Hidden Green Benefits of Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding being “environmentally friendly” is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about “green building.” But what is “green building”? According to the EPA, green building “is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and deconstruction. ”
Instead of just using green products, green building is creating a structure that will require minimum maintenance throughout its life, so it does not use up any more resources. And that’s the nature of vinyl siding!
- Throughout the years, vinyl siding has evolved to make homes more sustainable. One of those features being insulated siding. Insulated vinyl siding can increase the exterior wall’s R-value by 16 percent which will then increase the home’s energy-efficiency. Using less energy at home will reduce your carbon footprint.
- Vinyl siding is manufactured from common salt and natural gas. Sometimes, some manufacturers will even integrate recycled vinyl into some of their products. The manufacturing of vinyl siding is efficient and does not result in waste.
- Installing vinyl siding creates the least waste in comparison to other exterior sidings.
- This siding is made to last. Aside from being energy-efficient, what makes vinyl siding great is that it will withstand harsh weather and even some corrosive chemicals.
- Vinyl siding is almost maintenance-free as in the fact that all you have to do is clean it. You can even use natural products to clean it! Unlike other siding, you do not have to paint vinyl.
Vinyl siding is not only affordable, beautiful, and maintenance-free but also one of the best environmentally friendly options out there.
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