With the rise of awareness regarding the impact of climate change, many architects, contractors, and designers are looking for greener ways to beautify their clients’ properties. Therefore, vinyl siding is often a hotly debated topic, for a number of reasons.
While there is no denying that this type of siding is made of Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC(which is toxic to humans and the environment), there are a number of eco-friendly benefits to vinyl siding. Here are a few:
- Little to No Waste
During the manufacturing of vinyl siding, there is little to no waste. All the PVC that is produced gets used in the materials, which lowers your impact on the environment.
- Ease of Transport
Vinyl siding is lightweight and easy to flat-pack onto trucks. This means that more material can be moved, which reduces the carbon footprint of your building materials transportation.
- Less Labor-Intensive
When compared to brick siding, cement siding, or fiber siding, vinyl siding requires less labor to be installed on a property. The lighter weight of the product makes it easier for laborers to carry on-site and install.
- Insulated Vinyl Siding Options
There are many different types of vinyl siding, including insulated vinyl siding options. Insulated vinyl siding boosts the R-value of the product, making it more energy-efficient. If you want building materials that enable you to reduce the amount of heating and cooling your property needs, then vinyl siding is a great option.
- Long Lifespan
The vinyl material sheds moisture rather than absorbing it. Vinyl siding does not support mold or mildew growth and won’t succumb to moisture damage, since it is designed to look good for many years. Vinyl retains its original color, despite extreme exposure to the elements.