Now’s the time people start thinking about a spring home improvement project and a popular project many homeowners consider is siding. At New York Sash, we offer high-quality vinyl siding products, which rank as one of the most environmentally friendly exterior claddings for your home!
Vinyl Siding Institute released Today’s Vinyl Siding: Verifiably Green, which provides data that supports the fact that vinyl siding demonstrates exceptional environmental performance – especially when compared to brick or fiber cement.
One of the most notable findings in the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analysis is that vinyl siding outperforms fiber cement and brick in all life cycle stages for environmental and economic performance!
*Insulated siding and fiber cement siding without recycled content data submitted to BEES by individual companies. Source: BEES Online, National Institute of Standards and Technology; http://ws680.nist.gov/Bees; October 2012. The data was collected from published studies, manufacturers and in large part from Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES ®), and developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Other important findings include:[list-ul type=”circle”] [li-row]Compared to vinyl siding, fiber cement contributes almost twice as much to global warming.[/li-row] [li-row]Brick contributes nearly seven times more to global warming/climate change than vinyl siding and more than five times more to global warming than insulated siding.[/li-row] [li-row]Approximately five times more energy is required to manufacture brick and mortar than vinyl siding or insulated siding.[/li-row] [li-row]Vinyl siding and insulated siding release fewer toxic chemicals into the environment than other exterior cladding through their life cycle.[/li-row] [/list-ul]
Besides the aesthetic, durable and maintenance free benefits of vinyl siding – it’s actually a great choice for the environment! If you’re thinking about replacing your siding this spring and are interesting in learning more about vinyl siding, give us a call at (315) 624-7344!