Important Considerations When Buying Green Materials

Mar. 20 2017

Embracing sustainability is not only good for the environment—it also makes your home healthier and can save you money. Going green helps lower your energy bills, improve your air indoor quality, and admit more natural light. Decreasing your carbon footprint directly reduces the country’s greenhouse emissions.

However, taking a step closer toward sustainable living is more than just choosing between different materials. You need to consider a number of factors to see whether which green products make sense to your unique situation. As the premier provider of sustainable window, siding, and roofing solutions, Vinylume sheds light on key factors to keep in mind.


Compared with products that lack exceptional energy-efficient characteristics, green building materials ensure more savings in the long run. When you work with us, we’ll help you budget for your home improvement project properly. After learning about your needs, we can recommend the best products to meet your sustainability goals that work within your budget.


When buying green building materials for your replacement roofing system, keeping your local climate in mind is paramount. It’s not enough that the products are energy efficient and recyclable. They should also stand up to the specific weather patterns in your region. For instance, we highly recommend GAF’s Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Shingles if you want maximum impact resistance against hailstorms.

When it comes to windows, we suggest our High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ insulated glass. Compared with standard dual-pane glass, this option can make your home up to 47% and 70% more efficient in summer and winter, respectively.


Not all green options have carefree upkeep. Wood is a popular building material because of its strength and rigidity, but it requires periodic painting to prevent moisture damage.

As one of the few eco-friendly replacement window, siding, and roofing contractors, we offer nearly maintenance-free products. Our CertainTeed vinyl and James Hardie® fiber cement siding options require nothing more than a garden hose to stay clean and attractive over the years. Our exclusive Fibrex® material can stand up to intense heat, is impervious to moisture, and never needs repainting.

Our products ensure years of reliable performance with minimal life-cycle costs. You can also expect more energy savings. To get started on your next project, call Vinylume today at (866) 244-8029. We serve White Plains, NY, Fairfield, CT, and the surrounding areas. We’ll be happy to give you a free estimate.

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