Insulated Vinyl Siding Can Reduce Your Energy Bills
January and February are good months to think about what you can do this summer to make your home more energy efficient. Winter heating bills may also give you the incentive to take some action.
One of the best ways to lower your cooling and heating bills is to add more insulation to your home. How can you do that without tearing your house apart? Installing insulated vinyl siding might be the answer.
Insulated Vinyl Siding Can Offer Lower Bills and Less Noise
Most major siding manufacturers now offer insulated vinyl siding. Some companies install the insulation, and then attach the siding to the home, while others have the insulation already attached to the back of the siding.
Most insulated vinyl siding options can increase the insulation value of your home up to 25 percent, and some of the products even have an Energy Star rating.
Additional insulation on the exterior of your home can also reduce the amount of unwanted exterior noise that enters. Some brands of insulated vinyl siding offer up to a 30 percent improvement in home soundproofing.
Insulated Vinyl Siding Offers Many Options
Insulated vinyl siding is offered in just about as many colors and styles as regular vinyl siding, so you have many options from which to choose. Some of the more popular styles are:
- Double 4-inch insulated
- Double 4-1/2-inch Dutchlap insulated
- Double 6-inch insulated
- Single 7-inch beaded insulated
Talk to a siding contractor or stop by a home improvement store to check out the available options. Installing insulated vinyl siding this summer may make it a little less frightening to open your cooling bills, and your heating bills next winter.