What is Insulated Vinyl Siding?
Insulated vinyl siding, as the name suggests, is vinyl siding that features an added layer of insulation. This insulation is made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, and it’s attached along the back of the vinyl.
While insulated vinyl siding is more expensive to install than standard non-insulated vinyl siding, you’ll definitely recoup the added cost within just a few years after installing it.
The Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding
Insulated vinyl siding looks just like traditional vinyl siding; in fact, in a side-by-side comparison, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. So, why should you consider installing the former over the latter? Here’s a look at some of the benefits that vinyl siding with insulated foam backing offers:
- It’s energy efficient. Insulated vinyl siding is much more energy efficient than standard vinyl siding. Of course, that’s because of the insulation it’s backed with. The R-value (the measure used to determine the insulating abilities of a material) of this type of siding varies between about 2.0 and 5.0., while the R-value of non-insulated vinyl siding is typically below 0.1. That’s a pretty significant difference. Thanks to the insulating abilities of this type of siding, it’s a much more energy efficient choice.
- It saves money. While the initial cost may be more than traditional vinyl siding, over time, you’ll save more money if you install insulated vinyl siding. The insulation prevents heat from escaping your home when it’s cold and blocks it out when it’s hot. As a result, you’ll spend significantly less on heating and cooling costs.
- It improves comfort. Since the material more effectively regulates indoor temperatures, you and your family will enjoy a more comfortable home when you choose insulated vinyl siding. More comfort = increased happiness!
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