Insulated vinyl siding is an alternative to costly siding materials. Although some contractors still prefer traditional vinyl siding, the Insulated vinyl siding offers a new competitive edge providing several benefits for homeowners and builders. Years ago, the vinyl siding was being replaced by concrete siding, wood siding, and other materials, that were producing better performances. Nowadays, insulated vinyl sidings will offer you a good and low-cost alternative that you must consider when planning your next construction project.
Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding
Insulated vinyl sidings cost is relatively similar to concrete and wood sidings, and higher than traditional vinyl siding. Manufacturers are now adding a wide variety of color to choose from; however, white and beige are still the favorite ones among the industry.
- Increases R value (R-3 or higher)
- Enhanced impact-resistant
- Some products offer an insulation foam underlay, like 'Thermowall'
- Some products can allow vapor permeability, allowing the siding to breathe
- Insulated vinyl sidings can reduce wall irregularities, creating a solid finished wall
- Some of the insulated vinyl sidings come in larger sizes allowing a faster and lower cost installation
- Special manufactured pieces are available to use on corners and windows
- Better sound control properties when compared to traditional vinyl siding
- Better weather performance when compared to traditional vinyl siding
- Less maintenance is required
- Insulation beneath the vinyl siding reduces the seam problems and gaps due to shrinkage of materials
- Variety of colors to choose from
- Insulation foam (usually EPS) does not absorb moisture
- Energy tax credits can be applied by the homeowners
- Save installation time when compared with drop-in foam-backed products
- Reduced energy bills to homeowners
Some manufacturers of Insulated vinyl siding are: