According to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, vinyl siding is the most common home exterior material. Vinyl siding covers nearly 1/3 of all U.S. homes. Popularity for vinyl siding grew in the 1970s and 80s as people home builders searched for save, affordable and easy to maintain exterior products. Much of the vinyl siding in Maryland is found on older homes and some of it needs to be replaced. Siding today isn’t like it was 30 years ago. There have been considerable improvements in beauty and energy efficiency.
Return on Investment
Many homeowners upgrade to insulated siding when they choose Chesapeake Roofing, Windows & Siding, Inc. The National Association of Realtors says updated siding has one of the highest returns on investments. On their website, they say, “No other feature has as much an impact on curb appeal as siding. Old, worn siding can contribute to a loss of up to 10% of your home’s value.”
According to the Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report, insulated vinyl siding delivers a greater than 70% return on investment. Insulated siding is ideal for retrofitting insulation in the exterior walls of homes. The process of residing a house with insulated siding is much easier and more cost efficient than adding insulation in the walls.
Insulated siding is one of the most eco-friendly building materials. Our most popular brand of insulated vinly siding is by CertainTeed. Committed to sustainable building products, CertainTeed CedarBoards Insulated Siding contain 60% recycled content, decreasing the consumption of natural resources and qualifying for LEED and NAHB credit.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Using insulated siding can also boost your home’s energy performance. Foam backed siding reduces energy consumption and protects the home from condensation inside the walls, which is a major source for mold problems. Insulated siding can increase R-value (measure of insulation performance, reducing annual energy costs by 5% or more.