Dear EarthTalk: we will need to replace our house gutters soon. What are our best options from an environmental perspective?

Dear EarthTalk: we will need to replace our house gutters soon.

What are our best options from an environmental perspective?

–Jodie Green, Dallas, TX

First understand clearly why your gutters need to be replaced. Are

they rusted or broken? Are the fasteners fasteners

In construction, connectors between structural members. Bolted connections are used when it is necessary to fasten two elements tightly together, especially to resist shear and bending, as in column and beam connections.