Insulated vinyl siding offers several advantages over standard vinyl siding. In this blog, siding replacement contractor Hunterdon Siding and Window Company shares an overview of what insulated vinyl siding can do for your home.
Better Impact Resistance
Standard vinyl siding is installed “hollow,” which means there is a gap between the outer vinyl layer and the underlying substrate. When hit by large hailstones or a thrown object such as a baseball, it could easily dent or break the outer vinyl layer. Insulated vinyl siding comes with a preinstalled layer of insulating foam, which eliminates hollow spaces under the vinyl layer. This increases the stiffness of the completed siding installation and improves its impact resistance.
A well-insulated home exterior helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures, which helps reduce indoor heating requirements during winter, leading to substantial energy savings. Insulated vinyl siding installation complements other exterior components, including the roof and fenestrations (windows, entry doors, and skylights) in preventing heat leaks. In summer, it prevents heat from infiltrating your home and helps you save on indoor cooling costs.
Improved Indoor Comfort
Another benefit of an insulated space is you’re less likely to have drafts and uneven temperatures throughout the house. Since the insulated layer is right between the outer layer and the drywall, insulated vinyl siding also helps reduce moisture infiltration and minimizes the chances of indoor mold and mildew growth.
Yet another benefit of insulated walls is they reduce noise from the outside, which is perfect for homes that happen to be situated on a busy street. If you’re caring for an infant, or if you work in the evening shift, a quiet indoor environment can allow restful sleep during the day, especially when combined with insulated windows and blackout curtains. A quiet indoor environment is also ideal for people who record, edit, and produce audio and video content at home.