Over the past few blogs I’ve discussed the many benefits Vinyl Weatherboard
offers to new home builders and old home renovators; most of these benefits are environmental as well as financial.
I’ve mentioned wind resistance, insulation
, R-Values and energy efficiency but I haven’t yet talked about the manufacturing, sustainability and recycling aspects of the product and why it is environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout its lifecycle. Let’s look at manufacturing first.
The manufacturing of vinyl cladding has developed and improved over the last 60 years through a highly regulated industry both internationally and here in Australia. It’s a process that uses SALT as the main ingredient in a basic chemical process that makes me wish I had paid more attention in Chemistry lessons. Now sustainability.
Almost no waste is generated during production and any by-products are captured and used in other products. Any previous concerns about emissions into the air and waterways have been addressed and managed within strict environmental and productions standards
.The industry even has its own peak industry group in the Vinyl Council of Australia. An important issue to be highlighted is that the vinyl cladding supplied by Vinyl Cladding Professionals
contains no lead
, a highly toxic material, which some low cost claddings use as a colour stabiliser. Our product is manufactured to conform to Australian Standard AS 4256.4 and uses the more expensive element titanium to stabilise colour.
The product is highly recyclable and so any production scrap is recycled during the process and minimal waste is diverted to landfill. When it comes to installation by Vinyl Cladding Professionals, we generate very little waste as it is a completely finished product and does not require extra materials or finishes to be added on site, and if there is anything left over, we can take this away for recycling, too.
And one more thing …
Vinyl cladding is safe to cut, handle and install and does not use or release materials shown to adverse health.
Professionals, we generate very little waste as it is a completely finished product and does not require extra materials or finishes to be added on site, and if there is anything left over, we can take this away for recycling, too.erse health.