Insulated Vinyl Siding

Insulated Vinyl Siding

Homeowners choose the type of siding that is best for their home based off of a variety of factors. Some make their decision because of the color, brand, or installation company, but across the board, the cost of vinyl siding is always examined closely. Insulated vinyl siding is a great solution for those who take price into consideration, and who doesn’t? This post will describe the many benefits that insulated vinyl siding offers.

What is insulated vinyl siding?

According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, insulated siding is vinyl siding that is engineered to incorporate a substantial thickness of insulation. More specifically, insulated siding is a vinyl cladding with manufacturer-installed rigid foam plastic insulation that
is laminated or otherwise permanently attached to the cladding product.

What are the benefits of insulated vinyl siding?

Insulated vinyl siding offers more than one benefit for homeowners. One of the most important benefits is its energy efficiency. The Vinyl Siding Institute also states that in energy codes and energy efficiency programs, insulated siding is recognized as a form of “continuous insulation,” or insulation installed on the exterior of the building that helps reduce energy loss through framing or other building material. As a result of the fact that insulated vinyl siding can reduce heat loss with its “thermal bridging effect,” insulated vinyl siding can help homes become more energy efficient and qualify under the Energy Star Qualified Homes Program.

Architect Magazine online says, “insulated vinyl siding has rigid foam laminated to the back of its panels. The backing increases the siding’s R-value by as much as five times that of conventional backings, which manufacturers claim helps reduce homeowners’ energy bills. As important, it blocks out noise and improves the home’s appearance because the panels don’t cup and won’t dent, manufacturers claim. And like standard vinyl, insulated products don’t require painting or staining and are low maintenance.”

What is the cost of insulated vinyl siding?

The cost of insulated vinyl siding is comparable to wood and fiber-cement siding. While upfront insulated vinyl siding does cost more than traditional vinyl siding, its energy efficiency in the long run makes up for the larger cost at first.

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