Due to the costs of energy nowadays, homeowners are constantly looking for ways to make their homes more energy-efficient, so they can save a significant amount on their monthly bills. Thankfully, you can make your home energy-efficient through various ways such as a roof replacement, HVAC maintenance or even installing new windows. However, there is one method that you shouldn’t discount: siding replacement.
In this article, the residential roofing and siding installation professionals of ATD Restoration discuss how a siding replacement project can improve your home’s energy efficiency.
How Siding Replacements Improve Energy Efficiency
While it’s true that siding materials can’t guarantee full energy efficiency, it does play a huge role. If your siding happens to be worn down cracked, or otherwise overused, it can create gaps in the insulative wall of your home.
With that in mind, if you want your siding to help improve your home’s energy efficiency, siding and roofing contractors can also install rigid foam insulation to create a continuous membrane across your property. This restricts the air flow within your home’s walls improving the overall cooling and heating system of your home. However, the insulation of a siding isn’t the only thing that you need to look for: you need to consider the material’s R-value as well.
The R-value of a siding is the measure that determines its ability to insulate energy. According to siding experts, you should install siding with a rating of at least R-13, or the standard energy-efficient R-value required by building codes. This rating can also be found in most options such as steel, vinyl and aluminum siding. If you feel like that isn’t enough for you, however, it’s also possible to install siding with higher R-values like R-15 and R-18 for a higher degree of energy efficiency.
For your home exterior requirements, don’t hesitate to approach ATD Restoration, the leading professionals to approach when it comes to siding and roof repair services. Give us a call at (864) 729-3970 or fill out our contact form to schedule your free estimate. We serve homeowners in Charlotte, NC, and other nearby areas.