According to experts, siding has a wide range of uses around your home. After all, not only does it protect your home from the elements, but it can improve your home’s curb appeal and overall value as well. However, as hard as it is to believe, that’s not the only use of your home’s siding. In fact, while it’s not always widely discussed, it can help improve your home’s energy efficiency as well.
How the Siding Affects Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Nowadays, most siding systems contain insulation. As insulation within a siding system deteriorates over time, a home’s energy efficiency drops as well. This is because once insulation has deteriorated, warm, regulated air can escape your home while warm, outdoor air can seep in. This forces your home to expend unnecessary energy as your heating and cooling system will have to work harder than it should, jacking up your monthly energy bills. As such, it’s vital that you have your siding replaced once it’s at the end of its lifespan as doing so allows you to prevent these problems before they even start.
Siding Materials Best for Energy Efficiency
If you’re looking for siding that can easily improve your home’s energy efficiency, you have a wide range of choices to consider. For instance, vinyl siding is said to be one of the most energy-efficient options as it also comes in an insulated version. In fact, it’s so popular that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, around 36% of new single family homes built in the last year featured vinyl as the principal siding material.
Apart from vinyl, stucco is another energy efficient option that you can consider. However, its energy efficiency isn’t as high as vinyl. Materials you shouldn’t consider, on the other hand, include fiber cement, aluminum or stone as they aren’t as durable or as insulating as the vinyl siding.
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