Insulated Vinyl Siding Insulated Vinyl Siding
Insulated vinyl siding is a form of vinyl siding that has a rigid foam padding attached to the vinyl. This type of siding is used to increase the insulation value of the siding for the home, as measured by its R value. The higher the R value, the better insulated the home is, particularly in areas of the country that experience extreme weather conditions. Insulated vinyl siding has been used as a building material since the early 1990s. It was invented by Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc., a company that is based in Beach City, Ohio. It provides a way for the home owner to cut the cost of their heating and cooling bills.
The Benefit of Using Insulated Vinyl Siding
The chief benefit of insulated vinyl siding is that it helps reduce the transfer of energy from the home to the outside. This reduction results in lower energy costs associated with heating and cooling a home. The R value produced through the use of insulated vinyl siding is up to 3 times the R value of stucco, brick and fiber and cement siding.