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Tips for recycling and upcycling windows

Many companies throughout the country that recycle various types of household glass don’t accept windows because of the chemicals used to make tempered glass. Instead of throwing your windows in a standard community trash dumpster, try these options:

– Contact the municipal waste disposal authority. They can usually provide you with information about local, state or national firms that handle construction waste materials like windows.

– Donate the windows to a non-profit organization that performs charitable construction projects in which volunteers build new homes and other structures with donated materials.

– Use the windows in a wide range of craft and do-it-yourself projects. For example, consider creating a stained glass window with glass paints, turn one or more windows into clear dry-erase boards, or build a grow box, greenhouse or outdoor solar dehydrator.

At Paramount Siding & Windows, our window experts do more than answer client questions about replacement windows and window maintenance. They also help you to find new value in your old windows. Call today for more information.

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