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Is Insulated Vinyl Siding Worth the Investment?

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Adding new insulated vinyl siding to your home can be an exciting opportunity for homeowners with plenty of benefits, especially come winter! Much like our regular replacement vinyl siding options, insulated siding is durable, stylish and affordable. The energy efficiency it can provide alone makes it worth considering for your Akron home. Let’s discuss whether insulated vinyl siding is the right choice for your home.

What is Insulated Vinyl Siding?

Insulated vinyl siding includes an extra layer of contoured foam in its design, providing added support to traditional siding panels. It blankets the exterior of a home’s walls to keep unwanted temperatures outside where they belong. In the winter, the insulated vinyl works just like a blanket, keeping your home warm as temperatures plummet outside. And, in the summer, the insulated siding adds another layer that blocks the hot sun from penetrating through your walls and into your home.

Benefits of Insulated Siding

Increased Curb Appeal

With new siding comes a new lease on life for your home’s exterior. Besides the benefit of being new with decades of usefulness in store, insulated siding is particularly resilient with the insulation backing up the siding itself, helping it retain its shape against both everyday and more severe impact damage.


Beyond adding style to your home, insulated vinyl siding comes with an extra layer of protection due to the insulation material backing up the vinyl siding. A home with more traditional vinyl siding without insulation may have gaps between the slats, which could cause minor dings when hit by objects like rocks or baseballs.

Hardy Against Moisture and Insects

Moisture and insects are silent issues that affect homeowners across the country. Insulated vinyl siding products better position your home to handle these issues, since they act as filters for your home. For instance, moisture may accumulate in your home wherever you have a running source of water. While traditional siding is great for energy costs, insulated vinyl siding provides energy savings and additionally helps contain moisture buildup in your home.

Additionally, the materials used in insulation minimize the potential for termites and other pests to enter your home through your siding.

Energy Efficiency

Keeping track of your home’s energy efficiency is always useful so you’ll know if you are overpaying. Insulated vinyl siding reduces the loss of energy through your home’s siding dramatically. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, adding insulation to vinyl siding is a highly effective way to save money on utility bills.

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How Does This Affect R-Value?

Because insulated siding keeps your home from falling victim to unwanted temperature changes, it can increase the R-Value of your home, and help you save on energy bills. When your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work in overdrive to keep the temperatures in your home constant, your energy bills will drop significantly. Not only will you feel the benefits in your wallet, but you’ll also stay comfortable in your home year-round.

Most styles of our insulated vinyl siding come in longer lengths compared to classic vinyl siding, which means 25% fewer seams in your siding. Not only will this improve the aesthetics of your exterior, but it will help prevent waviness in your walls and create a straighter, smoother exterior.

Install Insulated Vinyl Siding in Your Akron Home

Are you ready to get started? There is no time like now to consider replacing your old vinyl with advanced insulated vinyl siding from Window World of Akron. No matter what color, style or budget you’re seeking for your project, we can meet it. Call us today or fill out our free estimate request here to get started!

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