A Truly Sustainable Choice


As extreme weather events increase, today's homeowners want to know their home exterior offers the best protection for their home with the least impact on the environment. Vinyl siding is the most sustainable choice, hands down – dramatically outperforming other exterior cladding materials with less waste and less impact on climate change.

Less waste. Less impact on the environment.

Siding with vinyl means giving homeowners a sustainable choice that is also beautiful, durable and affordable.

Vinyl Siding vs. the Competition

Throughout its life cycle, vinyl siding has 79% less impact on global warming than fiber cement and 85% less than brick and mortar.

Less Impact on Global Warming

Vinyl siding has a significantly lower impact on global warming than most other exterior cladding products. Plus, vinyl siding, vinyl insulated siding and polypropylene siding products are one of the only exterior cladding options to be UL Certified and have published Environmental Product Declarations providing builders with objective and transparent information.

Less Waste for a Lifetime

Vinyl siding, insulated vinyl siding and polypropylene siding products require minimal raw material and produce virtually no waste. Vinyl siding requires less water and energy per square foot than fiber cement and less than half the energy and fuel of brick and mortar, plus less fossil fuel for transportation. And on the jobsite, VSI Certified Installers are trained to reduce waste during installation.

Vinyl Siding vs. Waste

99% of scrap can be either immediately returned to the manufacturing process or used in other products.

Exceptional Moisture Management

Vinyl and polypropylene siding products provide exceptional rain screening performance—helping moisture drain out of the exterior wall assembly and dramatically reducing water accumulation. The EPS material used in insulated vinyl siding also allows the wall system to breathe and drain efficiently and will not absorb moisture. That’s important because climate change is producing heavier, more frequent rainfall in many regions.

Vinyl Siding vs. Moisture

Unlike fiber cement, brick, and wood, vinyl siding does not absorb, hold or accumulate moisture, which helps prevent rot, mold and poor indoor air quality.