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by | Sep 6, 2019

Why Vinyl Siding is the Sustainable Choice

Enhance your home’s curb appeal with the fresh new look of vinyl siding. Not only does vinyl siding add value to your home, but it also adds the real value of saving you money in painting costs and repairs. Whether it is beaded siding or dutch lap, you can find it all with us.

Read more below about why vinyl siding is the sustainable choice for your home!


Life Cycle Analysis Tool Compares Popular Cladding Choices Across 11 Categories

The experts have spoken! A Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) study found that vinyl and insulated vinyl siding have a better Environmental Impact Score (EIS) than other claddings, including wood cedar board, fiber cement and brick and mortar. Eleven impact categories, including ozone depletion, smog and global warming, were used to compare the exteriors in the study.

As noted by the Vinyl Siding Institute, one highlight of the report is that vinyl and insulated vinyl siding both have “significantly lower impacts than fiber cement in every environmental impact category.”


Self-Reporting for Continuous Improvement

CertainTeed uses a reporting tool, called a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), to show our customers, through quantifiable data, how sustainable a product is. It helps them with their purchase, plus it sets a baseline for continuous improvement, showing product environmental impact from cradle to grave.

We’re proud to be the first in the industry to run LCAs in several exterior product categories. This includes our vinyl and polymer siding, Restoration Millwork® trim, fence, railing and decking. Plus, back in 2011, our siding LCA was the first to be submitted to BEES for third party verification and publication. To ensure proper recycling and disposal of end-of-life siding, we also partner with more than 200 vinyl recycling centers nationwide.

Originally posted by Brian Kirn on Building Knowledge, a blog by Certainteed.

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