Buying from ReStores is good for the environment

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When it comes to needing materials for either basic repairs or major upgrades to your home, most people just head down to the Home Depot, Lowe’s or even their local hardware store.  But did you know that buying from a Habitat for Humanity ReStore could be more economical for you and better for the environment?

It’s kind of like going to the closest gas station just because it is close, when you should go to the one that has the same quality gas for less.  Besides, you can always use a liquid fuel catalyst to improve combustion and lower harmful emissions, so why bother paying more for the gas itself?

The same idea holds true for Habitat ReStores (which can be found across the United States and Canada).  Why pay more when ReStores are retail outlets that sell quality used and/or surplus building materials at a fraction of normal prices.  And while they may not be right around the corner, ReStores also help fund the construction of Habitat for Humanity houses within their community.  So, it’s a win-win all around.

The materials sold at ReStores are high quality materials usually gotten through donations from large building supply stores, contractors who had excess materials, demolition crews or even from individuals who want to support Habitat for Humanity.  And since Habitat for Humanity’s Environmental Initiative promotes “cost-effective, best-practice construction methods to its U.S. affiliates, raising awareness of the environmental impacts of house building.  As a result, partner families may enjoy healthier, more energy-efficient and durable housing at the lowest possible cost.”, buying from Habitat’s ReStores is the smart solution.

Therefore the next time you need building supplies, see if there is a Habitat for Humanity ReStore near you.  You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised with what you find and either way supporting Habitat for Humanity in your community is a good way to promote environmentally-friendly building.  Don’t you think?

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