5 Essential Vinyl Siding Accessories

Undertaking a vinyl installation project is more rewarding if you use the best siding accessories on the market. These are fixtures that personalize your home and give it a flawless look. Most importantly, they can boost functionality and protect your house from damage. With the best vinyl siding accessories, you can strike a balance between … Read more

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Insulated Siding

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Top 3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Insulated Siding

1. Energy Saving Properties
When you choose insulated vinyl siding, theoretically you are adding an extra blanket on your home in the winter and adding 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 outside of the building framing to provide the required total wall R-value for buildings.

2. 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.

3. 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 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 it cleans 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