Insulated Vinyl Siding: The Best Just Got Better
Vinyl siding has many things to it that make it the best, if not the best, side track choices. But just because it is already a good product does not mean that there is no room to do it even better. Insulated vinyl siding represents a significant improvement on the proven vinyl siding product, but what is it?
At its most basic, insulated vinyl tracks are still the old vinyl tracks you have come to know and love, but with one difference: a support layer of insulating foam permanently attached to the back of the material. This forms another layer of insulation between the siding and the walls of your home.
It may seem like a small thing, but the extra layer of foam insulation significantly improves the thermal resistance of the wall. This means that the insulated version is better at keeping outdoor heat outside and indoor heat compared to non-insulated vinyl sidol.
While this contribution to your home's overall energy efficiency is one of the biggest reasons for switching to insulated vinyl siding, the fact is that it's a good investment, in addition to its ability to help lower your heating and cooling bills and share all other features that makes vinyl sheets the best choice of outer material. These features include:
- Return on investment. Although a bit more expensive than its uninsulated brother, insulated vinyl tracks are still cheaper compared to other side tracks. In addition, it can give you up to 80% return on your investment, based only on the reduction of your energy bills.
- Available in a variety of colors and styles. As with ordinary vinyl, insulated vinyl siding systems are available in a wide variety of colors and styles. Vinyl can even be made to mimic the look and feel of the wood, giving you the definite elegance of the higher material without dull maintenance and high costs.
- One of the biggest draws of vinyl is that it is immune to damage from moisture, mold and insects. Also, insulated vinyl siding does not fade after prolonged exposure to the sun and withstand extreme variations in weather, rain, wind, snow and ice, lasts up to 25 years.
- Low maintenance. Given that it's tough, insulated vinyl siding requires nothing more than regular cleaning and routine inspections to keep fit. Vinyl is also color fast so that the outer material never has to scratch or paint.
So what are you waiting for? If you are not already considering replacing your home's existing siding for the new, improved and clearly superior product that is insulated vinyl siding, ask yourself: why not? There is no way you can go wrong with insulated vinyl tracks. With all the established benefits of vinyl, plus the increased energy efficiency and reduced energy bills, it's a smart investment that you will look back on proudly long after your new siding has paid for itself. Don't hesitate to call your local contractor today to learn more about the siding!
Terry Klara is DryTech Roofing & Home Solutions President and Chief Operating Officer. Professional, detail oriented and organized, he has more than 25 years of experience that he gains when he shares his insight on the business on the company's blog.