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Where Do You Find Used Building Materials?

By Sean Rosner

Tags: green building, recycling, diy projects, question to readers,

UsedWindowsUsing reclaimed building materials in your home projects is a great way to save money while preventing useful objects from going to a landfill.

Last month, we conducted a poll to see how many people took advantage of used building materials, and the overwhelming majority of those who responded had done so.

We have an article that highlights some places to look for used materials, but now we’d like to know where you go and what techniques you use to find the goods. Does your community have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore that stays well-stocked with used lumber? Is there a local construction company that gives away old windows and doors when it remodels a house? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Also, feel free to share stories about your DIY projects that have included used building materials.