Salvaged Materials

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Fact Sheet

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Generally, the cost of salvaged building materials is a fraction of the cost of new materials and the use of these materials can lend a character and uniqueness to a home that new materials are sometimes unable to provide. Additionally, the reuse of salvaged materials prevents them from ending up in a landfill.

This fact sheet discusses the types of materials one might find at a salvage venue, the benefits of using these materials, and what salvaged materials to avoid. Download this document to learn about:

  • Types of salvaged materials
  • Comparisons to new materials
  • Materials to avoid
  • Health considerations
  • Cost comparisons

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