History of Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding was first introduced in the early 1960s and steadily grew in popularity because of its durability, versatility and ease of maintenance. Vinyl siding is manufactured primarily with polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that gives it impact resistance, rigidity and strength.
PVC starts with two simple building blocks: chlorine (57%) from common salt and ethylene (43%) from natural gas. The natural gas utilized to manufacture ethylene is domestically produced, which reduces consumption of imported oil products.
Today, vinyl siding is the number one choice of exterior cladding across the United States and Canada. In fact, U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that vinyl siding is used on more homes than any other exterior cladding. Vinyl and other polymeric siding are available in a broad palette of colors, profiles and architectural trim to assist architects, builders and homeowners in customizing their new construction and renovation designs, and can complement historic restoration projects.
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