Thirty years ago, when the USSR collapsed and an American dream was opened before the rapid minds of ordinary Soviet citizens throughout the magnificence: a large family, children, beauty wife, stable work, a car or even two and necessary, two-story, brilliant new siding, cottage.
We looked in foreign films on American houses and amazed: how beautiful, well-groomed, purely, everything like a copy, the dream went to the circulation.
But, let’s take the truth: plastic siding is one of the cheapest finishing materials in the world. Cheaper it only whims on the wall of Kyzyak. Aesthetics in siding a little more than zero, protective functions for a troeuchka, a complex installation system, which many brigades could not master, environmentally friendly material, etc.
So why did he get such a spread?
Everything is very simple: the low cost of restoring the house of insurance. As you know, cottages in the United States and Canada are not essentially capital buildings — it is nothing more than frame-shield structures. Funny chicken coop at maxima.
Yes, he provides its residents with the necessary comfort, but the main thing is in the following: in case of damage, the restoration of the house on insurance will be much cheaper and faster than the stone structure.
In fact, full stone and wooden houses for medium-sized Americans, Canadians and even for many Europeans — non-disabilities.
Compare, a frame house with an area of 250 kV / m in a good area in the United States will cost about $ 2.2 million. With mortgage for 30 years, it will cost the owner of 5.1 million. The same stone house will cost 7 million, and 13 million will come to the mortgage. Therefore, vinyl siding is nothing more than Erzats, who developed Crane firm in 1957 by request A number of insurance companies.
A couple of years ago, our guest was a foreign tourist, so he, when he learned that our village consists entirely of wooden and stone houses (many of which are in 4-floors and 420 squares in areas of 9-16 acres), which are all In private property … His bare grandfather of Kondrati was lacking:
-Sorry, there are almost all residents — workers, this village was built for employees of the plant.
I saw in my eyes: he did not believe!
The life of siding in a soft climate of the United States miraculously coincides with the average mortgage time: for all time, while the house is pledged by the bank, siding does not need to be painted, only wash the hose. Accordingly, the house does not lose in price. Well, the fact that the borrower, after the payment of all debts, the Bank will remain one one with the need to repair the midday … The bank put a bolt with the most deeply thread.
In the US, siding as it was widespread and remained. The lobby of insurance companies and banks are very strong there. But Canada and Europe a few years ago (since 2017) accepted a coupling rate. Motivating this by the fact that siding is not an eco-friendly material.
It is true, but not complete.
Truth is slightly deeper.
The thing is that in the production of siding is used chlorine and oil! And if chlorine in Europe fell, then with oil a specific stress. Its resources near the proud Europeans left for 11 years, then only on the bow to Russia or the Arabs.
Therefore, Europeans have taken a course on the construction of renewable materials. According to the EU Construction Product Directive, it is recommended to use:
Tree — as the most warm and energy saving material!
The EU Directive on full recommends the builders of individual houses to adopt the experience of Norway and use vertical boards with a raised pile when finished houses. And it will look like this:
That is, as my village house, built in the 50s of the twentieth century. In Norway, such a finish, of course, looks more aesthetically, but … the essence is the same.
And it turns out that our villages are now on the advanced European building standards, while all new-fashioned cottage villages, where siding is used — yesterday in construction.