Eight Reasons why Vinyl Cladding is a Green Choice for Your Home
Vinyl was first developed back in the 1920’s, and quickly became a common component in many products, including wall siding. Vinyl has since emerged as the world’s second most used plastic, but unlike its counterparts, vinyl has a number of environmentally-friendly features.
Here are eight reasons why vinyl cladding is a wise choice for your home and the environment:
1. Environmentally Sustainable
The main building block for vinyl is Chlorine, which is developed from salt. This makes up just under 60% of vinyl’s chemical structure, therefore it is a sustainable and cost-effective product.
2. Less Energy During Manufacturing
Vinyl siding manufacturing consumes less than half of the energy required to produce bricks and mortar. Vinyl cladding also uses less fuel during transportation since it’s much lighter than bricks and mortar.
3. Solid Foam Insulated
Prestige Exteriors’ Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding 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 having less impact on the environment.
Adding to the environmental credentials, vinyl cladding is extremely durable, meaning it spends more time on your house than in a landfill. We are so confident in Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding that a lifetime guarantee is offered.
5. Low Impact Maintenance
Unlike other common products used, vinyl cladding never requires painting, which not only saves time and money on labour costs, but avoids the environmental damage from continuous painting. Only mild soap and water is needed for periodic cleaning which ensures that you are not responsible for releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.
Recyclability is a wonderful 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 straight 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 throughout the life-cycle
Vinyl cladding emits significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals, including mercury and silver, into the environment, in comparison to other types of exterior cladding.
Protecting the future of our planet 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 sustainable 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 to leave a beautiful, colourfast and lasting impression. Available in thirteen colours.
Find out more about Prestige Exteriors vinyl cladding now, or contact us today.