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Part 3: Insulated Vinyl Siding 101 – Insulated Vinyl Siding FAQ

There are a number of things to learn and love about insulated vinyl siding. In this FAQ page, we aim to address the most common questions that you may have about this cladding material and help you understand it better, so as to make better decisions that involve the material.

We’ve learned about its advantages – but does it have any disadvantages?

Just like all other home-building materials, insulated vinyl siding also has disadvantages. For one, it is pricier than vinyl siding. However, the extra cost may be worth it, as insulated vinyl siding offers better performance in terms of energy efficiency compared to when vinyl siding and insulation are installed separately.

Can you install insulated vinyl siding in any home?

Practically, yes! Insulated vinyl siding comes in different finishes and textures, and it has a classic  style that suits any kind of home architecture. With this type of siding, you can improve your home’s curb appeal while making it more energy-efficient and comfortable.

Does it require more maintenance than regular vinyl siding?

While insulated vinyl siding is a generally more superior material than regular vinyl siding, it does not require more maintenance. An annual wash with soap and water is enough. Pressure-washing is discouraged, though, just as with traditional vinyl siding.

How much does it cost?

The cost of insulated vinyl siding installation varies based on a number of factors: cost and quality of the chosen product and brand, installation service costs, size of the home or wall installation, location, and other incidental costs, such as necessary home foundation repairs, among other things. It is best to consult a professional contractor regarding the estimated cost.

How can I make the most out of this investment?

One of the best ways to make the most out of this investment is to find an experienced contractor with a solid reputation. Insulated vinyl siding must be installed properly for it to perform as expected – good installation practices will ensure that you benefit from its energy efficiency features. You also cash in on comprehensive warranties offered by both the manufacturer and your installer.