Are you a homeowner looking for an eco-friendly siding option that is sustainable? Siding material is the largest factor when choosing a sustainable siding option, but there are other factors to consider as well.
Sustainability Siding Factors
Material – The biggest factor people consider when desiring an eco-friendly siding option is the material’s biodegradability. Is the material coming from nature or is it man-made?
Labor – People may also consider the amount of labor outputted and consumed to extract or install a type of siding.
Energy Efficiency – For a siding to be sustainable, it must assist in the overall efficiency of the house. Meaning it must save the homeowner on heating and cooling costs.
Recyclability – Is the siding recyclable? Also did it come from recycled or salvaged material?
Manufacturing – Consider the process that is needed to create the siding material in the first place.
Locally Sourced – Can the siding (regardless of material, etc.) be sourced locally near the home that it will ultimately be installed on. [Read more…]