We all know that we should recycle to help reduce our carbon footprint and protect the environment, but how many of us think about what impact our guttering has on the environment? Our environmental concerns should stretch to all parts of your home, and your guttering should be no exception. Find out the benefits of aluminium guttering and how you can go green by choosing it.
Aluminium guttering is recyclable
Aluminium guttering has little environmental impact when you consider the development, manufacture and maintenance it needs.
Aluminium is recyclable, so when your guttering reaches the end of its life it can be used again and again. You can even buy recycled aluminium guttering, so your carbon footprint is reduced right from the beginning.
Compared to PVC, timber or steel guttering, aluminium is very cheap. The alternatives to aluminium are either expensive up front or will cost you more over time, as you will need to replace them sooner.
The savings you will make over time with aluminium guttering means that your initial investment will be worth it and you should be able to reap the benefits whatever your budget is.
Strength and durability
Aluminium guttering will outlast most other types of guttering because of its strength. It’s also lightweight, so you can easily maintain and reuse it without any hassle.
Aluminium is non-toxic and doesn’t leave by-products as it decomposes. Unlike PVC, it doesn’t give off toxic fumes when aluminium guttering is made.
Also, aluminium doesn’t react with water, so when rain falls from the roof aluminium guttering won’t change the acidity level of the rainwater.
Aluminium is the safest material to make guttering out of and it is the most environmentally-friendly.
So if you’re considering replacing your guttering, find out all of the options available to you by getting a range of quotes from reputable guttering companies.