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You may not realize it, but building green begins long before
products are ready for installation on your home. It begins with a
strong commitment to "source reduction" by the manufacturer. This means
that all aspects of production are designed to help reduce the volume
and environmental impact of waste, while also achieving optimum material
use to create products with a longer service life. At Gentek, we
strongly promote best practices for environmental stewardship and
proudly offer a wide variety of eco-friendly vinyl, steel and aluminum
crafted for a weathertight fit, Gentek windows and patio doors deliver
outstanding energy efficiency to help reduce fuel consumption needed to
heat and cool homes. For even greater energy savings, Gentek windows
are also available with ENERGY STAR® qualified glass packages for
maximum thermal performance and year-round energy conservation.
also recycle virtually all in-plant vinyl scrap 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 are eco-friendly because
vinyl resin is derived largely from common salt - a sustainable and
abundant natural resource.
vinyl siding is performance-engineered to ensure premium product
quality and a long service life. Vinyl siding also helps conserve wood
and other natural resources often used in home construction, and because
it never needs refinishing, it eliminates the need for paint, stain,
and other annual maintenance-related products that can have a
cumulative, negative effect on the environment. It also saves the
energy and resources required to manufacture and dispose of these
Gentek vinyl siding installed with an insulating
underlayment can achieve higher R-values to help keep homes warmer in
winter and cooler in summer with greater thermal efficiency - a top
priority for today's homeowners!
to shield your home from even the most punishing weather, Gentek steel
siding also promotes energy conservation by creating a tight building
envelope for more efficient heating and cooling performance year-round.
terms of strength and stability, steel offers many advantages for
residential building - and has long been North America's most recycled
material.3 The uncompromising endurance of this heavy-gauge siding promises exceptional beauty and lasting protection for your home.
you know that at the end of their long useful life, Gentek aluminum
siding products are 100% recyclable6 and can be reprocessed into similar
products with no loss of quality? Eco-friendly aluminum siding,
soffit, and trim coil further help the environment because they never
need to be repainted, thereby reducing the amount of paint and other
maintenance-related substances entering the waste stream.
INDUSTRY LINKS www.vinylinfo.org www.vinylsiding.org www.aamanet.org www.energystar.gov www.recycle-steel.org/cgi-bin/sridbq3.pl