Why Does Advocacy Matter
Affects your ability to do business, especially long term. Stand up and influence product decision makers before it gets too far into the process and has a direct impact on your ability to install vinyl siding products.
Fights misinformation and bias against vinyl siding products. Misinformation spreads quickly. Diminish false reports from competitors and the media by sharing the facts to make a positive influence on the local planning process.
Makes a difference in local politics. You have the power to influence local and state public policy. You vote. Let your voice be heard.
Make Gains at the State Level
In 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly signed into law SB 25, a law that prohibits local governments from enacting ordinances that control design and aesthetics — including the type of siding used — of one- and two-family dwellings. If you think this legislation is necessary in your state, consider sharing this information with your local HBA.
It's easy to start taking a more active role in local government, ensuring your decision to choose vinyl siding isn't impacted by rules and regulations. In our Advocacy Kit, we put together a list of five key steps to evaluating local ordinances and influencing change. Here's a quick overview of the steps:
- Look Up Ordinance Language on Municipal Websites
- Determine the Scope of New Ordinances that May Affect Vinyl Siding
- Contact the Local Planner and Schedule a Meeting
- Attend Public Hearings to Stay in the Know
- Reach Out. Be Heard!