Buyer Beware: Why Replacing Your Old Bathtub Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

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fiberglass tub repairWhen it comes to bathroom renovation, there are a plethora of online do-it-yourself (DIY) videos in addition to a whole slew of reality home improvement shows. While many of these tutorials can be extremely helpful in terms of finding inspiration and learning how to do minor home repairs, some jobs are just better left up to the professionals, such as total bathtub replacement.

Replacing a bathtub may not seem like a big deal at first thought. After all, the cost of an average, new bathtub is $300 or less. However, this cost does not include the time and labor fees of the contracting team, nor does it include disposal or landfill fees. These costs alone quickly drive up the cost of what was thought to be a simple swap. In fact, it’s quite common for bathtub installers to run into electrical or plumbing issues when attempting to remove a bathtub, especially in older houses that may still have outdated systems.

If only there was a way to get the look of a new tub without having to go through the hassle of replacing it. There is! You get your car fixed when it’s broken, so why not repair your bathtub? Fiberglass tub repair allows you to achieve the same look and feel as a new bathtub without all the expense.

Over time, the surface of your bathtub can become worn, chipped, scratched, stained, and discolored from use. However, fiberglass tub repair, also commonly referred to as bathtub refinishing, involves refreshing the surface of a worn, damaged bathtub to a like-new condition by filling in dents and scratches and applying a durable top coat.

Aside from being far less expensive than purchasing and installing a brand new bathtub, refinished bathtubs are easier to clean and maintain. You can also choose a top coat color of your choice, making sticking to a design theme much easier.