You can say a lot of things about roofs, and most of them might be true. But one thing that nobody can argue with is that roofs are tops. This statement can be taken in several ways. A roof does for the top of your home. It can also act like a "top" or lid for your home, keeping the rain out. Then, there's the third meaning, which is the one we happen to like the most: roofs are the best. (People say things are "tops" when they really like them.) Since we like roofs so much, we've decided to write about them, and you've discovered the blog where we do that.
When it comes time to replace your home's siding, look no further than insulated vinyl siding. There are many options that come with vinyl siding, so there is sure to be one that complements your home best.
1. Energy Efficiency
The main reason to choose insulated vinyl siding is to increase the energy efficiency of your home without having to open up the walls to add more insulation. Insulated siding provides extra insulation because it is constructed over a base of insulated panels. The siding is also designed to go up with fewer air gaps, which means fewer air leaks are present to transfer thermal energy between the inside and outside of your home.
2. Moisture Prevention
The same technology that helps prevent air leaks also keeps out extra moisture that could otherwise create condensation behind the siding panels. The main benefit of less moisture is that there are no worries that mold will grow behind the siding or that rot may affect the home structure. Dry siding also has a longer working life, which is a big benefit for choosing insulated options.
3. Noise Reduction
Insulation doesn't just help with energy bills. The extra layer of insulation inside vinyl siding also works as a noise dampener, so fewer outside noises will disturb you while you are inside. This can be especially nice if you live near a busy street or if you have annoying neighbors that mow the lawn way too early in the morning. When the windows are closed, it should also be nice and quiet inside your home.
4. Weather Protection
Modern vinyl siding is made to better withstand the forces of nature. Insulated panels are even more durable because of their rigid insulated core. Insulated vinyl siding is rated to withstand wind better than most uninsulated options. Some brands are even durable enough to withstand impact damages, such as those experienced in a hail storm.
5. Appearance Improvement
This benefit is true of any siding, as a new installation will give your home an instant makeover once it is installed. Vinyl siding comes in the same large range of colors as standard uninsulated siding. You can even find textured insulation siding that effectively mimics the look of natural wood options. One huge benefit of vinyl is that the color is embedded in the siding, so you never need to worry about fading and color loss.
Contact a vinyl home siding contractor near you to learn more about the siding options that are available.