The Eco-Friendly Benefits of Vinyl Siding
Siding that’s good for your home AND good for the environment).
Vinyl siding has long been a favorite siding option. It’s affordable, looks great, and it’s energy efficient. But in a world where environmental concerns are more and more urgent, vinyl siding’s eco-friendly benefits are becoming more attractive. What are these eco-friendly benefits? Here are just a few.
Lower Ozone Impact
You may have grown up hearing concerns about the ozone layer. The ozone layer is a layer in the earth’s atmosphere that absorbs the majority of ultraviolet radiation, protecting us from the worst of the sun’s rays. However, air pollutants weaken the ozone layer, putting the earth at more risk of ultraviolet radiation exposure. Your siding likely has an impact on the ozone layer, but how much? Vinyl siding has a notably lower impact than cedar board, fiber cement, and even brick and mortar exterior walls. In fact, vinyl siding’s ozone impact is typically only 19% of fiber cement’s ozone depletion impact.
One issue when it comes to the environmental impact of siding materials is the lifespan of that siding material. The more frequently your siding has to be replaced, the more materials are used. Vinyl siding, however, is very durable and long lasting. It never needs to be painted and can last potentially as long as you live in your home, especially with the right installation. This saves you money and manufacturers on materials, making it another great eco-friendly choice.
Vinyl siding is made using little raw material to begin with. It is manufactured efficiently so as to keep the environmental impact as low as possible. Better still, vinyl is a recyclable material, so if you ever have to have it replaced, scraps can be returned to manufacturers to be reused, further keeping up the practice of eco-friendly vinyl siding manufacturing. Plus the right contractor will have the boards cut exactly to fit your home so there’s less leftover scraps and waste.
Ready for siding that’s both good for your home and good for the environment? You need an installation crew that you can trust with the job. With over 80 years of experience in the Vermont and Massachusetts area, we have you covered. Contact Jancewicz & Son today for more information or a free quote on vinyl siding.