When it's time to put new siding on your home, your first order of business will be to decide which type of siding appeals to you. A combination of online research, driving through your neighborhood to look at other homes, and speaking to a local siding contractor can help you to make a good decision. Many homeowners opt for vinyl siding, given its affordability and the variety of colors in which it's available. If you're leaning toward vinyl siding, your contractor may ask you if insulated siding interests you. Here are some reasons that you should give serious consideration to this type of siding.
It Keeps Your Home Comfortable
The predominant reason that lots of homeowners choose insulated siding is that it's designed to prevent the loss of hot or cold air from inside your home. During the winter, you want your home to feel cozy and warm. While an insulated attic can prevent heat loss from occurring overhead, there's a risk of heat loss through the walls. Insulated siding has a foam backing that will prevent the heat from inside of your home from escaping. Similarly, the insulation will prevent the loss of cool air from your air-conditioned home in the summer. The result is that you'll feel more comfortable, regardless of the season.
It Can Save You Money
A potential drawback to using insulated siding is that it typically costs more to buy than conventional siding. However, the big financial benefit of this type of siding is that it can save you money in the long term, especially if you're planning to live in the house for several years. A house that loses heat in the winter and cool air in the summer isn't just uncomfortable — it can also have you facing hefty heating and cooling bills. By preventing this temperature exchange, your insulated siding can help to keep your bills lower throughout the year.
It's Less Likely To Sustain Damage
There are a few ways that traditional vinyl siding can sustain damage. For example, when something makes hard contact with it, the siding can often flex and then crack. Cracked siding is a concern because water can seep through the crack and cause damage to the wood behind it. An added perk of choosing insulated siding is that this sort of damage is less likely. The insulation behind the siding will act as shock absorber when something makes contact with it. This can prevent the siding from flexing to the point that it cracks.Share
16 July 2020
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