Environmentally-Friendly Homes

Nov 29 2013

8 Reasons why Vinyl Cladding is a Green Choice for the Home

Vinyl was first created in the 1920’s, and quickly became a key component in many products, including wall cladding. Vinyl has since emerged as the world’s second most used plastic, but unlike its counterparts, vinyl has several environmentally-friendly features.

Here’s a list of 8 reasons why vinyl cladding is a wise choice for your house and the environment:

1. Environmentally Sustainable
The main building block of vinyl is Chlorine, which is made from salt. This makes up almost 60% of vinyl’s chemical structure, meaning it is a sustainable and cost-effective product.

2. Less Energy During Manufacturing
Vinyl cladding manufacturing consumes less than half of the energy required to produce bricks and mortar. Vinyl cladding also uses less fuel in transportation as it’s much lighter than bricks and mortar.

3. Solid Foam Insulated
Prestige Exteriors’ Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding also comes with a pre-installed solid foam insulation backing. This CFC-free superior insulation helps cut the heating and cooling energy costs, saving money and meaning there is less impact on the environment.

4. Durable
Adding to its environmental credentials, vinyl cladding is extremely durable, meaning it spends longer on your house than in a landfill. Confidence is so high in Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding that we offer a lifetime guarantee.

5. Low Impact Maintenance
Unlike other products on the market, vinyl cladding never requires painting, which not only saves you time and money on labour costs, but circumvents the environmental damage from continuous painting. In addition, only a mild soap and water is necessary for cleaning which ensures that you are not responsible for releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

6. Recyclable
Recyclability is a great factor in vinyl’s sustainability. In America, more than 1 billion pounds of vinyl was recycled in the last year. In addition, much of the waste from manufacturing can be recycled straight back into the manufacturing process.

7. Less Waste during Installation
In comparison to other types of exterior cladding and exterior materials, the installation of vinyl siding generates very little waste.

8. Releases fewer toxic chemicals than other exterior cladding through life-cycle
Vinyl cladding emits significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals, including mercury and silver, into the environment, in comparison to other exterior cladding.

Protecting the future of our planet and your home.

As guarding the environment for a sustainable future continues to become a focus in society, vinyl cladding delivers many recognised benefits which make it a perfect choice for your home.

Prestige Exteriors is a leading supplier of vinyl cladding in Queensland. We choose to install only Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding, which comes with a 50 year transferable manufacturer’s warranty! We clad directly over wood or fibro and leave a beautiful, colourfast and lasting impression. Available in 13 colours.

Discover more about Prestige Exteriors vinyl cladding now, or contact us today.

Looking for a great alternative to painting for your home? For Brisbane Wall Cladding & Brisbane Vinyl House Cladding, call Prestige Exteriors today or visit http://www.prestigeexteriors.com.au/

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    Originally posted 2011-09-02 14:15:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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