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

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

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

Here are 8 reasons why vinyl siding is a good choice for your home and the environment:

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

2. Less Energy During Manufacturing
Vinyl siding manufacturing uses less than half of the energy necessary to produce bricks and mortar. Vinyl cladding also uses less fuel in transportation since it’s lighter than bricks and mortar.

3. Solid Foam Insulated
Prestige Exteriors’ Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding comes with a pre-installed solid foam insulation backing. This CFC-free high-rating insulation helps cut the heating and cooling energy costs, saving money and having less impact on the environment.

4. Durable
Adding to its environmental credentials, vinyl cladding is very durable, meaning it spends more time on your house and less in a landfill. We are so confident in Duratuff Select vinyl wall cladding that we offer a lifetime guarantee.

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

6. Recyclable
Recyclability is a wonderful 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 straight 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 through 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.

As protecting the environment for a sustainable future continues to become a focus in society, vinyl cladding delivers many recognised benefits which make it a perfect 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 and 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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