Vinyl siding is the most popular choice
Vinyl siding is the most popular choice for exterior cladding in the United States. Its popularity is driven by its aesthetic beauty and low maintenance. Few understand, though, the environmental benefits of vinyl siding and its contribution to help make residential homes green. The widespread acceptance of siding has only come after many years of improvement in the design of the product. Just when it was accepted for its beauty and durability, misconceptions were formed about vinyl siding being less than acceptable when it comes to environmental issues. However, this is not the case. In fact, in the course of manufacturing, installation, service life, and disposal, vinyl siding passes the most stringent of environmental measures.
Vinyl siding is safe
Experts agree that to truly measure the environmental impact of any product, its entire life cycle must be evaluated. For example, emissions associated with the manufacture of vinyl windows is offset by decades of energy-saving benefits. The latest product life cycle studies show that the environmental impact of siding is less than the impacts of other cladding materials. Vinyl is the most energy efficient major plastic. Derived from salt, vinyl products consume less energy, produce fewer emissions, and save more energy than many competitive products. Vinyl is the most extensively used plastic for building and construction. Being strong and moisture resistant, vinyl is ideal for siding, windows, roofing, and decking. Vinyl siding will not rot or corrode like many other materials, and it cleans easily without the need for harsh chemicals. Vinyl’s composition makes it inherently flame resistant. Vinyl building products are very slow to catch fire and the flame spread is slow. In fact, vinyl ceases to burn after the flame source has been removed.
When it comes to sustainability issues, virtually all scrap and pieces that are leftover from the vinyl manufacturing process is recycled. In real numbers, this means that 99% of all manufactured vinyl siding is made into new products and not sent to landfills. Vinyl does not harm the atmosphere, even as it is exposed to flames. Once chlorine is processed into vinyl, it is chemically locked into the product. When vinyl is recycled, or even if it were disposed of in a modern incinerator, chlorine gas is not released into the air, thus destroying the myth that burning vinyl is unsafe for inhabitants of a vinyl clad home.
Vinyl siding installer in Greensboro, NC
Triad Installations of Greensboro, NC, is your premier choice for a vinyl siding supplier and installer. You cannot help but be pleased with their expert vinyl siding services. Their entire selection is durable, low maintenance, and weatherproof, far surpassing clapboard, Masonite, or wood-based siding. They have almost 30 years of experience with siding made of vinyl, and they have a long list of satisfied customers from areas as far away as High Point, Winston-Salem, and the surrounding areas. Call their office today to get a free estimate on their wide selection of vinyl siding products.