Exceptionally energy-smart and weathertight, our windows and patio doors not only reduce fuel consumption needed to heat and cool homes, they also have a long service life and achieve optimal material use and minimal waste in production. Designed for superior thermal performance, our windows with Energy Star® qualified insulated glass packages can help reduce energy costs year round and further reduce consumption of fossil fuels.
Virtually all in-plant vinyl scrap is recycled into other useful products, further reducing the volume and environmental impact of waste. And because vinyl never needs to be painted, it helps eliminate paint, stain and other maintenance-related products from entering the waste stream or releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. Vinyl windows and patio doors also are eco-friendly because vinyl resin is derived largely from common salt - a renewable and abundant natural resource!
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Our Vinyl Windows...
Are so durable that the vast majority of them installed over the past 25 years are still in use. And, at the end of their useful life - like all vinyl - they can be recycled.
Reduce electricity usage! A study conducted by Franklin Associates found that using vinyl over alternative framing options saves the U.S. nearly 2 trillion BTUs of energy per year - enough to meet the yearly electrical needs of 20,000 single-family homes.
Vinyl can be reprocessed and recycled repeatedly. Scrap is routinely recycled into other vinyl products. In fact, 99% of the vinyl used by processors goes into a finished product.
More than 8 million pounds of window profile waste is diverted from landfills annually thanks to successful buy-back programs initiated by window manufacturers.
-Clear View-Vinyl Windows and the Environment. American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) & The Vinyl Institute (VI). March 2007
Our Vinyl Siding
The home that protects you can also help protect the environment. As a durable product with a long service life, our vinyl siding can help reduce the depletion of wood and other precious natural resources commonly used in home construction. And because vinyl siding never needs to be painted, it helps prevent paint, stain, and other maintenance-related products from harming the earth by entering the waste stream or releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.
With a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, our vinyl siding is produced with optimal material use and minimal waste, ensuring nearly all in-plant scrap vinyl is recycled to further reduce our environmental footprint on the earth.
And you might be surprised to know that eco-friendly vinyl is derived largely from common salt - a renewable and abundant natural resource!