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Energy-Efficient Siding: Insulated Siding and Its Advantages

One of the things most homeowners look toward for extra energy-efficiency capabilities is their home’s siding. Unfortunately, the average siding doesn’t actually work as well as the other components of your home when it comes to energy efficiency. However, that doesn’t mean an energy-efficient siding doesn’t exist; insulated siding is actually touted as one of the most energy-efficient siding options available.

In this post, DryTech Roofing LLC discusses everything you need to know about insulated siding.

Higher R-Value

Insulation is one of the factors that helps your home remain energy efficient. When it comes to the average siding materials, however, their R-value isn’t among the highest and can even go as low as an R-Value of 0.11. However, since insulated siding comes with a permanent foam backing, it can raise your siding’s R-value as high as R-4, allowing your home to have some additional energy efficiency capabilities.


You’ve likely heard the term insulated vinyl siding being thrown around a lot. However, that doesn’t mean that insulated siding only works for vinyl. In fact, you can also purchase insulated steel, aluminum or fiber cement siding as well. Siding experts such as the ones from DryTech Roofing LLC actually say these products can help you save up to 20% on your energy bills.

Additional Damage Resistance

While they’re not completely invulnerable, insulated siding has proven itself to better withstand strong windows, debris impact during storms, and other damage from tumultuous weather events. This means that you won’t have to worry about replacing your siding immediately. They’re also highly rated for noise reduction, so no matter how strong the weather event is outside, it won’t be noisy in your home.

Better Insulation

Around 25% of your home’s walls are made of wooden wall studs which play a factor to your heat loss and gain. Unfortunately, these wooden studs are very poor insulators that they tend to cause your energy bills to spike. Thankfully, with insulated siding your wall studs are further insulated, preventing them from causing problems to your home’s energy efficiency.

Turn to DryTech Roofing LLC for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of roof repair and vinyl siding installation services. Give us a call at (240) 491-5600 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve homeowners in Maryland and other nearby areas.