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Rain barrels: Home improvement project that benefits more than just your garden

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:10:13 PM

While many homeowners look to make modifications to their house's structure, others concentrate their efforts on projects which enhance the overall property. One such undertaking is the construction and incorporation of rain barrels through the use of home improvement financing. 

Rain barrels, which collect falling precipitation and stores it for future use, have been gaining popularity in recent years due to the following benefits:

Saves on utility costs
Every summer, consumers use thousands of gallons of water to grow their lawns and gardens - while simultaneously incurring hundreds of dollars in usage fees. Storing rainwater offers homeowners an endless supply and allows then to save money. 

Prevents unwanted runoff
During heavy storms, environmental contaminants such as oil and pesticides can be washed into the local water supply from individuals' properties. Harnessing the falling rain before it reaches the effected areas can improve the vitality of homeowners' grass and the health of overall communities.

Source of water for plants
By incorporating an irrigation system, individuals can spend less time watering their properties' many features.

Property owners interested in including a rain barrel on their property are encouraged to finance the work using home improvement loans from a trusted lending source such as Home Loan Investment Bank.