Form Fitting Siding Insulation
Since its introduction in the 1990s, insulated vinyl siding has been growing in popularity among homeowners and construction professionals. In fact, a study by the National Association of Home Builders found that vinyl siding was installed on 32 percent of new homes started in 2012, meaning that it is now the most popular exterior cladding used for new homes.
Read on to learn what makes this type of siding unique.
What is insulated vinyl siding?
Insulated vinyl siding is reinforced with form-fitted expanded polystyrene (a type of foam) insulation permanently laminated into each sheet.
What are the benefits of insulated vinyl siding?
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that a home be properly insulated top to bottom for the greatest energy efficiency. This includes all exterior walls.
Prevent heat loss
Studies have shown that retrofitting homes with insulated vinyl siding increased the R-value (the ability to resist heat flow) and reduced thermal bridging, which encourages heat flow. Specifically, insulated vinyl siding can prevent heat loss caused by wall studs, which often allow heat to pass through. With insulated vinyl, the studs are covered by additional insulation, preventing heat from escaping the home in winter, or entering in summer.
Insulated vinyl siding also can make a home more airtight and help reduce utility bills, though this will partly depend on the climate where the home is located.
Make your home more comfortable
Additional insulation not only improves a home’s energy efficiency, but also can reduce noise levels in a home. If persistent outdoor noise is a problem in your neighborhood, insulated vinyl siding may be worth considering for a more peaceful home.
Insulation also provides an aesthetic benefit to a home. Insulated vinyl panels tend to look straighter and are more resistant to impact hazards, such as hail.
Need insulated vinyl siding for your home?
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