Siding

 

Insulated Vinyl Siding

“When new siding is to be installed, it is a good idea to consider adding thermal insulation under new siding.”

-U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Fact Sheet 2008.

Yesterday’s building products did not focus on insulation. Today, exterior insulation is recommended!
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Not all insulated siding meets Department of Energy (DOE) recommendations but we are pleased to offer the brands that do.

Standard Vinyl Siding

If you are a homeowner on a budget, or are not concerned with energy efficiency or sick home syndrome we offer most name brand standard hollow back vinyl siding with standard insulation / foam-backer.

But first, here are some things most homeowners don’t know:

Traditional Hollow Back Unsupported Siding:

  • Standard Vinyl siding is hollow back, unsupported siding.
  • It has a tendency to crack over time.
  • Will chalk over time (excluded from most warranties)
  • Traditional interlocking mechanism pulls apart due to gravity over time

Traditional Insulation:

  • Can contribute to ‘Sick Home Syndrome” (Does not breathe)
  • Doesn’t meet department of energy recommendations (R 1-3)
  • Is combustible