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What to Look For When Shopping For Salvaged Materials (page 7 of 10)

Learn what types of materials you can expect to find in reclamation yards and how to inspect the items before you buy.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Doors and Windows

Example Items: Internal doors, external doors, windows, door and window fittings

Check doors and windows are "square" — old doors are often warped. Stripped doors may also be loose at the joints. Check for rot. Make sure fittings already work or are repairable.

Reclaimed Doors and Windows are Highly Prized

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Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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