What is Insulated Siding?
Insulated vinyl siding is an affordable option to combine exterior weather protection and home energy efficiency.
How does it work?
Basically, it’s traditional vinyl siding fused to a foam insulation that covers the exterior of your home. Insulated siding improves energy efficiency by reducing thermal bridging, which is a weakness in a building structure where energy can escape. Most commonly, this type of energy loss occurs around the studs.
Insulated siding compensates for these areas by providing continuous coverage around the homes exterior. In the summer, this keeps hot air from entering the home and cool air from escaping. In the winter, it’s the reverse.
Is it new?
Insulated vinyl siding was introduced in the late 1990s. Since then, there have been considerable improvements in style and energy efficiency. In addition to vinyl siding, there is insulated fiber cement siding.
Insulated Vinyl Siding Cost
Vinyl siding is less expensive than aluminum, fiber cement, or wood siding. It’s also easier to maintain over time. Insulated siding costs slightly more than regular vinyl siding, however, you’ll save money over the lifetime of owning your home as your energy bills decrease.
In Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Survey, insulated siding reportedly provides a 78% return on investment when you sell your home.
Residing Your Home
Insulated vinyl siding is an affordable, low-maintenance option. Chesapeake Roofing, Windows & Siding, Inc. offers expert installation and a wide range of colors, textures and styles. We are a leader in the Annapolis area for exterior home renovation with more than 30 years of experience.