Do green homes have any practical benefits? They have quite a few, actually. If you’re planning to make your home is more eco-friendly, we recommend starting with its siding first. Ken Morton & Sons, your go-to company for roof repairs, elaborates on the benefits of eco-friendly siding below.
Ease of Maintenance and Durability
Most eco-friendly siding products have exceptional durability. That’s because siding that lasts longer contributes less landfill waste. However, since durability and ease of maintenance usually go hand in hand, most manufacturers also make sure their green products don’t need a lot of upkeep.
You have several options on the market, but we recommend trying vinyl siding first. Modern vinyl siding can resist winds of up to 110 mph, making it a durable choice. Unlike more conventional siding, vinyl doesn’t need a lot of upkeep to maintain its durability. Well, apart from the occasional scrubbing.
Vinyl siding is also an eco-friendly choice. It has a smaller carbon footprint because it takes less energy to produce vinyl and polymers. Plus, durable vinyl siding contributes less waste to landfills not only because it’s durable but also because it’s recyclable. The majority of discarded vinyl siding is melted and processed into pipes, fencing, garden hoses and vinyl window products.
Choosing a Type of Siding
With all the different brands on the market, it can be hard to choose one. You should have no problem when it comes to the big names—most of them have embraced the sustainability trend. But one manufacturer stands out from the rest: CertainTeed®.
CertainTeed has been focusing on developing affordable eco-friendly products and introducing sustainable management practices to its production lines. Its efforts won the manufacturer the Energy Star® Partner of the Year Award as well an ISO certification. To make sure you get to enjoy all the benefits of eco-friendly siding, only hire certified siding contractors.
One more thing: regardless of the project you’re working on, it’s always a good idea to vet your contractor.
Looking for roofers near me? Ken Morton & Sons, a CertainTeed five-star contractor, offers professional roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (856) 582-8800. Or leave us a message on this form. We serve homeowners in Sewell, NJ.