Standard vinyl siding continues to be one of the most popular siding material choices among homeowners. Its insulated variant, however, possesses qualities that make it even better in terms of aesthetics and function. With the added backing of solid rigid-foam insulation, the siding becomes more durable and resistant to warping and movement.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors, your local siding and window installer, discusses the benefits of insulated vinyl siding.
Highlighting the Advantages
A notable benefit of insulated vinyl siding is that it raises the exterior wall’s R-value albeit in a small amount. In fact, standardized testing revealed a range of increased R-value from 2.0 to 2.7, as well as modest reductions in thermal bridging and an average increase in building airtightness of 11%.
The added insulation also gives the material a firmer, more solid look and feel. It is especially true when they are paired with vinyl replacement windows during installation. Uninsulated ones have hollow spaces behind the vinyl skin, which means the surface gets pushed in easily when pressed on.
Is It Worth the Extra Cost?
However, it should be noted that insulated vinyl siding comes at a high cost. The added insulation at the back of the material raises the cost by at least 20%. Even so, the material provides measurable but quite passable improvements in terms of thermal performance. Choosing this material for home improvement can, in a way, help contribute to an increase in energy efficiency.
Having it installed by professionals is what makes it worth the investment. The benefits of insulated vinyl siding can only be realized through precise installation. At Woodbridge Home Exteriors, we can make it possible.
Our exclusive Woodbridge Classic insulated vinyl siding offers both long-lasting curb appeal and superior performance and our certified installation crews have the experience necessary to install our products with precision and speed.
We also offer other exterior home improvements, including replacement windows and doors. Call us at (972) 217-7585 if you are in Texas, (405) 252-1548 if you are in Oklahoma, and (316) 226-8011 if you are in Kansas. We serve Lubbock and Dallas, TX as well as the surrounding areas.