Heat Loss and Moisture: Insulated Vinyl Siding’s Benefits

Heat Loss and Moisture: Insulated Vinyl Siding’s Benefits

Jun 18, 2019

Homeowners face this dilemma when they’re getting new siding: Which would give me better value for my money? Insulated vinyl siding or normal vinyl siding? Quality Home Exteriors, one of the top roofing contractors in the state, helps you decide by elaborating on the benefits of insulated vinyl siding below.

Lower Power Costs

One of the benefits of insulated vinyl siding would naturally be lower power bills. Most assume that this stems from the added insulation. However, this isn’t necessarily the case.

Ask one of your local roofing contractors about this, and they’ll tell you that although insulation can prevent a certain degree of heat loss, it’s thermal bridging that’s the larger issue in an insulated home.

Thermal bridging happens when heat escapes via non-insulation materials, like wall studs and plywood sheathing, or gaps in the insulation. Vinyl siding can significantly reduce the heat loss caused by thermal bridging.

Better Moisture Protection

A 22-month study by the NAHB Research Center has found that insulated vinyl siding has a better drying capacity than conventional wall assemblies. This means insulated vinyl siding allows your home’s sheathing to quickly dry in the event rainwater penetrates it.

Improved Durability and Aesthetic Appeal

Uninsulated vinyl siding is also called hollow vinyl because of the empty space behind its exterior. The lack of support behind the exterior results in a flimsy appearance and increases your siding’s susceptibility to dents. Adding insulation to the back of vinyl siding can help it make look sturdier and increase its resistance to impact. This, in turn, can help increase your home’s curb appeal and extend your siding’s life span.

Why We Recommend Alside® Prodigy® Insulated Siding

Of course, certain brands offer more features and more value for your money than other manufacturers. In addition to all of the said benefits, Alside® Prodigy® Insulated Siding offers increased protection from extreme winds with its patent-pending locking mechanism. Plus, it comes in 21 colors, including seven deeper hues in the new Architectural Palette, giving you a lot of design flexibility.

Quality Home Exteriors offers Alside Prodigy Insulated Siding products. We’ve been a recipient of Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 Award, which is only given to 50 remodeling and roofing companies each year. To set up an appointment, call us at (402) 401-4505 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Lincoln, Omaha and Des Moines.

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