Insulated siding is vinyl siding that incorporates a thick insulation in between your walls and the siding. A foam plastic insulation board, usually expanded polystyrene, is adhered to the back of the siding and is permanently flexible, which allows for expansion and contraction of the vinyl material without warping or cracking damaging occurring.
Benefits of Insulated Siding:
The best benefit of insulated vinyl siding is that it is extremely energy efficient.
Insulated siding also prevents thermal bridging from occurring, which often goes unnoticed in most homes. Thermal bridging is when a poorly insulated material allows an easy pathway for heat flow across a barrier.
Insulated siding increases the r-value of your home, which is the measure of how well your insulation resists heat flow across the material in question.
Insulated siding is available in a variety of colors, patterns and profiles, all of which provide the home with the authentic look of natural wood.
The foam backing that is adhered behind the vinyl siding not only enhances the insulation value of your home, but it also acts as an extra barrier to exterior elements. By filling the hollow space between the siding and interior wall, the backing acts as a shock absorber or buffer against the impact of elements like hail and strong winds. Additionally, it prevents insects from building nests in between the siding cracks.
Minimal maintenance is needed to keep the insulated siding looking and performing its best. It does not need painting and will not fade, crack, chip or peel.
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