Why Should You Insulate New Siding?

Most people have new siding installed on their homes for one reason – to improve the appearance of their home. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize this is also the perfect opportunity to add insulation to their home. With siding products lasting 30, 40, 50 years or more, siding can be a once in a lifetime project, and many people will never get this chance to insulate again.

There will never be an easier or cheaper time to add insulation to the exterior walls of your home than when new siding is installed. Exterior insulation can reduce utility bills, provide a more comfortable and quiet home, and create a more durable siding system to help protect one of your biggest investments, your home.

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Winter in Hartville, Ohio: A thermal camera reveals energy leaking from this home across warm yellow studs and hot red at the top of the wall where cavity insulation has settled over time. After exterior insulation is installed with new siding, the wall registers as a cool blue/green.