By installing durable siding, you not only get to save on repair costs, but also reduce your carbon footprint. That’s because, as a rule of thumb, products that last longer contribute less waste to landfills. Here’s how to pick a durable and eco-friendly siding.
Don’t Forget About Ease of Maintenance
Durability and ease of maintenance go hand in hand. Siding can’t be considered durable if it needs a lot of upkeep. If you’re looking for durable and easy-to-maintain siding, we recommend giving vinyl a try.
Standard vinyl siding can withstand winds of up to 110 miles per hour. Plus, compared to other traditional siding materials, it takes less energy to produce vinyl and other polymers. Maintenance won’t be a problem either; there’s no need to paint siding. All you need to do is scrub it with soap once in a while.
If you don’t like vinyl’s characteristically bright colors, manufacturers offer premium siding that mimics the appearance of more expensive siding material like wood clapboard and cedar shake shingles. By installing higher end vinyl siding, you get to enjoy the classic aesthetics of wood without the premium price.
Exploring Other Eco-Friendly Options
The sustainability trend won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Manufacturers have been devoting more funds for the development of green features. That’s because cost-cutting features, such as improved energy efficiency, enhanced durability and ease of maintenance, are essential to sustainable products.
In particular, CertainTeed®, one of the biggest names in the roofing industry, has been developing cost-effective eco-friendly products and establishing sustainable management practices. The company’s efforts earned it the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award as well as an ISO certification.
Want to learn more about what CertainTeed products can do for your home? Ask an experienced contractor.
Commonwealth Roofing & Siding, a contractor with more than 25 years’ worth of experience, offers a wide range of professional home improvement services, including gutter repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (703) 890-0717, or fill out the form on this page. We serve homeowners in Sterling and Chantilly, VA.