Why Ohio Residents Should Choose Insulated Vinyl Siding
Insulated vinyl siding is simply the best choice to beautify and protect the outside of your home. It remains a popular option in Columbus, Ohio, and around the country. It is one of the easiest and most cost effective home improvement projects that homeowners can undertake.
Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value report shows that Ohioans who protect the outside of their homes with vinyl insulated siding recoup a full 77% of their costs when they sell. That makes insulated vinyl siding a very worthwhile investment if you’re looking to recoup your costs later on.
Vinyl siding is patterned to look like wood but it doesn’t attract insects like termites. That’s hugely appealing if you’ve ever had to worry about wood rot or spraying chemicals to deter pests. In fact, insulated vinyl siding is requires the least amount of annual upkeep. The installation process is straightforward and quick. You can literally, apply the siding and skip regular maintenance. The materials are designed for ease of use and longevity so you can install it and forget about it.
Vinyl Siding Colors
The color of your home is so important to curb appeal. It’s really the first thing people notice when they stop over or drive by. Vinyl siding comes in a wide range of colors so you ultimately have control over the impression your home leaves with visitors.
Color is added to the vinyl during processing so if you scratch the vinyl, the color goes all the way through. Unlike paint, you won’t need to touch it up as the year’s progress. Insulated vinyl siding can be washed periodically, but there really isn’t any other maintenance that needs to be done. That’s partially why vinyl insulated siding is one of the most popular materials for the exterior of a home. It is water and fade resistant and provides the most long lasting and durable “skin” for the body of your home, you will especially see the value of vinyl siding in winter.
Insulated Siding and R-Value
When spring and summer arrive, you may forget about the cold wind that blows here in December. But your insulated vinyl siding will not; it will be quietly waiting for the worst weather so it can help keep you and your family warm. Unlike regular vinyl siding, insulated vinyl siding will increase your home’s R-value and reduce your energy bills. It also helps insulate sound; these materials offer some noise reduction properties, which can be important if your neighbor is right next door.
You’ve probably heard stories of traditional hollow back siding that chips or cracks; insulated vinyl siding has up to five times the impact resistance. We apply a polystyrene backer board, which keeps the siding secure from sagging or denting. Our siding is also “green,” offering recycled-content as part of our commitment to being environmentally sound.