Replacing your old siding can enhance your exterior’s appearance, improve your home’s protection against harsh elements and help you maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Some siding options offer better performance and energy efficiency than others.
R-value measures how well an insulating material resists heat transfer. A higher R-value means better insulation performance. There are significant differences among the R-values of siding materials.
In the Southern region, where air circulation is more valued, stucco is very popular. Vinyl is more preferred in the North since the material excels in protecting homes from extreme weather.
It’s important to consider your location when choosing a siding material. Aside from insulating properties, take note of a material’s durability and maintenance. For example, wood may insulate your home better, but it’s more likely to warp and rot than other siding options. Also, proper installation is essential to the efficiency of your siding.
Benefits of Insulated Siding
Insulated or thermal siding features a foam backing that fills the spaces between the siding and the wall. It dramatically increases the R-value of your exterior cladding. You’ll notice a great improvement in your energy use and comfort.
CertainTeed® offers CedarBoards™ Insulated Siding that lets you enjoy a quieter and more comfortable space. On the outside, it resembles natural wood and comes in different colors and finishes. This insulated siding is also available in five popular profiles and supported by a lifetime limited warranty.
Vinyl is the most popular option for insulated siding. However, insulated steel, aluminum and fiber cement are also great options. James Hardie® fiber cement siding is known for its strength and durability. It resists damage from extreme weather, insects, rotting, heat and fire.
Make the most of your investment by choosing Hill Roofing Corporation for your home improvement projects. We only use the best products from leading brands in the industry, backed with comprehensive warranties. You can also rely on our team for your commercial roof replacement and gutter installation. Call us at (703) 291-0311, or fill out our online form to request a free estimate. We work with homeowners in Manassas, VA, and surrounding areas.