Plastic is a vital material which has so many purposes in our world today – especially in the home.It can be found outside the home in the form of plastic fascias. Fascias, which have their origins in classical architecture, are now used in the modern home for everything from the support of gutters, as a trim for kitchen cabinets and even work as a border for low-slope roofs.
Plastic in its plainest form – for example, plastic sheets – have so many useful uses in the home and garden that you might find yourself looking at it with a little more respect in the DIY store the next time you visit! These rolls of acrylic or polyethylene film come in several different shapes and forms – even colors – depending on your needs. Thin plastic sheets are more flexible and easy to work with making them perfect for short-term projects such as painting, where you can cover floors and furniture.
If you are working on a DIY project that requires a longer-term installation then you might prefer to go for something stiffer. Or, if you are using plastic sheets to provide insulation for windows in the winter, tougher sheets that can be cut to size would be more appropriate. In the garden, every gardener knows the importance of plastic sheets. It can be used as a makeshift roof for a shed or greenhouse, allowing light in but trapping warmth and moisture, making it the perfect humid environment for growing many fruit and vegetables.
A secret gardening trick involves using plastic sheets over the earth in the early spring, encouraging the destruction of weeds, insects, and disease spores that might threaten the planted seeds as they sprout and grow. Gardeners, DIY enthusiasts, and homemakers alike should enjoy the benefits provided by plastic while keeping in mind the environmental impact. This means re-using and recycling wherever you can.