Recent developments in vinyl siding shakes


What could look worse than a home bearing rows of cracked and yellowed vinyl siding shakes? A landfill crammed with them. Luckily, recent developments have made vinyl siding shakes a reliable choice for creating beautiful views.

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Oversight of vinyl siding shakes

The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) has begun certifying vinyl siding products to protect consumers. It examines three key points:

  • Product integrity
  • Color retention
  • Installation procedure

The organization maintains the certification process' rigor through random inspections by third-party, accredited agencies and ongoing technical clarifications. The following chart outlines certified product lines:

Manufacturer

Profile

Size

Certified colors

 

Certainteed

 

Northwoods

 

Single 7" Straight Edge Rough-Split

 

15, 2 pending

 

Certainteed

 

Northwoods

 

Single 9" Staggered Rough-Split

 

15, 2 pending

 

Certainteed

 

Northwoods

 

Single 10" Hand-Split

 

7

 

 

 

 

The Foundry

Builder's Edge

7"

None

 

The Foundry

 

Mid America

 

7"

 

None

 

 

The Foundry

 

 

The Foundry

 

 

7"

 

 

None

No product can deliver its best if installed improperly. Be sure to locate and use a certified contractor whenever possible.

Foresight of vinyl

Recently, vinyl siding has become associated with sustainability. All the scrap produced in the manufacturing of vinyl can be recycled, and post-consumer vinyl products can be recycled in a 100 percent closed-loop process. About 70 recycling centers devote themselves to vinyl recycling in North America, and more are likely. VSI points out that the use of vinyl siding reduces the environmental impact of siding renovations in these key areas:

  • Energy consumption
  • Energy costs
  • Carbon dioxide emissions

Vinyl has come a long way since its introduction to the market in the 1960s. Today's vinyl products can beautify the home that is your house and the one that is your planet.

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