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The Benefits Of Getting Fullback Insulation

April 26, 2022
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6 Reasons New Hampshire Homeowners LOVE Insulated Vinyl Siding

From Top-Notch Energy Efficiency To Rugged Durability, Insulated Siding Delivers TRUE Bang For Your Buck.

Are you a New Hampshire homeowner interested in new vinyl siding? If so, it is an excellent way to increase the curb appeal of your home. But do you know what’s even better than vinyl siding? INSULATED VINYL SIDING. Vinyl siding with fullback insulation delivers the beauty and low maintenance of “normal” vinyl siding… and much more. It lowers your energy bills, withstands the WORST New Hampshire weather… and even helps soundproof your home! Whether you live on the coast, in the mountains, or in the lakes region, we’ve got you covered!

6 Ways Insulated Vinyl Siding Improves Your Home

Let’s face it: You’ll re-side your home only once in your lifetime. That’s why it’s so important to choose siding that will provide you with maximum benefits. Here are 6 ways insulated vinyl siding delivers just that…

1. Lower Energy Bills

If you have high utility bills, insulated vinyl siding may be the best thing for you.  The sidewalls of the home take up the most surface area and lose approximately 35% of your home’s energy! Most homes built after the 1970s have fiberglass insulation in the cavity but it has most likely been compromised.  This is because a quarter of the wall’s surface is wood studs that are not insulated at all.  Cavity insulation also has the issue of settling over time. Vinyl siding with fullback insulation will cocoon your home in a protective layer that prevents the leaking of energy through the walls.  The temperature inside your home will remain more constant, regardless of what the temperature is outside. It also helps protect the home against impact damage, reducing the number of repairs needed for the siding over time.

2. Greater Durability

Fullback insulation fills the gap between the wall and the siding.  It provides additional support for the siding panel.  Additionally, it eliminates waving, sagging, shifting, and warping. Adding additional resistance and greater durability, fullback insulation will help give you a greater return on investment for your siding.  The hollow void behind your siding will be eliminated.  The foam insulation acts as a type of shock absorber.  It reduces the chance of cracking, breaking, and denting.

3. Withstands Hurricane-Force Winds

Vinyl siding installed with fullback insulation is durable enough to meet the requirements for wind characteristics of coastal locations.  It has even been known to stand up to Category-5 hurricane winds.

4. Prevents Mold And Mildew

If you’re worried about mold or mildew because of the weather, look no further.  Vinyl siding with fullback insulation is fully breathable, allowing for the shedding of water.  It has a permeability rating of up to 5.0. You will never have a problem with mold or mildew growing behind your siding. From the summer heat and humidity to the melting snow in the spring, the water will shed right out of your insulation and siding.  You will not have any concerns about costly repairs due to mold or mildew. Additionally, it is treated with a systemic insecticide, protecting it from termites.

5. Improves Overall Comfort

Insulated vinyl siding will also help you if you have rooms in your home that are simply uncomfortable.  If you have certain rooms that do not keep the heat out or that let the cold in, it will help keep the temperature steady with the rest of the house.

6. Noise Dampening

You might live in a noisy neighborhood where all of the sounds come straight through your walls.  Adding a blanket of foam around your home will reduce all incoming noise, making your living arrangements much quieter.

The R-Value Of Fullback Insulated Vinyl Siding

When choosing your siding, you want a product that delivers high R-value.  This value indicates the insulation’s resistance to heat flow.  The higher the value, the better it is at preventing heat from escaping through your walls. Adding fullback insulation to your siding provides an additional R-2.0 – 3.5.  The R-value will increase with the amount of insulation that can be added behind the siding.  This will be sure to keep the temperature constant inside your home and help balance out your electric bills.

Have Your Vinyl Siding Installation Done By An Expert

Not sure what type of vinyl siding is best for your New Hampshire home? Give Universal Windows Direct a call! We’re a locally owned business that will help you choose the exact right siding for your style, needs, and budget. Our siding has undergone extensive testing and has been rated to withstand hail, gale-force winds, ice, and snow.  Excellent panel thickness and a superior lock design help keep panels in the correct position during the most extreme conditions. Bottom line: We promise a low-stress process and ironclad guarantees you can count on. Contact us today and request a free estimate. We would be honored to speak with you.