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You might find the answer to your questions here. If not, you can always email us at info@blackdogsalvage.com.

What are your hours?

We are OPEN Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Noon to 5pm on Sundays.  We are open on most holidays except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day and close early (usually at 2pm) on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Where are you located?

902 13th Street SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 or click ‘HERE‘ for directions. Be sure when you enter our address in your GPS that you choose SW (South West)!

 

We are traveling ...

And need directions; click here for directions.

And wonder if you have room for our truck/truck-trailer combo/fifth wheel, etc. Sure we do! This Google overhead map should help you. We often have 18 wheel tractor-trailer deliveries, so there’s plenty of room. Parking is available (see map) on Midvale ave.

And need information on lodging and where to eat.

Can I bring my dog with me to shop?

Absolutely – we just ask that your dog is sociable and stays on lead. Sally is often onsite to greet customers. * note: if your male dog likes to ‘mark’, please do not bring him inside. We also ask that if you use a retractable lead, that you keep it at its shortest. There are just too many things to get wrapped around. Thanks!

What is something worth?

We are true believers in the saying ‘something is only worth what someone will pay for it’!  We do not offer appraisal services but have friends who do:

Do you take items on consignment?

Currently we do not.  If you have something you’d like to sell, please feel free to bring it by and we’ll be happy to make you an offer. If you live a distance from us, please send some good pictures, description(s) of the item(s) to salvage@blackdogsalvage.com.

Do you sandblast?

No, we do not offer this service but you can check with:
Twist and Turns, 625 W. Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016 (540) 985-9513

Do you strip or dip doors?

No, we do not offer this service but you can check with:
Creative Finishing, 330 Walnut Avenue Southeast, Roanoke, VA 24014 (540) 345-6813

Can I use antique door knobs on my modern door?

Yes, with a conversion kit and large enough door plate or rose to cover your cylinder lock opening.

We can order these for you – click here and look for 8891 and 8892 (privacy) – please call or write for more information.

Do you have a resource for fixing pocket doors?

We do! Stephen Thorp practices the lost art of maintenance and repair of pocket doors – find him at: www.fixpocketdoors.com

How old is Sally?

Sally was born on September 10, 2004.

How do you remove paint from hardware?

Boil to temp, transfer to cold (ice not required, we are looking for expansion and contraction to break bond of paint), brush or scrub with very light abrasive. Repeat as necessary. Polish if required.

Not all old hardware is solid brass – strippers will ruin plating.

Tip: Never do this with crystal / glass knobs!

Any advice for starting a salvage company?

Whew, get a big first-aid kit and a large bottle of pain relievers! This Google search may help you a bit.  It’s as simple as finding the building to salvage, getting the rights to remove the goodies and hauling them out. It’s also as complex as these articles suggest. You’ll need to network with others and let them know what you’re doing. You may find demolition permits being pulled and talk to the contractors that pulled them. Get friendly with realtors. You’ll need retail space to sell and a staff that knows what they are selling. In short, there are no magic bullets, unfortunately. Like any business you start, you’ll need time and money. Good luck and if you ever find a bigger salvage job than you’d like to handle, drop us an email here.