As I write this article, the Kansas City Metro is in the throes of a winter weather event. Currently, the temperature is below zero, and the gusts of wind make it feel like it is -24 degrees outside. In times like these, homeowners analyze their home’s major systems – the furnace, windows, and siding to determine how they hold up against extreme conditions. While your furnace does play an important role, your siding and the quality of its installation have a lot to do with how comfortable you are in your home during severe weather.
Why Siding Matters
But your comfort is just one of the reasons you need to analyze your windows and siding. In addition, your choice of siding determines how much you spend each month on your heating and cooling bills. Energy-efficient windows and siding also prolong the life of your expensive furnace and AC and can make your home quieter while also making it more comfortable and efficient.
Vinyl Siding Offers Great Insulative Properties
But what type of siding offers the most insulation? Insulated vinyl siding is among the most energy-efficient options for your home. Here’s why:
A material’s R-value measures how effective an insulating material is at resisting heat transfer (heat loss and gain). Insulated vinyl siding R-values are significantly higher than all other siding options.
If you are constructing a new home, there are several things you can do to increase its energy efficiency – such as upgrading your walls or insulation. However, if you are completing a home improvement project on your existing home, installing insulated vinyl siding is a cost-effective way to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Additionally, vinyl siding requires little maintenance and improves your home’s curb appeal.
Not All Vinyl Siding is the Same
You have options when selecting vinyl siding. When you begin researching the types of vinyl siding, you’ll see various price points available. However, it’s worth noting that most lower-price options are inexpensive because the products don’t offer the energy-saving benefits of more expensive choices.
Quality Installation is Key
Even the most energy-efficient vinyl siding won’t perform as it should if it’s not installed correctly. Vinyl siding installation is certainly not a DIY project. Instead, look for a locally-owned company with a stellar reputation that has been serving the KC community for years.
Integrity Roofing, Siding, Gutters, & Windows Are Your KC Siding Experts
The team at Integrity will help you select the vinyl siding and insulation that is right for your home. And we hire the best siding installers in KC.
In addition, the leaders and staff of Integrity Roofing, Siding, Gutters, and Windows strive to continually empower and uplift their employees, customers, and community. Integrity Roofing, Siding, Gutters & Windows is based on these core values:
- Honor God
- Excellence in Quality
- Valued & Committed Relationships
- Integrity In All We Do
Please fill out the contact form on our website or call us at one of our three locations to schedule a free in-home consultation and quote.