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Home Improvement and Scrapping

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It’s home improvement season here in Richmond, and that means it’s a good time to search for scrap! Home Improvement projects can be a gold mine for scrappers. Whether you’re collecting scrap from your own home improvement jobs or working with contractors to haul away theirs, it pays to be on the lookout this time of year.  Want to learn more? Keep reading!

Money in the Gutter

You know, those awful, expensive, time robbing contraptions that keep the water from pooling on your house and keep you up on a 20 foot ladder? They are made out of aluminum, and that means we’ll pay you for them!

When your contractor is done with your gutter replacement project, ask to keep the old gutters. They’ll be happy to let you have them, and you’ll recoup a little bit of your costs when you bring them up to Smith Iron & Metal!

Make some Connections

Many contractors will offer cleanup and takeaway as part of their services to their client. However, if you build some connections, they might just let you take it away instead! Although some contractors are wise, and take the scrap from siding, door, and gutter jobs away themselves, many don’t. This can become an extremely profitable relationship for all parties involved! The client gets his scrap hauled away, the contractor spends less on cleanup, and you get cash in your pocket. Everyone wins!


Home Improvement Season Means Scrapping Season!

We wish you the best of luck in your scrapping adventures this home improvement season! It can be very profitable. As always, we’re happy to take any and all scrap metal you find… just bring it on up!

Questions about what types of scrap we accept and what we’re paying? Get in touch! You can just call (804) 271-1239, fill out our contact form or send us a message on Facebook!