Become an Advocate

Advocacy gives everyone a voice. In our industry specifically, it helps public officials make better decisions about rules and regulations that directly impact the use of vinyl siding. By sharing our expertise and knowledge, we can help to ensure that everyone has a choice when it comes to specifying home siding products.

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!


When you join your local HBA, you can gain many benefits including industry knowledge, business opportunities, and real-time access to changing rules and restrictions for the building industry. You also become a member of the state and National Association of Home Builders.

Become an Advocate

Join our team of On Your Side advocates to network with fellow professionals including contractors, remodelers, home builders, and manufacturers, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in vinyl siding advocacy.

Thought Leaders

Connect with one of our many thought leaders.


For all the details on the five steps and for more ways to get involved, download our Advocacy Guide today!

This guide includes clear steps and support materials that help you become more involved with your local planning processes and governmental activity.