Green Siding

By Chelsea Holden Baker / Published by Dwell
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Dear Dwell: I've already found a company that will recycle my old vinyl siding. Now I'm looking for a fresh, sustainable alternative. Any suggestions? —Roger Knight, Hillside, Illinois

Roger that. Leave the vinyl for your turntable, not your house. One rule of (green) thumb: Stick with materials found in a forest or on the periodic table. Production practices, longevity, and recycled content should also be among your criteria. here are some options to put your well-clad house on the best-dressed list.

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Chelsea Holden Baker

@chelsea_holden_baker

Chelsea is the former online editor of dwell.com. Her architecture chops come from swinging hammers for her father’s design/build business in Maine and living with an architect in San Francisco; a city she loves for its supreme bike-ability.

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