Choosing Energy Efficient Replacement Siding (The Earth and Your Wallet Will Thank You!)

Did you know that the average American spends around $2,000 on energy each year? Whatever the amount you’re paying, it’s likely you could save yourself hundreds of dollars. That’s right, $200 to $400 of what you’re spending on utilities goes to waste from air leaks around doors, dated A/C systems, and drafts.

So how do you save yourself money on your utility bill each month? One way is to install replacement siding! On top of saving money, increased energy efficiency helps save the planet. Bonus!

Keep on reading to learn all about replacement siding.

What Is Siding?

Imagine siding like fondant on a cake. It provides a finished-looking exterior while protecting the interior of the cake. Siding creates a beautiful, stylized exterior while protecting the interior of the home.

There’s a siding for whatever look you are trying to achieve. Each of these designs suits different styles of home. Siding styles include:

  • Shingles
  • Log
  • Board and batten
  • Clapboard
  • Dutch lap

Siding protects the inside of the home from elements like snow, rain, wind, and extreme weather. It locks the warmth in during the winter and the cool in during the summer.

Types of Siding

Siding comes in different materials and each type has its own pros and cons. Some of the most popular siding options are:

  • Wood
  • Fiber Cement
  • Vinyl
  • Stucco

Wood provides a classic look and is a “greener” material because it’s recyclable. However, wood needs frequent maintenance to stand the test of time. Fiber cement is lower maintenance, but it is heavy to install and non-recyclable.

Vinyl, especially when paired with foam insulation, is energy efficient. But, vinyl is hard to repaint and often needs to be completely replaced instead of fixed up. Stucco, on the other hand, can last a lifetime but is not suitable for rainy weather.

Replacement Siding

If you need siding repair or siding replacement you have a choice to make: do you keep the same siding style or go for something new? If energy efficiency is your main priority, insulated vinyl siding is hard to beat. If upfront cost is most important to you, vinyl may still be the winner.

Replacement siding for your house should match the style of your home and your neighborhood, meet your cost needs, and provide energy efficiency for your home. On this website, you can see some siding definitions and request a free quote for your siding job.

Where Form and Function Meet

Luckily, when you pick replacement siding, you increase the beauty of your house while also increasing the function of your home. New siding appeals to the eye, appeals to your wallet and appeals to the earth. Check out more websites to learn more about this.

We hope this guide gave you a great start on your mission to find the best types of siding for your home. If you have a mission to learn more, check out other great posts on our blog today!

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