Reconstruction is one of the common things that takes place in many homes. One of the areas that need to be refinished when you are selling or renting your house is the bathtub. The bathroom is one of the critical areas that the potential buyers will look at first before buying or renting your home. Resurfacing a bathtub is a greater option for many people than buying a new one because it is much cheaper. Let us look at some of the advantages of bathtub resurfacing;
Resurfacing the bathtub is not as complicated as replacing it with a new one. When replacing a new bathtub, you may spend a lot of money and end up replacing everything if you are not careful. For instance, if the new tub has different dimensions than the one being replaced you may be required to do extra work to either fill up or patch up space. Replacing a new tub is therefore complicated and pricey. However, by resurfacing it, you will save a lot of money.
The cost of resurfacing a bathtub is much lower than the cost of replacing. If you do not have a background in building and construction, you will have to hire a contractor when replacing the tub. Other than the cost that you will have to pay for the contractor, you will also have to incur an extra cost in disposing of the older tub. Since most of the local government pickups rarely take up stuff like bathtubs when collecting litter, you will have to take it to the landfill companies by yourself. You may also be required to have a permit which will make you spend extra cash. Most of the states require permits whenever a construction or a remodeling is being done. Refinishing your bathtub will save you lots of cash since you do not need to go through all these processes.
It will take you a shorter timeframe to refinish your bathtub than replacing it. Since replacing an older tub is complicated you will need at least a fortnight to replace it and start using it. This may create a lot of conveniences in your home especially if it you have no other alternatives since the bathtubs are usually used on a daily basis. Refinishing, on the other hand, is not complicated. You will only need less than 24 hours to refinish the bathtub and begin using it.