Today’s homeowners are very particular about their home’s looks, but what sets them apart from the homeowners of yesterday is their desire to maximize their home’s greenness, as well. How to make a home more energy-efficient is one of the first concerns every siding and roofing contractor has to deal with these days. And it’s just as well, because new and better siding options offer improved insulative properties.
Installing new siding can help reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Here’s how:
The First Line of Defense
Your home’s siding is its first line of defense against the wind, rain, snow, debris and outdoor temperatures. You can rest easy in your home even during a freezing winter or a searing summer season. Apart from being effective barriers against the elements, you can get modern siding with improved insulation, for even better protection against fluctuating temperatures and sealing thermal bridges around your home.
Lower Energy Use
When your home is practically unprotected from the elements, you have no choice but to keep your HVAC system running at full power and for longer periods of time just to make your home habitable. This forces you to pay more for all that energy, which is mostly wasted.
Together with high-quality roof replacement, good insulated siding contributes a great deal to keeping outdoor temperatures at bay, you can run your cooling or heating system at lower levels and it will still be able to achieve comfortable temperatures. As a matter of fact, you might be surprised by the energy you saved the first time you get your cooling or heating bill after installing new insulated siding.
Bonus: Avoid Moisture Damage
Moisture damage is common in places where there is not enough insulation to protect against the weather. Moisture damage can be in different forms: staining, mold and mildew growth, short circuits, discoloration, wood rot, rust and others.
Roofing Crew can install insulated siding to make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable. We also offer other services, including roof repair and replacement. Get in touch with us today at (865) 919-4847.