Vinyl is used on many homes because of its versatility. However, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this material.
Learn about the most common misconception about vinyl siding from your local siding and roofing contractor, TJ Exteriors Inc.
Vinyl Siding Is Not Eco-Friendly
Vinyl siding lasts for many years and doesn’t require as much maintenance. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals when cleaning it. Unlike wood, you don’t have to paint it every few years. Materials that have a great lifespan are the ones which are helpful to the environment.
Vinyl Is a Weak Material
Over the years, vinyl products have been innovated to make it stronger and more resistant to wind and weather. Most of today’s vinyl siding can endure winds up to 110 mph.
Vinyl Doesn’t Look Good
Modern vinyl siding is available in almost endless color options. They are also offered in textures similar to wood, cedar shake shingles and other popular materials. Hire a siding replacement and installation expert who offers a wide selection of siding options like TJ Exteriors Inc. Our siding products are backed with some of the industries’ strongest warranties.
Vinyl Is Not Recyclable
The truth is over 1 billion pounds of vinyl are recycled every year. Old vinyl can be recycled into plastic products such as pipes, fencing, garden hoses, and vinyl window products. Tell your contractor that you want your old windows to be recycled if you’re worried about your old vinyl siding going into landfills.
Vinyl Makes Can Fuel Flames
Vinyl resists combustion so it’s not going to make a fire hotter. Many are also concerned about vinyl releasing hydrogen chloride when it burns. While HCL can be harmful when inhaled, the amount released during a fire is very little compared to the concentration of carbon monoxide in a fire.
Choose TJ Exteriors Inc., your leading exterior remodeling contractor, for siding that can beautifully transform your home. You can count on us for high-quality windows, doors, siding and roofing services. Call us at (952) 466-6644 or fill in our online form for a free estimate.