Air leakage is an invisible enemy, as far as your energy bills are concerned. They account for around a third of all energy consumption in your house. This is huge, especially if you find yourself paying for a higher than normal energy bill.
What causes air leakage, though? The answer is that a home does lose a fair bit of conditioned (either heated or cooled) air, but sometimes it’s just so rampant that it can create problems with your HVAC system. And one of the biggest culprits is leaky siding and windows, as revealed by Woodbridge Home Exteriors, a top window company in Kansas.
That’s why insulated vinyl siding can drastically reduce your dependence on artificial heating and cooling. Here’s how.
The biggest and most obvious reason to install an insulated vinyl siding is because of this. This is thanks to vinyl siding’s R-value, which can increase your home’s by up to 5. If you replace your windows with vinyl replacement windows alongside your siding, you can further improve your home’s overall R-value.
Vinyl doesn’t just prevent air leakage, but it’s also incredibly low-maintenance. Most contractors just install vinyl windows and siding and find them in good, almost pristine condition even years later. Vinyl only requires occasional cleaning and maintaining it, normally just with soap and water.
Vinyl can enhance the overall look of your home. It’s a common misconception that vinyl looks ugly and rubbery, but new vinyl products can be textured and coated that makes them look like authentic wood, stone, or any other material you can think of.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors isn’t just a contractor you can count for vinyl, casement, or double-hung replacement windows. You can also rely on us for all your vinyl siding needs. You can reach us at (316) 683-2400. We serve Salina, Hutchinson, and nearby KS areas.