For decades, American homeowners have made their siding material of choice, thanks largely to its cost-efficiency. Many, however, fail to realize that vinyl siding also plays a vital and growing role in reducing the construction industry’s environmental impact.
With sustainable vinyl siding growing in demand in the home improvement industry, CertainTeed came up with a “closed-loop” manufacturing program. Allstar Construction of Fargo, one of the leading siding and roof replacement contractors, discusses more.
Closing the Life Cycle Loop
According to the manufacturer, vinyl is the only cladding product that can be recycled multiple times into a new one. Through their closed-loop or “cradle-to-cradle” program, the company can manufacture their CedarBoards™ insulated siding using recycled content, including post-consumer siding tear-offs and construction scrap.
Everyone who is involved in this scheme benefits from this program. To begin with, CertainTeed partnered with distributors and recyclers who leave bins at their warehouses across the United States. Contractors bring old vinyl siding scraps to the distributors. Then, CertainTeed can have the scraps recycled to their specifications and buy them back from the recyclers.
A “Green” Product
Siding contractors like us agree on the positive impact of sustainable materials on the environment. However, many consumers have long believed vinyl siding to have a larger environmental impact than other siding materials. To prove this wasn’t the case, CertainTeed subjected their vinyl siding products to a life cycle assessment (LCA).
After further analysis, the company was able to conclude that vinyl is truly a “green” product. It outperformed other siding materials like stucco and brick in terms of sustainability. It is easy to install, requires fewer materials during manufacturing, and has minimal material waste after installation.
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