Insulated Vinyl Siding: Is It Worth the Extra Cost?

siding service pictureVinyl siding has long been the most popular choice in siding thanks to its durability and affordability. Over the years, it has also evolved so that there are countless styles to suit any homeowner’s taste. A more recent addition to the vinyl line up is insulated vinyl siding, which is traditional vinyl siding with a special insulation on the backside. The insulation backing helps makes the siding more energy efficient.


By choosing an insulated siding, you will get more benefits than you would with the non-insulated counterpart. Even though any type of siding is known for having good moisture blocking, the extra layer of insulation increases the sidings durability. This is important because moisture can increase the chances of mold and mildew. The extra layer also helps with air tightness because it fits tighter to the exterior of the house.


If you have decided to go with insulated siding for your current siding installation project, then you can rest assured that you can find whatever style you want because it comes in a variety of styles, colors and finishes. So whatever style you have in mind, you should be able to get. You may also be happy to know that insulated vinyl siding is a little longer than the non-insulated, so that means fewer seams for a cleaner look. Also, it creates a tighter look, which will prevent any warping or waviness that may occur with traditional style siding. Insulated options are a bit more expensive, but you should expect your new siding to last about 40-50 years before it needs replaced.


Choosing insulated vinyl siding is a great idea if you want your home’s exterior to look clean and professional, but are also concerned about energy efficiency. This is a worthwhile investment that will last for decades with little maintenance, and all the benefits of insulated vinyl siding over non-insulated makes the slightly extra cost worth it.


If you’re interested in learning more about insulated vinyl siding for your home give us a call. We’re happy to provide more details about our installation process and help you make the best decision for your home. For pricing information click here for a quote.