Insulated vinyl siding was recently featured in the April edition of Builder Magazine. The article, titled Exterior Options, outlines the design options, home exterior options, certification programs and innovations that are key to vinyl siding’s long-term success.
No matter what cladding material they select, builders, remodelers and architects want the homes they create to look beautiful and be durable with the passage of time, resulting in satisfied homeowners. The quality of the exterior cladding and its installation are both key to customer satisfaction.
With independently administered certification programs for profiles, colors and the professionals who install them, vinyl siding is the only exterior cladding with both third-party product certification and certified installer programs, both of which are administered by an accredited, independent quality control agency to ensure that products and colors meet or exceed ASTM standards and that installers demonstrate knowledge of ASTM-accepted application techniques.
Insulated siding adds additional benefits to traditional vinyl siding through its performance as an energy-efficient building product. Insulated siding is vinyl siding that is engineered to incorporate a substantial thickness of insulation with manufacturer-installed rigid foam insulation that is permanently attached to the vinyl cladding product. It provides continuous insulation installed outside of the building framing, which helps reduce energy loss and thermal bridging. With these added environmental benefits, insulated vinyl siding can contribute to achieving even more points in the leading green building performance programs. more>