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5 Reasons Vinyl Siding Makes A Good Energy Efficiency Upgrade

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Are you looking to make your home more comfortable while lowering your energy bills? Installing siding is a quick fix but very effective in improving a house's energy efficiency because it makes an insulating layer on the exterior walls. There are different types of siding: wood, metal, fiber cement, and vinyl. Vinyl siding has grown in popularity and can be seen in homes across different weather zones in the country. So, what makes it a good choice for an energy efficiency upgrade? 

1. High R-Values

Using insulated vinyl siding in forming a protective barrier raises a home's energy efficiency because it raises R-values of the entire wall structure. R-value stands for resistance value, a material attribute determining how well it resists heat flow. The higher the R-value, the better the insulator. 

Vinyl siding has higher insulation power than other types of siding and can improve a home's energy efficiency significantly. Vinyl siding is also available in different thicknesses, which allow consumers to choose how thick they want their wall to be; more thickness offers higher insulation. 

2. Low Cost and Low Maintenance 

Vinyl siding is a low-cost investment and can save homeowners money on energy bills. The material is durable and will last for decades with little to no maintenance. It requires no painting, staining, or other types of maintenance that many other types of siding need. 

Vinyl is also fire resistant, which means it can help protect a house from fire damage, especially if the wall's structure is already insulated. 

3. Easy to Install 

Installing vinyl siding is not difficult and can be done in a day. The material comes in panels that are easy to cut to fit any house size and can be installed by one person with basic tools. The material does not require special skills or tools to install. An experienced contractor can install siding in a short time.

4. Instant Curb Appeal Boost

Vinyl siding is available in many styles and colors, which allows homeowners to choose the style and color that best matches their home. It is ideal for making an instant improvement without repainting or remodeling a home. 

5. Durable and Long-lasting 

Vinyl siding will not rot, chip, or crack, and can last for decades. This type of siding can help increase the value of a home. It makes a good choice for rainy climates since it's highly resistant to moisture damage. 

Are you looking for a home improvement project with quick returns on comfort and energy efficiency? Talk to a contractor about installing vinyl siding to transform your home's look and feel.