Vinyl siding is one of the most popular choices for exterior cladding in the United States. It delivers recognized eco-friendly benefits to help make and keep homes green. With today’s concerns for the environment at an all-time high, building homes using this material plays a vital and growing role in ensuring the long-term health of the planet.
The case for these benefits, in fact, has gotten even stronger. A recent report put vinyl siding at the top of the list of preferred siding materials, surpassing other leading exterior cladding in terms of positive environmental impact. A&A Services Home Improvement, home of your local siding and roof replacement pros, discusses this in detail.
The BEES Report
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released a report from its software-based life-cycle analysis tool called BEES, or Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability. In the study, it analyzed impact categories to help better understand vinyl siding’s effects on climate change and the overall environment as compared to other claddings.
It revealed that vinyl siding beat other known exterior siding materials like cedar board, fiber cement and brick and mortar in various categories. For instance, cedar board has a 42% higher smog impact than vinyl siding. Garnering better environmental impact scores (EIS) over these other products, vinyl cladding was proven to be a better choice for green building.
Notable Qualities of Vinyl Siding
Many siding and roof replacement pros believe that the BEES tool has confirmed what many knew all along about using vinyl material for exterior siding. Not only is it easy to install, it also requires fewer materials to manufacture and has minimal material waste after installation.
Also, it doesn’t require painting, staining or caulking like other high-maintenance siding products. More importantly, it’s arguably the most durable cladding available on the market. These are just a few of the reasons why our company carries CertainTeed® vinyl siding products.
A&A Services Home Improvement is the contractor to turn to for your exterior home improvement needs, from siding installation to roof replacement. Call us today at (978) 219-2343 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. Our MA service areas include Salem, Andover, and Peabody.