WHAT GOES INTO VINYL SIDING?
Ingredients from Nature
Vinyl won’t harm the environment because it’s made of natural ingredients including 57% chlorine from common salt and 43% ethylene from natural gas.Discover More Benefits
Today's vinyl siding — the most popular choice for exterior cladding in the U.S. and Canada — is a green choice with many recognized environmental benefits.
Vinyl siding delivers reliable performance that can last a lifetime on the house, not in the landfill. Throughout its life cycle — manufacturing, transportation, installation, service life, and waste management — vinyl siding scores well on tough environmental measures. Using recognized life cycle assessment tools and fact-based data, vinyl siding beats fiber cement and brick hands down and rivals cedar siding in overall green performance.
Plus, the National Association of Home Builders has cited "Lifetime" as the estimated life expectancy of vinyl siding on a home in its Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components (February 2007).
Vinyl siding manufacturing is an extremely efficient process. Production requires minimal raw material and any scrap produced may be returned immediately into the manufacturing process, resulting in virtually no waste. Its lightweight also contributes to increased fuel efficiency during transport.
Plus, when you use a VSI Certified Installer, you can ensure minimal installation scrap. VSI Certified Installers are trained in waste reduction techniques, including proper material estimating and installation to reduce waste generation.