Energy Saving Properties
When you choose insulated vinyl siding, theoretically, you add an extra blanket to your home in the winter and sunscreen in the summer. As a result, your energy consumption drops, and so does your energy bill! You can also use insulated siding in combination with vinyl windows for additional savings. Insulated vinyl siding is also recognized as home insulation by numerous energy efficiency programs, including the Hero program in California.
Vinyl insulated siding was also included in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code as a material that is used as continuous insulation. It is outside the building framing to provide total wall R-value for buildings.
Green Environmental Option
While it may seem counterintuitive to mention, vinyl siding is approved by all major green building programs. In BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) testing for life cycle impact, vinyl siding outperformed every other widely used cladding material except cedar, and only when left untreated. This is not a realistic state for cedar, as it will stain, rot and fade during its lifespan. On the other hand, vinyl siding is a permanent solution that remains undamaged. Vinyl siding also ranked higher than brick and fiber cement products such as Hardie Board, which scored among the worst environmental options.
Virtually No Maintenance & a Lifetime Warranty
Unlike traditional cladding materials, vinyl solid-core siding never needs painting! There is never a need to caulk, tuckpoint, or seal. The color pigmentation goes all the way through the vinyl material. It is tough, in addition to being scratch and dent resistant. If you did manage to scratch or gouge, it the color would remain original! The warranty for vinyl siding also covers color fading. Vinyl also requires little maintenance and cleaning up like new with soap and water. Did we also mention that it looks great?
When considering what type of cladding option, there’s no better investment for your home than vinyl siding. Follow us on Facebook