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 hands down the most sustainable choice, 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.

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.

Vinyl Siding vs. the Competition

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


Recycling is the process of making new products from waste material. The process helps to improve the environment by reducing waste disposal and potentially reducing landfill accumulation and incineration, which leads to greenhouse gas emissions.

Many think vinyl siding can’t be recycled; however, this is FALSE.

Vinyl siding (polypropylene siding and insulated vinyl siding too) lends itself to recycling because it is made from vinyl (also known as polyvinyl chloride or PVC.) It is a thermoplastic that can be ground up repeatedly, re-melted and formed into a variety of new products even after the useful life of the product.


Find out how vinyl siding can be recycled

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

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.


Case Study

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

The Vinyl Siding Institute’s New, Improved EPDs Demonstrate Commitment to Environment, Support Sustainability Goals

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Fact Sheet

Vinyl Siding EPD - the Facts

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Fact Sheet

Insulated Vinyl Siding EPD

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Fact Sheet

Polypropylene Siding EPD

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find the information you need fast about the Vinyl Siding Institute’s work—in advocacy, workforce training and certification, building code resources, sustainability and more—in our Frequently Asked Questions.