You want a material that you can trust, a material that you know can hold up under rough conditions. But now homeowners are also thinking about using materials that are made of recycled products or products that can be recycled if they ever decide to replace them. Vinyl is a very environmentally friendly material, not only because it can be recycled, but also helps in the preservation of environmental resources. 57% of vinyl is made from common salt, which is a renewable natural substance.
Vinyl is a long-term product, so it doesn’t require the same kind of attention when it comes to recycling. Having a longer lifecycle means that your vinyl products won’t need to be replaced as often. Choosing a long-term sustainable product will not only save you money and time, but it’s also saving the environment.
For example, look at this vinyl fencing by Vision Outdoor Products. This product has a lifespan of 50+ years, whereas a wooden fence will need yearly maintenance and still only last up to 30 years. As beautiful as wood is, it’s a more expensive option, and after varnishes and stains contaminate it, it is no longer recyclable.