No matter what style your home is, there’s a vinyl siding option for you because it comes in a wide range of colors, styles and finishes. It’s durable, long-lasting, and not prone to rot, unlike wood. While this material comes with a lot of benefits, various misconceptions still exist about it.
Discover the truth about vinyl siding from a trusted general contractor.
Myth: Vinyl Siding Is Bad for the Environment
All building materials have impacts on the environment. When measuring the eco-friendliness of a product, one must consider its lifespan. With minimal maintenance, vinyl siding can last for decades. You don’t even need to use abrasive solutions nor paint to keep it clean and appealing. Long-lasting materials are best for the planet. They don’t require as many resources as those siding options that require replacement every few years.
Myth: Vinyl Siding Emits Dioxin
Certain materials create dioxin when burned. While the industrial process used to manufacture vinyl siding does create dioxin, the amount of this gas put into the atmosphere yearly is extremely low. It’s less than one-half of one percent of the total dioxin that reaches the atmosphere. Most of the dioxin released to the air comes from forest fires, volcanoes and other natural sources. Siding repair and replacement experts would guarantee you that today’s vinyl is safe.
Myth: Vinyl Siding Can Worsen a House Fire
Other things can add to the flames during a house fire aside from your siding. Moreover, vinyl siding can help slow down the fire because it resists combustion. Many are also concerned about the hydrogen chloride that is released into the air when vinyl burns. While HCL is a harmful gas, its concentration is comparably less than the carbon monoxide in a fire.
Whether you need a siding or window replacement, 3JM Exteriors, Inc. is here to help. Call us at (630) 985-6494 or complete our contact form to request a free quote. We work with clients in Grove and Naperville, IL.