A recent Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) study discovered that vinyl and insulated vinyl siding have better Environmental Impact Score than other exterior materials. The study used 11 impact categories to determine areas where vinyl siding is eco-friendlier than other claddings.
In this post, your local roof repair expert, Home Pro Exteriors, discusses how vinyl and insulated vinyl siding has a lower environmental impact compared to other materials.
Vinyl VS Other Claddings
The Vinyl Siding Institute says that vinyl and insulated vinyl siding have significantly lower impacts than fiber cement in all environmental impact category. The average vinyl siding is just 19 percent of average fiber cement’s ozone depletion impact and 21 percent of fiber cement’s global warming impact.
Compared to cedar board, vinyl siding has lower impacts in ozone depletion, smog, global warming, acidification, eutrophication and non-carcinogenic categories. The category where vinyl performs better than cedar is the eutrophication, with only 13 percent impact.
Vinyl siding has lower impacts than brick and mortar in every category except for the primary energy demand-renewable category. Opposed to brick and mortar, vinyl siding excels in the smog category.
For energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly vinyl siding, turn to Home Pro Exteriors, your trusted deck builder. We offer CertainTeed™ siding that comes with Lifetime Fade Protection. They are also available in various profiles, styles, widths and textures.
Life Cycle Assessment
CertainTeed utilizes Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a reporting tool to demonstrate the sustainability of a product to consumers. This can help customers decide on their purchase and shows them the processes a product goes through, from manufacturing to the end of its lifespan.
Choose Home Pro Exteriors for high-quality siding replacement. Our team specializes in roof replacement, siding installation, deck building and other exterior home remodeling services. Call us at (845) 747-0035 or complete our online form for a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Warwick, NY.