Fiberglass as a Green Solution

Green Advantages of Glasrail

Fiberglass has earned a reputation as a smart choice for green building products because of its energy efficiency characteristics. Fiberglass is made from silica sand, an abundant natural resource that is readily available almost everywhere. Fiberglass also has a long product life and low life cycle costs.

Since fiberglass does not rot, rust, corrode, or deteriorate, it can be recycled when it is no longer needed. More importantly, production of fiberglass usually has less environmental impact even than recycling materials such as steel and aluminum. Fiberglass products have a high resistance to rot and corrosion, which gives fiberglass a longer and more economical service life and fiberglass requires no energy intensive maintenance or replacement.

These advantages lead to superior overall sustainability for our fiberglass deck and stair railing products. Fiberglass products also contribute to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit programs.

Source: NorthWestEnergySavers.com

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