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Going Green The Steel Way

Steel and Green Homes

Home improvement is something that every home owner is always thinking about. Such thoughts involve how to make the home even better and more conducive to its occupants. However, choosing the materials to use in the renovation of your home without necessarily harming the environment as well as the ecosystem is important. Many people are nowadays renovating their homes to make them green compliant. This means that they want to make such homes as environmental friendly as possible. Some home renovators are trying to incorporate materials that do not in anyway degrade the ecosystem. Steel is amongst the materials which are most recommended to home owners which will help the environment.

Using steel in your home’s renovation which replace other materials like wood can go a long way in ensuring that your home is green compliant. How does this work? Many homes worldwide have been constructed using wood products probably due to the fact that wood is easy to find as well as easy to work with. However the fact that wood is used means that more and more trees are being used globally. This normally has a negative impact to the ecosystem as trees are very important within it. For starters the world climate begins to change with there being more and more droughts due to the lack of rain. The soil also fails to hold together causing all kinds of erosion which in the long run also cause droughts as well as other catastrophic events like landslides.

Using steel will allow for the saving of trees as there will be a limited use in wood. Steel can be used for the homes structure making it even stronger and safer than it would have been using wood. Steel also works well in ensuring that temperatures are well regulated in your home. There are also other parts in which you can use steel. For instance you can go for a stainless steel kitchen sink and bathtub instead of going for a synthesized plastic sink or bathtub. It is a known factor that such synthesized plastic kitchen sinks and tubs do not last long and will need to be replaced sometime in the future. Disposing such sinks and tubs can prove a challenge as they are made of material which is not easily disposed. The plastic will end up degrading the environment in the worst way possible especially when disposed in the wrong way. It is therefore important that when renovating your home with the purpose of making it green that you replace your sinks and tubs with stainless steel ones.

It goes without saying that steel goes a long way in the making of a ‘green’ home. The use of steel ensures that you do not get to use other materials which may end up destroying the environment. The fact that you can recycle steel is a factor which should encourage you to take up steel in terms of making your home much more environmentally friendly.

Author Bio: Blogger who researches and talks about steel and steel framed buildings which can help the environment.

Clay Miller
the authorClay Miller
I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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