When it comes to home improvement, there’s a lot of talk about “energy efficiency.” Energy efficient windows, doors, roofs, and even energy efficient siding are all toted as ways to help your home save energy — and money. Airtight, energy efficient siding can especially help you save money, which is why we offer both vinyl siding and LP Smartside composite siding. But how do they do it? Here are just a few of the benefits.
The main way that energy efficient home appliances save you money is through lowered energy bills. Energy efficient siding is designed to tightly wrap your house so as to keep air from leaking in. And with the right thermal resistance, it will also keep heat from escaping your home. This, in turn, allows your home to stay comfortable, without your heating or cooling systems having to overwork themselves. When your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to heat and cool your home, you’ll notice lower numbers on your HVAC bills, all thanks to tighter energy efficient siding.
Then there’s the durability of the siding to take into account. Wood siding can rot, swell, and warp, which both vinyl and composite siding resist. Composite siding can last for 50 years and is considerably lower maintenance. It even outperforms vinyl, which itself is pretty low maintenance and holds up to the Milwaukee elements well. Thus the money you might have spent on repairing a less durable siding can be saved. You’re also saving on the potential repairs to your HVAC system. The harder your HVAC system has to work to heat and cool your home, the faster it wears down, so in conserving energy, you’re also conserving your HVAC system.
The one advantage wood siding had in the past was its elegant appearance. Now, however, composite siding can take on the look of wood, while still costing considerably less than wood. Wood siding remains one of the most expensive sidings in terms of upfront costs, as well as long-term maintenance costs. Composite siding is more affordable on both fronts. Vinyl siding is even more affordable than both in terms of upfront costs, while still being more energy efficient than wood.
Want to learn more about how energy efficient siding can save you money? Contact Homesealed Exteriors today for more information.