If you are building a home, remodeling an existing home or renovating an older home for investment purposes, you should know where to get discount contractor supplies – because, assuming you are doing your own work, that will be your largest expense.
Some of your discount hardware supply needs are long-term, durable items such as tools. However, these may not be the best things to “skimp” on; if you buy cheap, poorly-manufactured tools, you’ll be replacing them every six months – which will effectively cancer out any discount hardware supply savings you might have initially enjoyed.
Where The Savings Are
Some of the discount home supply deals you need to look for include:
o fasteners (nails, nuts and bolts, screws, etc.)
o electrical supplies (wire, junction boxes, fuses, fixtures, etc.)
o plumbing supplies (pipe, joint compound, plumbing fixtures, etc.)
There are several ways to get these discount contractor supplies at a substantially lower cost – if you know where to look.
Internet Discount Home Supply Sources
The World Wide Web should seem an obvious source for discount contractor supply pricing, but it bears mentioning. Many web-based outlets offer low prices on many items that builders and renovators use on a regular basis.
When going through a discount contractor supply website, it’s best to either:
o go through a firm with a local brick-and-mortar location, or
o join a website that offers discounts for members through major outlets.
These are two excellent ways to get discount contractor supplies at low prices.
Other Discount Home Supply Sources
Most cities have discount home supply outlets that carry name brand tools and hardware at prices that are much lower than you would find at a large chain store (many of these discount contractor supplies are overstocks from these same chains).
Another type of discount home supply business that is popping up in communities across the country is one that deals in recycled materials that are salvaged from demolition sites, such as the Rebuilding Center in Portland, Oregon. Virtually all of these materials have been inspected and are in usable condition. When you go this route, you’re not only doing something good for the environment, you are usually doing something good for the community as well – since most such businesses provide jobs and resources to disadvantaged persons and neighborhoods.