As a homeowner, there are a number of factors that can affect how much energy you’re using in your home. Most of us naturally think of areas like heating and cooling systems, but did you realize that the vinyl siding on your home can actually have a fairly large impact on your energy usage and utility bills?
At Double T Inc., we have numerous new siding options, including vinyl. Let’s look at the sneaky ways vinyl siding can impact your home’s energy efficiency.
For starters, vinyl siding is the most effective material out there for basic home insulation – though other types will provide at least some insulation as well. Vinyl increases the home’s R-value, a number that tracks thermal efficiency on the exterior of the home. By helping reflect more heat off the surface, your siding will allow your HVAC system to work a little less hard and can reduce your energy bill every month.
Vinyl siding is also one of the greenest materials that’s possible for use on the exterior of a home. It’s manufactured using a very environmentally-friendly process where the byproducts are recycled, then reprocessed into new materials that can be re-used. The process requires less fuel for transport due to lightweight, and produces fewer harmful dioxins.
Vinyl siding is also extremely easy to maintain no matter what time of year it is. Vinyl siding does not experience cracking or rot under negative weather conditions like some other materials might, and various pests like termites and other bugs will stay far away from vinyl materials. While mold and mildew issues are possible with vinyl materials, these generally only arise after poor installation – if you work with pros like ours, this will not be an issue for you.
For more on how vinyl siding can benefit you, or to learn about any of our window or rain gutter services, speak to the pros at Double T Inc. today.