Vinyl Siding Institute

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The Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc. (VSI) is the trade association for manufacturers of vinyl and other polymeric siding and suppliers to the industry. Among the objectives of VSI are to further the development and growth of the vinyl and polymeric siding industry by helping to develop material, product, and performance standards in cooperation with standards-making organizations and code bodies; engage in product stewardship and outreach activities to enhance the image of the industry and its products; and serve as an information resource to remodelers, builders, planners, designers, architects elected officials, building code officials, distributors, homeowners and other exterior cladding decision-makers on the facts about vinyl siding. VSI is the sponsor of the VSI Product Certification Program and the VSI Certified Installer Program.

Vinyl Siding Institute

 •  December 17, 2015

Whether you are replacing the vinyl siding on your home, installing a new deck, or remodeling your bathroom, it is important you hire a trustworthy contractor for the job. If you fail to research a contractor, you could accidentally hire someone who does poor work or who is unreliable. This could cost you money, especially if you have to hire a new...

Vinyl Siding Institute

 •  November 11, 2015

Starting Dec. 1, 2015, specialty contractors can complete the course wherever and whenever convenient
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) will begin offering its VSI Certified Installer course online on December 1, 2015. "Currently, more than 2,500 specialty contractors in the U.S. and Canada know the value of being designated a VSI...

Vinyl Siding Institute

 •  August 27, 2015

Justly or unjustly, we in the green building movement are often viewed as self-righteous. Most often we are on the forefront of the truth, introducing new building methods and specifying materials that not only protect the environment, but improve building quality. Other times we get it wrong. For example, in pursuit of energy efficiency we ...

Vinyl Siding Institute

 •  August 25, 2015

You’ve no doubt driven down a street, seen a house, and thought, “Yikes! What were they thinking?” Colors can evoke a visceral response, especially on home exteriors. At once both personal and public, colors make a first impression, can accentuate attributes and soften flaws and offer a glimpse into your personality. “Homeowners can be influenced ...

Vinyl Siding Institute

 •  August 25, 2015

If your house is starting to look a little scruffy, you could re-caulk and re-paint, but that’s a lot of work. Plus, you’d be out there again in a few years doing it all over again. And would it really make that much of a difference in the overall look? To really jolt your curb appeal, maybe it’s time to re-side. If so, you’ll want to balance ...

Vinyl Siding Institute

 •  June 17, 2013

June 17, 2013 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — In anticipation of pending changes to the 2015 International Residential Code and the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code, the Vinyl Siding Institute has added insulated siding to its VSI Product Certification Program. These codes, once passed, will require insulated siding that has been certified. ...

Vinyl Siding Institute

 •  January 22, 2013

New LCA data proves vinyl siding’s environmental performance beats fiber cement and brick January 22, 2013 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Vinyl siding ranks as one of the most environmentally-friendly exterior claddings today, as confirmed by a life cycle assessment (LCA) using Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES®) software and published by NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This LCA, being ...