Can Replacing Your Siding Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency?
Whether you’re looking to replace single-family residential siding or install commercial siding for large multi-family apartment buildings and complexes, it’s always a good idea to consider energy efficiency when choosing a siding product. Siding boards do a lot more than just make your exterior look pretty. They can also have a huge impact on how well the thermal envelope of your building is secured.
To many homeowners, it’s not always clear the role siding plays when it comes to improving the energy efficiency of their home. Here our experts at Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, show you the many energy-saving benefits of choosing a good siding product for your next re-siding project.
Added insulation. In many homes, the walls are already lined with ample insulation to prevent heat loss. A good siding board can improve this further by creating a barrier between the insulation and the outdoors. Certain siding materials like vinyl from CertainTeed® or fiber cement from James Hardie® are designed to protect your existing insulation while minimizing heat transmission between your home’s interior and exterior.
A stronger defense. Faulty or aging siding boards must always be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If water penetrates your walls, your insulation foam will get soaked. The efficiency of wet insulation drops dramatically. The longer you wait to address these issues, the more likely it will be that you’ll have to pay an ever-increasing energy bill.
The right siding material. Vinyl offers the highest insulation ratings as far as re-siding materials are concerned. These are great options for homes in temperate climates. Fiber cement siding, on the other hand, may not offer the same performance as vinyl, but it makes up for this by lasting twice as long due to its superior durability. Either material is a suitable option for improving your energy efficiency.
At Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, we’re your leading provider of CertainTeed and James Hardie siding products. Give us a call at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our contact form to schedule an energy efficiency consultation and request a free estimate on siding replacements today.