Environmentally-Friendly Homes

Eight Reasons why Vinyl Cladding is a Green Choice for Your Home

Vinyl was first created back in the 1920’s, and quickly became a key element in numerous products, including wall cladding. Vinyl has since become the world’s second most used plastic, however, unlike its counterparts, vinyl has several environmentally-friendly features.

Here’s a list of 8 reasons why vinyl siding is a great choice for your home and the environment:

1. Environmentally Sustainable
The main building block of 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 uses less than half of the energy required to produce bricks and mortar. Vinyl cladding also uses less fuel during transportation since it is 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 high-rating insulation will help reduce your heating and cooling energy bill, saving money and meaning there is less impact on the environment.

4. Durable
In addition to its environmental credentials, vinyl cladding is extremely durable, meaning it spends longer on your house and less in a landfill. Confidence is so strong regarding 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 time and money on labour costs, but circumvents the environmental damage from continuous painting. Further, only mild soap and water is necessary for periodic cleaning which ensures that you are not responsible for releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

6. Recyclable
Recyclability is a fantastic 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 right 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, compared to other exterior cladding.

Protecting the future of our environment and your home.

As 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 install only 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.

Read 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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