Construction materials account for a significant portion of landfill waste, which is why it’s important to consider your options when selecting a new material.
So, how can you make your siding replacement project as eco-friendly as possible? Twin Cities Siding Professionals shares some of the important decisions you must make:
Think About Durability
First of all, don’t pick a product that needs frequent repairs. Siding panels bear the brunt of harsh weather all the time, so they have to be resilient enough to endure the worst Nature could throw at them.
Engineered stone is a good siding material to consider. It delivers durability at a fraction of the cost.
Choose a Material With Recycled Content
Some manufacturers are more environmentally conscious than others. James Hardie®, for example, goes to great lengths to minimize their impact on Nature.
In addition to durability, sustainability is another vital quality of an eco-friendly product. HardiePlank® and HardiePanel® are some of the most environmentally responsible solutions because they’re manufactured with recycled water and are locally sourced.
Add Adequate Insulation
The installation of insulation helps air-seal your house and increase the R-value of your walls to reduce heat transfer. A spray-foam insulation product, like Icynene®, fills all gaps effectively to keep draftiness to a minimum.
Opt for a Factory-Applied Finish
Avoid field painting when buying a siding system. Paint products emit harmful volatile organic compounds. Twin Cities Siding Professionals attests that these fumes are toxic not only to people, but also to Nature.
When buying a James Hardie product, opt for a ColorPlus® Technology finish, which is a factory-applied coating solution. James Hardie applies several coats, which are 50% more than average residential painter uses.
Cured between coats, this proprietary finish comes with a 15-year warranty protecting against peeling, chipping and cracking. A ColorPlus Technology finish also promises superior fade resistance and consistent application.
Let Twin Cities Siding Professionals carry your siding replacement out the eco-friendly way. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Minneapolis, MN, and any neighboring community.