Insulated vs. Non-Insulated Vinyl Siding

Insulated vs. Non-Insulated Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is low maintenance no matter what; whether it’s insulated or not makes no difference when it comes to that.  However, insulated siding—although more expensive to begin with—can lower energy costs in the long run (above and beyond the savings that pink insulation in the walls provides), reducing its total cost.  Insulated siding has contoured foam that provided added support, helping level the wall under the siding as well as providing added protection from impact damage: Not being hollow underneath, the siding becomes less likely to crack when hit by a stray hockey puck or baseball.  Therefore, insulated siding has some durability benefits as well.  It’s hard to deny that insulated siding also adds to a home’s resale value—exactly because not every home has it, making it a unique selling point to prospective buyers.

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There’s no doubt that insulated siding is not for everyone: Even non-insulated siding is very durable, and very recently constructed homes probably have much better insulation than many older homes.  It’s important to compare insulated and non-insulated vinyl siding options, keeping in mind that some of the added costs of insulated siding will be recouped over time in the form of lower energy bills and higher resale value.

The bottom line when it comes to vinyl siding comes down to two things:

1. Making sure it’s high quality, whether it’s insulated or non-insulated. That’s why Ridge Top Exteriors only sells premium vinyl siding that’s made to last and comes with an iron-clad warranty.

2. Make sure it’s professionally installed, because even the best products, when poorly installed, can cause more problems than they solve.

The bottom line when it comes to vinyl siding comes down to two things: Ridge Top’s friendly installers are masters of their craft, and true experts at installing all types of siding.  Give us a call today; we’ll help you compare different types of siding, choose the one that’s right for you—and offer a FREE, no obligation estimate!

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