Remodeling Your Home? Use Recycled Construction Materials

There is nothing more exciting than revamping your space. It can feel like a fresh start that completely changes your mood and relieves stress. Who doesn’t love picking out all of the little details to suit your personality and make a statement?

When you are planning your fresh start, why not give recycled construction materials a second chance? There are many benefits to using recycled construction materials that you may not have thought of yet.

Saving the Planet Starts With You

Perhaps the most obvious benefit to using recyclable materials is the environmental impact of those recycled materials, or the lack thereof.

Typical construction and demolition materials account for an incredible amount of the refuse that is currently cluttering landfills across the world. When you decide to use recycled construction materials you’re helping to:

  • Reduce waste
  • Declutter garbage dumps
  • Give new life to perfectly useful materials

Deconstruction vs. Demolition

What do you do with a building when it is potentially unsafe and unusable  anymore? Knock it down of course. For years, this demolition solution has gone uncontested. Now, however, some companies are choosing to “deconstruct” a building as opposed to demolishing it. The result of deconstruction is less debris, less mess, and a pile of perfectly usable construction and building materials.

Recycled Construction Materials Are High Quality

When properly removed from a building, reclaimed materials are often still in great condition. Even outward signs of wear may not indicate actual decomposition and these materials can be used in less visible locations in your home.

Perhaps even less obvious, some of the materials used in old homes and buildings are truly one-of-a-kind. Antique fixtures, uniquely crafted moldings, hand-carved wood, and so much more can be found among reclaimed building materials.

Recycled Construction Materials Have a Low Cost

Anyone who’s about to undergo a home remodel knows that cutting costs is a constant consideration. That’s why recyclable building materials are a great idea. More often than not, recycled materials are much cheaper than the alternative, meaning you can put your money into the visual flourishes, not the basic construction materials.

General Kinematics Helps You Take Advantage of Recycled Construction Materials

Avoiding the use of recyclable materials has created a cause for concern  in which more than 400 million tons of construction and demolition materials have ended up destined for landfills. We are proud to say that efforts from General Kinematics have helped to divert more than 1,000,000 tons of C&D waste materials from landfills last year alone.  

When it comes down to it, there is really little downfall to using recyclable materials for your home remodel. You can have it all – you can save money, there’s no need to sacrifice quality, and you can help the planet.

To learn more about recycled building materials or the GK equipment that helps to sort and organize these materials, contact us below.

9 Responses to “Remodeling Your Home? Use Recycled Construction Materials”

  1. Access Doors and Panels

    This is amazing! Thank you very much for giving me a detailed article. This will be a great help when I discuss with the local contractor here.

  2. Kitchen Remodel Denve

    Absolutely! Home renovation and demolition projects can produce significant waste much of which can be recycled, but is not. Recycling and reusing building materials can keep debris out of landfills and can potentially be a frugal decision as well.

  3. Concrete Contractors Fort Collins

    Absolutely! All materials that come from a building site for reuse are recycled building materials. This include, wood, brick, insulation, plastics, glass, building blocks, wall coverings, and so on. Simply put, it’s anything that can be reused is recycled.

  4. Concrete Contractors Colorado Springs Co

    Absolutely! Removal of an old roof and installation of a new roof can generate a lot of waste. Some of that waste, like the sheathing, cannot be re used, although some types of paper-based sheathing can be recycled if taken to an appropriate facility.

  5. Ella Starr

    How helpful taht you talk about how recycled building materials are cheaper. I am building my dream home this summer. I will find a great recycled building materials service in the area.

  6. Tree Removal Thornton

    While the increasing rate of urbanisation is a critical concern for socio-environmental reasons, this also leads to more extraction of natural raw materials and the generation of significant quantities of construction and demolition waste.

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