Whether it’s getting a roof replacement or moving out, homeowners are making more environmentally conscious decisions nowadays. Thanks to this, manufacturers are also starting to follow suit, including those of siding. In fact, a recent report even showed that vinyl siding these days has a better Environmental Impact Score (EIS) than other exterior products. However, vinyl siding isn’t the only material that has an EIS; other siding materials do as well.
In this post, Certified Home Improvement, LLC discusses how vinyl siding compares with other siding materials when it comes to EIS.
Vinyl Siding Vs. Cedar Board
Compared to cedar board, vinyl siding has a lower impact when it comes to ozone depletion, smog, global warming, acidification, eutrophication, and non-carcinogenic impact. However, the category that vinyl siding performs best in is the eutrophication category, impacting only 13% compared to cedar board.
Vinyl Siding Vs. Fiber Cement
Against siding material, on the other hand, both vinyl and insulated vinyl siding have a significantly lower environmental impact on every category available. The category where both forms of vinyl siding show the most promise in is the non-carcinogenic category, impacting only 1% compared with fiber cement. When it comes to ozone depletion and global warming, meanwhile, vinyl siding is at 19% and 21%, respectively.
Vinyl Siding Vs. Brick and Mortar
When comparing vinyl siding to brick and mortar, it has lower impacts in all but one category, which is the primary energy demand-renewable category. Against brick and mortar, vinyl siding performs best in the smog category (11%).
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