Insulated vinyl siding is a standard vinyl siding that has solid rigid-foam insulation. This siding option is more durable and resistant to warping and movement.
Like standard vinyl siding, the outer part of insulated siding is made of polyvinyl chloride or PVC. Behind it is a layer of expanded polystyrene (EPS). The installation is glued in place, and its backside is flat so that the siding can be installed smoothly on the exterior wall.
The bottom and top edge of the siding is designed to overlap. Insulated siding is nailed in place just like standard vinyl.
Insulated siding can increase the R-value of your home’s exterior cladding. It can have a rating of as high as R-4. With this, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your home’s comfort and energy use. It helps insulate the area around wall studs, which is 25% of a house’s wall. Wooden studs can affect your home’s heat loss and gain as they are poor insulators.
The most popular material for insulated siding is vinyl. However, they are available in insulated steel, aluminum and fiber cement. Experts say that insulated siding can help you save over 20% of your yearly energy cost. Moreover, it offers better resistance against extreme weather events. It’s also highly-rated for noise reduction.
Efficient installation is important for the performance of your siding. Choose Freedom Roofing & Construction, Inc., for your home improvement needs. We specialize in siding replacement, reroofing, gutter installation, roof repair and more. Call us at (217) 610-8193, or fill out our online form for a free quote. We cater to homeowners in Urbana, IL.