Eco-Friendly Exterior Improvements for Every Chicago Home
As more and more homeowners seek to improve the eco-friendliness of their properties, here at Apex Exteriors in Chicago, we share that same commitment. We believe that every home in Chicago can go ‘green’ with the right home improvements that benefit the home, save money, and protect the environment.
Our earth-friendly solutions are designed to improve property exteriors with beautiful and practical additions that enhance the function of the home. From saving water to conserving energy, we offer a range of eco-friendly solutions at incredible prices; at Apex Exteriors, helping the environment doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
Want to do your bit for the environment and improve your home at the same time? Give us a call today to discuss our eco-friendly exterior and roof solutions for every home in Chicagoland.
Go Green with Rain Barrels for Gutters – Conserve Water at Home
Apex Exteriors can now install a brilliant range of rain barrels to help you conserve water at home. Rain barrels are installed directly onto existing gutter systems and can revolutionize the water consumption of a property, as well as benefiting the environment in a number of other ways.
Rain barrels are above ground systems that collect the water that runs off the roof and into the guttering system. Instead of running down the downspout and straight into drains, rainwater collects in a barrel so it can be used at a later date. Common garden rain barrels can store about 55 gallons of water, although the design and size of the barrels do vary.
Most barrels are constructed with two holes, one at the top of the barrel to provide an overflow and one at the bottom of the barrel to make the water easy to access. While the system may seem very simple, it can take a standard guttering system and turn it into an eco-friendly system that’ll greatly benefit your home and the environment.
The Positive Impact of Rain Barrels on Gutters
Gutters are designed to carry rainwater away from a property so it can drain away safely without causing any damage to a home. A rain barrel can have a very positive impact on this process, as it limits the amount of water that a home is sending straight into the sewage system.
Instead of sending rainwater rushing off to the sewage system, which can lead to contaminated water ending up in rivers, rain barrels offer a much more natural way to dispose of the water. As the water from the barrel is used in the garden, it drains naturally into the soil, conserving fresh water and reducing the demands on the sewage system.