Homeowners may be surprised to learn, vinyl siding is one of the most eco-friendly cladding materials.
August 17, 2016
   Vinyl Siding: An Eco-Friendly Choice

For some folks, vinyl siding might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about environmentally-conscious building materials.

But independent reviews continue to demonstrate that vinyl siding is one of the most eco-friendly cladding materials.

Recently ProVia provided samples for a Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) "Environmental Product Declaration" that provides information on a number of environmental impacts of products over their life cycle. They confirm…

Vinyl siding is a good choice for the environment.

Facts to Share

  • Vinyl siding begins with ingredients from nature. Production starts with two simple and abundant building blocks: chlorine (57%) from common table salt and ethylene (43%) from natural gas.
  • Vinyl siding and insulated siding have very low ecological toxicity impacts. Fiber cement has approximately 10 times the ecological toxicity impact of vinyl siding and insulated siding, while brick has more than five times the ecological toxicity:
  • Vinyl siding has excellent environmental performance when compared to other exterior cladding options. Brick has nearly five times the environmental impact of vinyl siding and nearly four times the impact of insulated siding. Fiber cement has nearly three times the environmental impact of vinyl siding and more than double the environmental impact of insulated siding:

VSI's reports contain many more findings that demonstrate the "green" performance of vinyl siding. Worth sharing with your customers!

Source: VSI, "Today's Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green"

Feel free to send me an email if you'd like more information from these reports.

Kevin Mickle 
Siding Brand Manager
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