Wood and metal are some of the popular options for siding, but they aren’t the smartest choices if you want an energy-efficient home. These materials offer poor insulation, allowing thermal bridging or escaping of heat.
One of the most trusted siding companies, Woodbridge Home Exteriors discusses an energy-efficient option for your exterior.
Insulated Vinyl Siding
The permanent foam backing in insulated vinyl covers the gaps between the siding and the wall. It masks the exterior to lessen energy loss through the studs, reducing thermal bridging. In construction, the R-value of a material measures how good it is at insulating. Vinyl siding increases the total R-value of the wall, making it a continuous form of insulation as deemed by LEED v4.
Woodbridge Home Exteriors, the authority in siding installation and replacement windows, recommends insulated vinyl siding as it requires minimal maintenance. It doesn’t need painting, staining, or caulking. You can also stop worrying about cracking and insect infestation.
Apart from that, it is the only non-absorptive kind of siding. Moisture can build up in wood siding, which can result in rot and mold, which, in turn, leads to reduced indoor air quality. Metal easily loses its paint and tends to be noisy in harsh weather.
With vinyl siding, however, you can save for up to 20% of your energy bills. It can withstand extreme weather events better than other options as it’s naturally impervious to water.
Choose a company that can provide you with premium vinyl siding like Woodbridge Home Exteriors. Our team also offers expert door and storm window installation. Our services come with a lifetime transferable labor and manufacturer warranty. We help homeowners in Wichita, Topeka, and Salina, KS build durable and energy-efficient homes. Contact us today to learn more about our products.