Siding replacement is an opportunity to make your home greener. As you try to do your share in slowing down climate change and conserving natural resources, put sustainability at the center of your project.
As the region’s leader in siding, Twin Cities Siding Professionals shares the key things you’d ask yourself to pick the best material for green building:
How Durable Is the Material?
Longevity is the ultimate indicator of sustainability. A siding system that lasts long essentially delays the need for a frequent replacement. No material can live forever, but unlike products that fail quickly, those that stay serviceable for decades has a positive impact on the environment.
Of all the options, fiber cement is certainly one of the toughest. James Hardie® siding stands up to the rigors of our local climate, remaining in one piece whatever the weather. Be it fire, water, wind, or ice, Hardie products has proven to be unyielding with only carefree maintenance. They’re not subject to siding repair easily, holding their own during Mother Nature’s worst punishments.
What Is the Material Made of?
Green siding materials are big on natural, non-toxic, and recyclable raw ingredients. Beyond the product, scrutinize the manufacturer too. It pays to support brands that go the extra mile to minimize its carbon footprint and conserve precious water.
James Hardie has cemented a great reputation in recycling materials that go into its siding systems. For instance, it reuses water up to four times, literally making every drop count.
Does It Emit VOCs?
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are harmful chemicals that can pollute the air your family breathes. Their usual source is paint, which is why investing in siding that never needs painting means keeping your indoor air quality fresh.
Using the ColorPlus® Technology, the finish on Hardie siding and trim products will grow old without aging. This revolutionary color process is key to making coats that resist cracking, peeling, chipping, and fading. As a result, you can bid farewell to costly and detrimental periodic paint jobs.
We’re an environmentally responsible siding contractor in Twin Cities. Call Twin Cities Siding Professionals today at (651) 967-0873 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation.