Friday September 26th, 2014 10:57 Environmentally-Friendly Homes

8 Reasons why Vinyl Cladding is a Green Choice for the Home

Vinyl was first developed back in the 1920’s, and quickly became a common element in many products, including wall cladding. Vinyl has since emerged as the world’s second most used plastic, but unlike its counterparts, vinyl has several environmentally-friendly features.

Here’s a list of eight reasons why vinyl siding is a good choice for your house and the environment:

1. Environmentally Sustainable
The main element of vinyl is Chlorine, which is made from salt. This makes up just under 60% of vinyl’s chemical structure, therefore it is a sustainable and cost-effective product.

2. Less Energy During Manufacturing
Vinyl siding manufacturing consumes less than half of the energy necessary to produce bricks and mortar. Vinyl siding also uses less fuel in transportation because it is much lighter than bricks and mortar.

3. Solid Foam Insulated
Prestige Exteriors’ Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding comes with pre-installed solid foam insulation backing. This CFC-free superior insulation will help cut your heating and cooling energy bill, saving money and having less impact on the environment.

4. Long-Lasting
In addition to its environmental credentials, vinyl cladding is very durable, meaning it spends longer on your house and less in a landfill. Confidence is so strong regarding Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding that a lifetime guarantee is offered.

5. Reduced Impact Maintenance
Unlike other products used, vinyl cladding never requires painting, which not only saves you time and money on labour costs, but circumvents the environmental damage from continuous painting. Only mild soap and water is needed for cleaning which ensures that you are not responsible for releasing harmful chemicals into the environment.

6. Recyclable
Recyclability is a fantastic factor in vinyl’s sustainability. In America, more than one billion pounds of vinyl was recycled in the last year. In addition, much of the waste from manufacturing can be recycled right back into the manufacturing process.

7. Less Waste during Installation
In comparison to other types of exterior cladding and exterior materials, the installation of vinyl siding generates very little waste.

8. Releases fewer toxic chemicals than other exterior cladding throughout the life-cycle
Vinyl cladding emits significantly lower levels of toxic chemicals, including mercury and silver, into the environment, compared to other types of exterior cladding.

Protecting the future of our environment and your home.

Because protecting the environment for a sustainable future continues to become a focus in society, vinyl cladding delivers many recognised benefits which make it a green choice for your home.

Prestige Exteriors is a leading supplier of vinyl cladding in Queensland. We choose to install only Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding, which comes with a fifty year transferable manufacturer’s warranty! We clad directly over wood or fibro to leave a beautiful, colourfast and lasting impression. Available in 13 colours.

Discover more about Prestige Exteriors vinyl cladding now, or contact us today.

Looking for a great alternative to painting for your home? For Brisbane Wall Cladding & Brisbane Vinyl House Cladding, call Prestige Exteriors today or visit

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