Over the past year, the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) created, updated and compiled a wealth of educational web pages, guides and tools that serve as an information resource to remodelers, builders, planners, designers, architects, elected officials, building code officials, distributors, homeowners and other exterior cladding decision-makers on the facts about vinyl siding.
Below we highlight many of these resources – we hope you find them valuable. Please check the website regularly in 2022, as our team is continually developing new resources designed to advance and grow the vinyl and polymeric siding industry.
Advocacy Kit. Our updated Advocacy Kit makes it easy for members and partners to get involved. Take a stand to protect vinyl and help ensure that local and state governments make informed decisions on building materials. Read more.
Architectural Polymers: Best Practices For Architectural Specification. A detailed resource guide for understanding best practices for design and installation of architectural polymers. Read More
Polymeric Cladding and Wind Performance 2020. In 2020, VSI conducted a series of field analyses after hurricanes Isaias and Laura and also conducted further laboratory research on wind performance. This is a synopsis of this work that we completed in 2021. Read More
2021 Polymeric Cladding Building Code Reference Guide. Our updated, at-a-glance guide to the International, Florida and Canadian building codes governing the use of vinyl, polypropylene and insulated exterior cladding products. Read More
Vapor Management and the Benefits of Vented Claddings. Awareness of water vapor management’s importance and the cost-effective solutions for exterior cladding provided by vinyl siding, polypropylene siding and insulated vinyl siding offers manufacturers the opportunity to contribute to the built environment resilience and durability. Read More
Northeast Ohio Vinyl Siding Recycling Coalition. Learn about this on-the-ground pilot recycling initiative that’s making an immediate impact in Ohio. Read More