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7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding to Repair or Replace

Whether it be structural or cosmetic, the things we own tend to get damaged over time. It might be a chip in your kitchen countertop, a scratch on your office floor, or a rip in your car's front seat. Whatever it is, it's bound to happen, and when it does, you've got to make the decision to repair the damage, or replace the entire thing.

So, ask yourself these questions the next time you find yourself making that decision!

1. What is your budget?

A complete replacement can be a very expensive project, especially when it’s often unnecessary. Minor damage, like scratches, chips, cracks, etc are repairable. You shouldn’t have to replace your entire hardwood floor because of a couple of scratches. With our restoration services, the damage can be fixed in as little as a day, for a fraction of the price.

So next time you’re wanting to renovate your bathroom or kitchen, don’t let the cost scare you. You’ve got options! We can save that slightly damaged countertop or bathtub, leaving you more room in your budget.

2. Is the item irreplaceable?

The styles, patterns and trends in design and décor are constantly changing, making replacing items, like specialty tiles and furniture, almost impossible. It’s the same issue you run into with flooring retails. The design you bought isn’t available two years later when the damage occurs. Not only that, but some items are keepsakes. These items hold sentimental value, making them impossible to replace for an entirely different reason.

Whatever the case may be, a restoration allows you to extend the life of your possessions, without breaking the bank.

3. What is your time frame?

Renovation projects can be very time consuming, so much so, that they can really disrupt your life. Whether it’s a DIY or you hire professionals, these projects just take time. That could mean being without a kitchen for days, or having to stay at a hotel while construction is completed. If you’re tackling the project on your own, and you can’t take time off work, you’ll find yourself working on your renovation in the evening and the project will take even longer.

Our repairs are finished in a less than a day with mobile technicians that come to you when and where you need them. Plus, we keep our workspace small, allowing most clients to continue with their day while we finish the repair.

4. Can it be restored to its original integrity?

At times, the damage is much deeper than the surface, and is irreparable. This often happens when small damage is left unrepaired, allowing it to deteriorate over time. In these situations, replacing the item might be your only option unfortunately. To be sure, talking to a professional that can help you determine what your options are.

Our consultations are free*! Give us a call to come assess to damage to see if a repair is possible.

5. Can it be refurbished or renewed?

More often than not, your possessions get worn before they lose their usability, like a leather couch that has a few discoloured spots, or a countertop that’s lost its shine. This leads to tonnes (literally) of unnecessary waste hitting our landfills and the problem is we think it’s our only option, but what if it wasn’t. At New Creations Manitoba East, we can bring new life to every surface in your home, office or vehicle, saving you time, money, and a trip to the dump.

6. How large is the damage?

The size of the damage can make all the difference. If the damage is small, replacing the entire item is not the best option. It will take an unnecessary amount of time and money. On the contrary, if the damage is too large, it can affect the integrity of the item. If this is the case, more extensive repairs or a replacement will be your only option.

Don’t sweat the small stuff, let us do that.

7. Is there any deterioration that can’t be repaired?

When some damage is left alone it deteriorates the item over time. A crack in your siding allows water to reach the vulnerable materials underneath. Over time, this can lead to a deterioration of the frame of your house. This is why repairing damage as soon as you see it is important.

If the deterioration is too far, a replacement will be your only option.

If you still find you're not sure what your next step should be GET IN TOUCH, we'd love to help you out in any way we can.


*within a 50km radius around Winnipeg. For customers outside that radius, we will determine if the damage is repairable through photos and video calls before scheduling the repair.

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