Relatively new to the market, Insulated vinyl siding is already finding a place in the hearts of the buyers and installers, though they cost 20 to 30 % more per square foot than the traditional vinyl siding.
They can withstand harsh weather conditions, and they do not buckle under impact of any sort very easily. The insulated vinyl siding creates very straight walls and fits in with the contour of the buildings.
Insulated vinyl siding has rigid foam laminated to the back of the panels. This allows the panels to be set symmetrically which helps the panels of the siding not to cave in at the joints. They also don’t need to be painted or stained and thus allow low maintenance.
They also do not allow sound to penetrate into the house, thus acting as a sort of acoustical device. Popular during remodelling specially, insulated vinyl siding is expected to become indispensable in new construction ventures also. Right now, the prices may not suit the pockets of all those who are interested, but it is expected that prices will fall soon, allowing even the ordinary members of the community to use insulation under vinyl sidings.
You can also use another product of the same sort. You can avail of the insulated foam layer which can be used under any brand or style of vinyl siding. This insulated layer is laid on the walls prior to installing the vinyl siding. The foam is made from eco-friendly expanded polystyrene which has the same expansion qualities as the vinyl siding. They have properties which allow the siding to breathe.
These foam panels serve to cover up the irregularities on the wall surface, giving it a smooth look; the panels also lock into one another effectively, giving that seamless finish to the whole get-up. This definitely is an improvement on the waves found on siding walls sometimes. These panels also cover nearly double the area usually taken up by a vinyl siding, thus allowing faster installation. You can save on the heating and cooling costs of your building by installing this insulated layer on the exterior walls. The insulation, whether laminated or fixed separately serve in effectively maintaining the vinyl covering for a longer time without much trouble.
So the next time you decide to go in for a retouch of those old walls of your house, don’t forget to look into the details of using vinyl siding with insulation before taking the final decision.