Energy efficiency is a valuable home feature that homeowners look for in their houses. After all, it can help them reduce their heating and cooling bills by a significant amount. While homeowners look at their windows and roof for energy efficiency updates, they also look toward their siding. Unfortunately, if you’re using the average siding material, your home insulation contractors will tell you that it can’t do much in the way of energy efficiency. However, that doesn’t mean energy-efficient siding doesn’t exist. In fact, insulated siding is the most energy-efficient option there is.
In this post, Abby Windows and Exteriors discuss the four clear advantages that insulated siding has compared to regular siding.
Versatility – While insulated siding is commonly paired up with vinyl, this isn’t the only siding material you can use. In fact, insulated siding can be available with steel, aluminum, and fiber cement siding as well, all of which have a better R-value compared to the average vinyl siding to begin with. This means you can save up to 20% on your annual energy bills.
Added Home Insulation – 25% of your home’s walls is made up of wooden wall studs, which contributes to your home’s heat loss and gain. Unfortunately, they’re such poor insulators that they can be detrimental to your home’s energy efficiency instead of beneficial. By having insulated siding on your home, you won’t have to worry much about that since it can insulate around the aforementioned wall studs.
Higher R-Value – The higher the R-value your material has, the better it is at insulating your home. However, your siding and roof replacement contractors will tell you that the average siding material has so little R-value that it doesn’t even reach an R-value of 1. With insulated siding, on the other hand, you can make your siding’s R-value to go as high as R-4, allowing you to save a significant amount on your heating and cooling bills.
Added Durability – On the other hand, if you think that insulated siding doesn’t have much in the way of durability, it’s actually the opposite. In fact, insulated siding can withstand winds, storm impact and damaging weather events better than the usual siding. It’s even highly rated for noise reduction, making your home quieter than before.
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