Is Vinyl Siding the New Green Alternative? Save 10% on Siding Now!

May 15th, 2012 by | Print

Looking for an environmentally friendly product to cover the exterior of your home? Than vinyl siding is a great option to consider, plus our Variform and Certainteed brands come in a wide variety of vinyl siding colors to match your home no matter what the color or style of your exterior. Homeowners are increasingly aware of the benefits of green building practices and greener building products to protect the future of the planet. As green building become more popular, vinyl siding leads the way. Take advantage of special spring savings now! Homeowners can save 10% of all  vinyl siding  – call today for a free estimate 800-217-6355.

Safe Energy Efficient Vinyl Siding
Why is vinyl siding considered a “green” building product? There are a number of factors that make vinyl siding an eco-friendly choice. For one, the materials used to make modern vinyl siding are more environmentally friendly and healthier to the environment. Also consider the fact that the manufacturing process for vinyl siding produces limited amounts of waste in comparison to other exterior siding options.

Another great benefit of insulated vinyl siding is that it can boost a home’s R-value by up to 16%, making it more energy efficient. The less energy used, and the less energy used, the better it is for our planet.

The vinyl siding Trim A Seal installs is manufactured using polyvinyl chloride or PVC. This is made from the chlorine extracted from salt, combined with the ethylene made from natural gas. Salt is one of the earth’s most abundant and sustainable compounds. Most of the natural gas that is used to manufacture the ethylene used in vinyl siding comes from domestic sources, so it does not rely on imported oil. Using domestic products rather than those imported internationally cuts down substantially on the negative effects to the environment.

Vinyl Siding’s Eco-Friendly Benefits:
• Vinyl siding has been shown to consume less than half of the energy during manufacturing as compared to what is required during the manufacturing of brick and mortar.
• Vinyl siding has also been shown to emit significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals, such as mercury and silver, into the environment than other exterior home siding products do and its completely lead free.
• Because vinyl siding is lighter in weight than almost any other siding option, the transportation costs and the amount of energy consumed to transport the materials are lower
• There is minimal waste produced during the installation of vinyl siding in comparison with other exterior siding options. Vinyl siding waste is substantially less than that of masonry siding, such as brick or stone, and is also less than wood or stucco siding options as well. Less waste means more of the product is used as intended and doesn’t wind up in landfills, which is good for the environment.
• The materials used in vinyl siding production have also been shown to not be harmful to homeowners, installers, builders, or the general public. On the other hand, silica-based fiber cement siding can cause adverse effects on health.
• There is virtually no maintenance required to maintain vinyl siding, other than maybe an occasional cleaning with water and a bit of soap. That means no painting, staining, sealing or caulking. All of these products can emit harmful chemicals, fumes, solvents or toxins into the environment.

For more information about vinyl siding installaion for your Indiana home visit or call 800-271-6355 for a free vinyl siding installation estimate. We carry Alcoa, Certainteed and Variform Vinyl siding.

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