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 element in many products, including wall siding. Vinyl has since emerged as 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 great choice for your home and the environment:
1. Environmentally Sustainable
The main building block for vinyl is Chlorine, which is made from salt. This makes up almost 60% of vinyl’s chemical structure, therefore 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 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 superior insulation will help cut your heating and cooling energy costs, saving money and having less impact on the environment.
In addition to its environmental credentials, vinyl cladding is extremely durable, meaning it spends more time 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. Reduced Impact Maintenance
Unlike other products used, vinyl cladding never requires painting, which not only saves you time and money on labour costs, but avoids the environmental damage from continuous painting. Only mild soap and water is required 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 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 through life-cycle
Vinyl cladding emits significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals, including mercury and silver, into the environment, compared to other types of 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 green 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 to leave a beautiful, colourfast and lasting impression. Available in 13 colours.
Find out more about Prestige Exteriors vinyl cladding now, or contact us today.