The most common home exterior coverage is still vinyl siding according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction. Vinyl siding covers nearly 1/3 of all U.S. homes. In the 1970s and 80s as people home builders searched for safe, affordable and easy to maintain exterior protection, the popularity of vinyl siding soared. These days, vinyl siding in Maryland is mostly found on older homes and some of it is in dire need of being replaced. The modern siding of today is very different than those products that were popular 30 years ago. Considerable improvements have been made in aesthetics and energy efficiency.
Many of the clients of Chesapeake Roofing, Windows & Siding, Inc. in Crofton MD choose to upgrade to insulated siding. The National Association of Realtors reports that insulated siding has one of the highest returns on investments for homeowners. Their website has posted the following: “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.”
Is Insulated Siding Worth It?
According to the Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report, insulated vinyl siding can deliver a greater than 70% return on investment. This attractive yet affordable product is ideal for retrofitting insulation in the exterior walls of older homes. The re-siding process for such a home is much easier and more cost efficient with insulated siding than adding insulation inside the walls of the home. Therefore, although re-siding your home with insulated siding will cost a homeowner more than with vinyl siding, the client will quickly recoup his or her money through lower utility bills.
Also, Chesapeake Roofing’s preferred insulated siding product, manufactured by CertainTeed, is one of the more eco-friendly building materials. CertainTeed, committed to sustainable building products, has created insulated siding that contains 60% recycled content. This measure decreases the consumption of natural resources and qualifies for LEED and NAHB credit.
Choosing insulated siding will also boost your home’s energy performance. Foam backed siding reduces your home’s energy consumption and protects the inside of your walls from condensation, which is a major cause of mold problems. Our insulated siding increases your home’s R-value (measure of insulation performance), reducing annual energy costs by 5% or more.
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Chesapeake Roofing, Siding & Windows services central Maryland including all of Anne Arundel County, Bowie, Crofton, Severna Park, Gambrills, Odenton, Arnold, Riva, Davidsonville, Harwood, Upper Marlboro and Eastern Howard County. If you want to replace your siding with energy efficient insulated siding, contact us for a Free Estimate. Call 1 (866) 607-2851 or request a free estimate online.