Top 3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Insulated Siding
1. Energy saving properties of insulated vinyl siding
When you choose insulated vinyl siding it’s like putting an extra blanket on your home in the winter and like blocking the heat from the sun in the summer with a foam ice chest. The net result is that your energy consumption will drop. Combine vinyl solid core insulated siding with low e vinyl windows for even more savings. In fact, insulated vinyl siding is touted as home insulation by numerous energy efficiency programs like the Hero program here in California.
Vinyl insulated siding is also included in the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code as a material that can be used as continuous insulation outside of the building framing to provide the required total wall R-value for buildings.
2. Vinyl Insulated Solid Core Siding is Green
While it may seem counterintuitive at first mention, vinyl siding has been approved by all major green building programs. In BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) testing for life cycle impact, vinyl siding outperformed every other widely used cladding material except cedar, when left untreated, (which isn’t very realistic). Plus vinyl siding doesn’t stain, rot or fade like cedar.Vinyl siding bested brick and fiber cement products like Hardie Board which scored among the worst environmental options.
3. Vinyl Siding Needs Virtually No Maintenance, and it comes with a Lifetime Warranty
Unlike traditional cladding materials, vinyl solid core siding never needs paint, ever! There is never a need to caulk, tuckpoint, or seal. The color pigmentation goes clear through the vinyl material. It is really tough, scratch and dent resistant. If you did manage to scratch or gouge it the color would remain original. Vinyl siding is also warranted against color fading. Vinyl requires little maintenance, it cleans up like new with soap and water and did we mention that it looks great.
When considering what type of cladding option, there’s no better investment for your home. Follow us on Facebook