Siding: How It Improves Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Your home’s energy efficiency is important for several reasons, but perhaps the two most crucial are these: an energy-efficient home is good both for the environment and for your wallet. There are a number of ways you can improve the overall energy efficiency of your home, yet one of the most beautiful and most effective is to invest in new siding.
Read on as our deck replacement and siding installation experts from Eagle Creek Siding, LLC tell you how siding replacement can improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Provides better insulation. Rigid foam insulation can create a house-wide membrane that restricts airflow in your home’s walls, improving its cooling and heating efficiency. The additional barrier provided by this home upgrade ensures that outside air can’t leak into your house and negatively affect its thermal comfort.
Reduces energy costs. Old, damaged residential siding can cause your HVAC system to work overtime just to bring your home to an even, comfortable temperature. This may result in utility bills that are higher than expected for the season. New siding will mean that your home heating and cooling systems will no longer have to work double-time to maintain a minimal level of comfort.
Stronger defense. Siding is your first line of defense against the elements, protecting your home and family from the sun’s heat and the cold of winter. High-performance siding products that meet the R-value requirements in your area can help you save up to 10% on your annual energy bills.
Choosing Energy-Efficient Siding
The type of roofing and siding material you choose can affect your home’s energy efficiency. Its energy performance, along with durability and longevity, will depend on the materials used. The experts suggest installing siding that has an R-value of at least R-13, which is the value required by building codes and can be seen in most siding materials. However, if R-13 isn’t enough for you, it is possible to install siding with higher values, such as R-15 and R-18, for better energy efficiency.
Eagle Creek Siding has been trusted by the Puget Sound community for single-family siding solutions for more than 35 years. Our team makes the process simple and offers low-maintenance solutions from James Hardie® siding and CertainTeed. We’re also known for our advanced safety standards, and have been honored with the National Association of Home Builders Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE).
When you need siding installation for a single-family home in western Washington, contact Eagle Creek Siding. Call us at (360) 226-6970 or fill out our contact form to get in touch with us.