Eight Reasons why Vinyl Cladding is a Green Choice for the Home
Vinyl was first developed back in the 1920’s, and quickly became a common component in numerous products, including wall siding. Vinyl has since become the world’s second most used plastic, however, unlike its counterparts, vinyl has several environmentally-friendly features.
Here are eight reasons why vinyl siding is a good choice for your home and the environment:
1. Environmentally Sustainable
The main element for vinyl is Chlorine, which is developed from salt. This makes up almost 60% of vinyl’s chemical structure, and 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 siding also uses less fuel during transportation as it’s lighter than bricks and mortar.
3. Solid Foam Insulated
Prestige Exteriors’ Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding comes with pre-installed solid foam insulation backing. This CFC-free high-rating insulation will help cut the heating and cooling energy costs, saving money and having less impact on the environment.
In addition to the environmental credentials, vinyl cladding is very durable, meaning it spends longer on your house and less in a landfill. Confidence is so strong regarding Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding that a lifetime guarantee is offered.
5. Low Impact Maintenance
Unlike other common products available, vinyl cladding never requires painting, which not only saves you time and money on labour costs, but avoids the environmental damage from continuous painting. In addition, only a mild soap and water is necessary for cleaning which means that you are not responsible for releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.
Recyclability is a fantastic factor in vinyl’s sustainability. In America, more than one billion pounds of vinyl was recycled in the last year. In addition, much of the waste from manufacturing can be recycled right back into the manufacturing process.
7. Less Waste during Installation
Compared 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, when compared to other types of exterior cladding.
Protecting the future of our planet and your home.
Because protecting 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 only install Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding, which comes with a fifty 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.
Originally posted 2011-09-02 14:15:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter