When you think of architectural salvage, what are the first words that come to mind? Often times, people associate our inventory with all things rusty, antique, timeworn, and distinctive. And while that’s certainly a large percentage of it (can we talk about this adorable set of school chairs or this picturesque vintage range?) there is a lot more to our inventory than just cool old stuff. For every vintage wood sash we have in stock, we generally have an equal quantity of modern, ready to reinstall windows. And while they are less likely to become a cherished conversation piece, working with reclaimed material can save you 50-75% on materials, freeing up cash for a larger scale remodel, vacay, or that rusty statement piece you also found at Second Use.
And sometimes, you don’t even have to choose between buying brand new and buying Second Use. A number of our suppliers provide never installed that were leftover from a project, inherited, or misordered. Such is our selection of high quality Renewal by Andersen Windows that are currently available in both our Seattle and Tacoma stores.
Constructed with Andersen’s Fibrex® composite material, they last longer, perform better, and are stronger than vinyl while being incredibly energy efficient, saving you money in the long term. Plus, they are made of up to 40% reclaimed wood, which is always a bonus for those sustainability driven folks like ourselves. To view our current selection of Renewal by Andersen Windows, click here. For tips on installing windows yourself, click here.