Insulated siding is a new type of siding that’s being used more often. What is insulated siding? It is an external siding that has rigid foam insulation fixed to the vinyl surface. Insulated siding was first brought onto the market in the 1990s and went through several improvements. It has several advantages over standard vinyl siding. Let’s take a look at what makes insulated vinyl siding so great.
With its construction of foam backing, insulated siding can improve the insulation of your home. Though some may argue that the R-rating increase is not significant, every little bit helps. Finding ways to better insulate your home is always a good thing. Insulated siding can also help regulate indoor temperatures throughout your home. You’ll be glad when you open your winter heating and summer cooling bills!
Insulated siding tends to be much more rigid than its vinyl counterparts. The additional foam backing adds a notable “body” to the insulation and doesn’t feel hollow like standard vinyl siding. Have you ever pushed in on vinyl siding or heard it rattle in the wind? This is because of that dead hollow space behind the siding. Insulated siding does not have this void; thus, these issues are reduced significantly. Factor in how insulated siding holds up against stray baseballs, weather conditions such as hail, and small flying debris, and you’ll quickly discover just how much sturdier it is.
Do you live near a busy road or on a town’s main thoroughfare? Then, insulated siding is a great choice for you. You can say goodbye to traffic noise! Insulated siding can reduce the noise by as much as 45%!
One of the design features of insulated siding is to help shed water and allow walls to dry quickly. This feature alone is a huge plus! Mold will not have enough time to grow. Also, with its added rigidity, the gusting winter wind is less likely to put a chill on your evenings. And it’ll keep your home safe from a termite infestation! Termites can’t stand the composition of insulated siding. These insects tend to burrow in the space between traditional vinyl siding and the walls. Not with insulated siding! That gap is gone!
Are you looking to replace your siding? Give Bealing Roofing and Exteriors, LLC a call, and let’s discuss the advantages of insulated siding. Our experienced team is ready and willing to do the work to make the exterior of your home look fresh and new!
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