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Are Vinyl Building Products Right for You?

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The options for high quality, stylish, and value-adding vinyl products for the home have skyrocketed in the past decade, making them a great option for your home or investment property.

 

What is Vinyl?

The world’s most versatile plastic, vinyl is a safe and efficient lifestyle material largely derived from chlorine (made from salt) and ethylene (made from natural gas). Vinyl products consume less energy, generate fewer emissions, and save more energy than many other products.

 

Common Uses

Some of the most common uses of vinyl are in the home renovation industry and in municipal infrastructures. There are many applications on the residential side that can help add value to your home, and on the municipal side one of the most important applications is that vinyl pipe can be used to carry fresh water to your family.  For the exterior of your home consider low maintenance, durable vinyl siding, windows, doors, decks, fencing and columns. And inside there are as many designer enhancements including trim, crown moulding, columns, casings and other décor products just to name a few.

Interior Vinyl Molding

Vinyl Safety

As an added bonus, vinyl is non-toxic and considered one of the safest materials to live with. It has been extensively tested and used for decades, and numerous government agencies have confirmed its safety. Government agencies and certifying bodies that clear the use of vinyl products or vinyl components include Canadian Standards Association, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, , ASTM Standards WorldwideAmerican National Standards Institute, North American Building Codes and Consumer Reports.

 

Design

Vinyl is also known for its beautiful design capabilities, with one of a kind wallcoverings and unique furniture pieces. Vinyl is a popular option because it has the perfect balance of functionality and beauty. You can splurge on vinyl without feeling guilty or frivolous, and because vinyl comes in so many shapes, colours and sizes- it really is an ideal design material.

Vinyl Living Room

Vinyl is durable, dependable, and takes care of itself – so that you can take care of yourself and the people and things in your life that matter most.

For more information on vinyl products for your home check out www.vinylisbeautiful.com

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