- Siding is easy to maintain and keep clean. Wash occasionally with soap, water and a garden hose.
- Weather resistant, wood-grain texture panels, in a variety of popular colors.
- The insulation underlayment system may help reduce your energy bills.
- 100% pure color vinyl, so you get permanent color. The color won’t scratch, chip or flake.
A siding replacement project offers an excellent opportunity to boost your home’s energy performance and make your house healthier. Adding a house wrap (which prevents water infiltration and air leaks) and rigid-foam insulation is one of the best ways to reduce energy consumption and protect your home from moisture condensation inside walls—a major source of mold problems—no matter what type of siding you choose.
House wrap is a thin, tough, semi-permeable membrane that’s applied over the outside of wall sheathing and under the siding. It’s designed to block water and reduce air infiltration while allowing moisture vapor to pass through. Using house wrap, along with properly sealed joints at windows and doors, can reduce air infiltration and save on annual energy bills.
Adding insulation increases R-value—a measure of insulation performance. A house with 3-1/2-inch stud walls filled with fiberglass insulation has an R-value of about R-12. Adding rigid foam and house wrap can boost insulating performance to between R-16 to R-20, reducing your annual energy costs 5% or more.