Vinyl was first created in the 1920’s and quickly became a key component in many products, including wall cladding. Vinyl is now the worlds second most used plastic, but unlike its counterparts, Vinyl has many environmentally friendly features.
The main building block for vinyl is Chlorine, made from common salt. This makes up just fewer than 60% of vinyl’s chemical structure. Meaning it is a sustainable and cost effective product.
During manufacturing, Vinyl Cladding consumes less than half of the energy necessary to produce bricks and mortar. Vinyl Cladding is also much lighter than bricks and mortar, meaning reduced fuel consumption during transportation.
Vinyl Cladding’s durability adds to it environmental credentials. Young & Bracey’s range of Duratuff Select is guaranteed for 50 years, meaning it spends more time on your house, and less in a landfill. Vinyl Wall Cladding also never requires painting, saving time and labour costs plus the environmental damage from continuous painting.
Young & Bracey’s range of Duratuff Select Vinyl Cladding also comes with a preinstalled insulation backing. This higher insulation reduces household heating and cooling bills, saving money and the environment.
Recyclability is a key factor in Vinyl’s sustainability. In America, more than 1 billion pounds of vinyl was recycled in the last year. In addition, much of the wastage from manufacturing can be recycled right back into the manufacturing process.