Homeowners sometimes fail to notice the benefits of high quality siding apart from its ability to give their homes a huge curb appeal boost. What they don’t realize is that with the right siding material, they can maximize the potential of their heating and cooling systems, which in turn can allow them to save on their monthly utility bills.
Besides looking pretty, siding can help keep your home warm during cold, snowy weather. Insulated vinyl siding, in particular, helps keep heat out during summer (in part by reflecting sunlight) and keep heat in once the weather turns cold—an especially useful feature these days, when snows last well into spring:
The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Sunday that took effect until midnight for much of central Maryland. A winter storm warning was issued for Carroll County later in the evening.
As much as 2 to 4 inches of snow fell in many areas, and as much as 8 inches fell in higher elevations in Carroll County as rain and snow transitioned to all snow throughout the late afternoon and into the evening.
Rain, sleet and snow was heavy at times through the early evening before tapering off from west to east between 9 p.m. and midnight.
Temperatures were in the lower to middle 30s.
To protect against this weather, you should contact siding contractors in Maryland to ask about insulated vinyl siding. This type is durable and offers great value for money no matter what the weather. It provides superior insulation thanks to its foam-backed vinyl material, which stops air and heat from escaping through gaps in your walls. The hot or cool air you are paying for stays inside, allowing the HVAC system in your home to work as designed.
DryTech Roofing and Home Solutions, a leader among Maryland siding contractors, is committed to fulfilling all of your siding needs. Contact DryTech Roofing for a free assessment and estimate today.
(Article and Image from “Spring storm brings snow to parts of Maryland”; March 30, 2014)