Can I Recycle My Old Windows and Doors?
Thinking about investing in new house windows and doors for your home? This can be a great option for improving the energy efficiency of your entire home and contributing to a greener footprint. But what about your old windows and doors? Many environmentally conscious homeowners wonder if they can recycle their old windows and doors as well. In this article, we’ll explain more about whether that’s possible and what ultimately happens to your old windows and doors when you choose to have new ones installed.
What to Do with Old Windows & Doors
When consulting with your window replacement company, they may be able to provide you with more insight into whether your windows and doors can be recycled. This will likely depend on the condition of your existing windows as well as the material the frame is made from. In some cases, your window company may be able to keep the old windows intact as they remove them. If this is the case, you can likely find a local company that accepts salvaged material. The Building Materials Reuse Association offers a directory of businesses that may accept these materials to salvage or upcycle.
Additionally, your window installation company may be a great resource for recycling your windows and doors as well. They may have a program in place or know of organizations in your community that you can contact about recycling your old windows and doors. Many older windows were built with wood or aluminum frames, both of which are recyclable materials.
In some cases, your old windows and doors may not be in good enough condition to be recycled. If that’s the case, your window installation company will likely be able to determine that as well. It all depends on the type, condition, and original installation of your old windows and doors, which varies from home to home. If you’re interested in recycling your old windows and doors when you have new windows installed, contact NewSouth Window Solutions today.