Rapid coverup services might promise to fix something in your home quickly, but they could actually do more harm than good. For instance, if you have a tub or tub/shower with tile above it that is falling off, someone might recommend upgrading or up-fitting the bathroom to make it look like new again. But one of the things you have to be very careful about is if water has gone behind the tile or into the wood to cause rotting. The actual structure and walls may be compromised. If you just cover the issue up, it will be really hard to get to the underlying area that needs to be fixed.
Another thing to consider is whenever you put some type of cover on existing walls, it can actually make the tub get smaller. Even though the covering layer might not be very thick, it really does shrink the space once all the walls are put in. The bathroom might already be tight enough as it is, and you wouldn’t want to do anything to make the space feel more confined.
Some services are also more customized because they take measurements and order items from a factory. It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to obtain the kits and be ready to install them in the home. Additionally, if any of those custom items were incorrectly sized or cut, it can take even longer to get the correct item.
I highly recommend that you remain very cautious about using a coverup solution. Your other option would be to completely remove the item, check the integrity of all the underlying structure, and not lose any valuable space. We often find that there isn’t even much of a cost or time difference in terms of removing the item completely.
There might be a situation where coverup would be appropriate, but I think there are more providers out there because coverup is easier than removal. It does require a higher skill level to do a complete removal instead of covering up what’s already there.
If you’re exploring a tub coverup service, it might be a good idea to reach out to the team at Wisler Plumbing first to see if there might be other options that would be more beneficial in the long run. or give us a call at 540-483-9382.