Like most homeowners, you’re concerned with how your house looks to people walking by. But, just as you learned in primary school, looks aren’t everything!

The job of a house is not simply to look good (though that’s important). No, your home’s purpose is to shelter your family. It doesn’t matter what your house looks like if it doesn’t protect you and your loved ones from the elements.

Insulated siding is attractive (especially our own Ashbury I/S vinyl siding) so it will make your house look beautiful, but it has all sorts of other surprising things going for it, too.

Four reasons why your home needs insulated siding:

Temperature Control.
Are there rooms in your home that you avoid because they’re freezing cold in the winter and/or suffocatingly hot in the summer? If so, you certainly aren’t alone. Adding insulated siding to your home will allow you to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the entire home, so you can enjoy every part of your home, all year long.

Energy Efficiency.
Energy efficiency is important for the planet and great for the heating bill. Insulated siding may seem, at first, like a large investment, but the payoff period is a lot shorter than you may think. You’ll be able to lower your energy bill through the winter months. After all, if you don’t have adequate insulation, you’re paying to heat the outdoors! 

Noise Reduction.
Do you live near a busy highway or on a noisy street? If your family is always being disrupted by the noise levels in your neighborhood, insulated siding will make a significant improvement in the way you enjoy your home. In fact, insulated siding can decrease noise levels by up to 45%! 

Protection From the Elements.
Insulated siding is designed to shed water and allow walls to dry quickly, preventing the growth of mold. It will keep you warm on those cold winter nights when the northerly winds gust. But insulated siding also has a built-in ingredient that deters termite infestations. And everyone knows, the only pests that should be in your home are those that you’re forced to invite to Thanksgiving Dinner. 

It’s easy to overlook insulation. After all, it’s not the flashiest element of home construction. But inadequate insulation can lead to many unforeseen problems. Redoing the insulation in your home is costly and time consuming. Insulated siding is an easy, cost-effective way to make your home more comfortable while enjoying the benefits of increased energy efficiency, noise reduction, and pest control! 

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