When you think about the components of a well-made home, there are countless components that come into play. From a sturdy roof to a solid foundation, everything works together to keep your home intact, comfortable, and safe. In home construction, siding is an important component that not only improves the curb appeal of your home, but it also can protect your home from harsh weather conditions and extreme temperatures. While you can get basic protection with standard siding, by upgrading to modern, insulated siding, you can save more on energy costs and have a more comfortable feeling home all year long. Here are a few reasons to switch to insulated siding.
1. It Keeps Its Form.
Insulated siding is more stable and sturdy than non-insulated siding. It’s reinforced with contoured foam underneath that supports the siding panel, rendering it more durable and strong. The supportive foam supports the siding’s profile lines to enable wider and flatter profiles compared to non-insulated siding. This means better strength with a greater vareity in looks! Overall, better internal support means more possibilities and a longer life.
2. It Allows Richer Colors.
The extra insulation support allows manufacturers to make siding products in darker, richer colors that were previously difficult to maintain due to extreme temperatures. Because the siding can handle more fluctuations in temperature, it can take on rich reds and dark blues and hold their color for years, instead of opting for lighter colors in fear of extreme heat and fading.
3. Offers A More Stable Appearance.
Foam insulation prevents imperfections that come from the shifting and settling that naturally happens to homes over time. This process causes creases and folds in thin siding products due to lack of support. However, the extra cushioning layer of insulated siding can help reduce the appearance of imperfections due to shifting walls by holding the siding’s form.
4. Energy Savings!
Substantial energy loss happens through faulty or thin siding. By installing insulated siding products, you can keep more heat or air conditioner in the home and have your HVAC work less. This saves you money in utility bills, HVAC maintenance, and in home comfort products like dehumidifiers and humidifiers.
5. Protection from Impacts.
And finally, insulation protects your siding from impact damage. Non-insulated siding has some space between the siding and the wall, which leaves your siding panels susceptible to impact damage from hail, projectiles, and more. Insulation can absorb more of the impact and reduce the appearance of impact marks.
Insulated Siding Installed by Experts
Installing a dependable type of insulated siding is easy when you ask us which products we stand by. We highly recommend insulated siding like Certaineed’s TrueTexture™ planks as well as selections from Mastic and James Hardie. You can find more information about siding in our previous post, Siding 101. This will familiarize you with all the terminology you need to know when discussing siding.
Siding Replacement or Repair in Northern Virginia
Whether you’re looking for better form or function, or simply feel that a new siding is in order, trust Noble Roofing, the preferred choice for roof replacement in Centreville VA and surrounding cities. Give us call at (703) 404-0505 to speak with our roofing and siding experts. You can also request a free estimate through our online request form today.