When it comes to building materials, there’s a measurement known as the R-value, which rates how well a certain material can insulate a building’s interior. The higher the R-value, the better the material is at insulating. Siding materials, however, often rate less than 1 on this scale, with regular siding like vinyl measuring to a mere 0.61. While most siding materials don’t have much in terms of R-value, there is one that can turn all that around: insulated siding.
In this post, siding and roof repair experts from Expert Contracting discuss the advantages that insulated siding has over regular siding material.
One advantage that insulated siding has over standard siding is its R-value. Since insulated siding comes with a permanent foam that fills in the gaps between the siding and wall, the R-value of your exterior cladding is immediately raised. In fact, thermal siding is so energy-efficient that it can raise your R-value ratings as high as R-4. With the raised R-value, your home’s increased energy efficiency can help you save a significant amount on your monthly bills.
Vinyl is the most popular material to pair insulated siding with. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s your only choice. Siding materials such as steel, aluminum, and fiber cement can be paired with insulated siding as well, which can help you save up to 20% on your annual energy bills. Apart from that, thermal siding can also better withstand weather events such as strong winds and storms. To install insulated siding in your home, simply turn to your local siding and roof replacement experts like Expert Contracting.
Reinforces Wall Studs
Around 25% of your home’s walls is composed of wooden wall studs, which contribute to your home’s heat loss and gain. Unfortunately, they’re very poor insulators and can even cause your energy bills to spike up if left unchecked. Installing thermal siding in your home can help insulate these studs and cause significant improvements in your home’s energy performance and comfort.
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