When it comes to their homes, homeowners tend to look for the components that can help make their home as energy-efficient as possible. One of the components they look to is their siding. However, this isn’t something that you should always do Compared to your roofing system or windows, most siding used on homes don’t have enough R-value to make an impact on your energy efficiency. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t an energy-efficient siding in the market.
In this post, Kroll Construction discusses how insulated siding became the most energy-efficient siding you can use for your home.
To determine a product’s energy efficiency, you’ll have to look at its R-Value. The higher the R-value is, the better it is at insulating your home and by extension, making it more energy-efficient. Most siding materials don’t even reach an R-value of 1 but insulated siding completely subverts that. Thanks to its permanent foam backing, it can raise the R-value of your exterior cladding, gaining an R-value as high as R-4.
Some may think that insulated siding only works well with vinyl. However, siding and roofing contractors will tell you that this isn’t necessarily the case. You can also purchase insulated steel, aluminum or fiber cement as well, all of which has a higher R-value on their own compared to the average vinyl siding.
The average siding can withstand severe weather events if installed properly in your home. However, foam-backed siding like insulated vinyl siding can better withstand winds, debris impact and other weather damage compared to your usual siding materials. They’re also highly rated for noise reduction if you want to make your home quieter than it is.
Better Insulation Capabilities
Approximately 25% of your home’s walls is made up of wall studs, which can contribute to your home’s heat loss and gain. Unfortunately, they’re incredibly poor insulators on their own that they’re detrimental to your home’s energy efficiency. With insulated siding, you can easily avoid this since it can insulate around your wall studs.
Turn to Kroll Construction, one of America’s leading siding and roofing companies, for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of siding installation and attic insulation services. Give us a call at (844) 688-9632 or fill out our contact form to get a written estimate. We serve homeowners in Michigan and other nearby areas.