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The Positive Environmental Impact Of Vinyl Siding

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Vinyl Siding is available in many textures and can give any Madison WI home a touch of class.

Vinyl siding is the most popular siding choice among homeowners. Affordability and ease of maintenance are the primary reasons it is such a popular choice.

According to the Vinyl Siding Institute, the durability of vinyl siding continually improves over time. Color retention is a major area of improvement. The result is less need for painting especially compared to wood and other types of siding. Less painting can mean less lead and other additives from paint which can contaminate the environment.

The life span for vinyl has been increasing as well. Because of it’s durability coupled with color retention, there is less turnover of siding materials. No replacement means less manufacturing of replacement siding and less energy expended. Continue reading

Vinyl Siding Is Easy To Keep Clean

Vinyl Siding | Madison WI | Sims Exteriors and RemodelingVinyl siding delivers the great looks and is easy to install. It also has a long life compared to wood siding, without the heavy maintenance. Vinyl siding helps homeowners avoid rotting, splitting and insect damage unlike wood. Or compared with exterior cladding, vinyl siding only requires simple, periodic cleaning with mild soap and a rinse from a garden hose. Continue reading

Siding and Insulating Updates

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Adding insulation under replacement siding improves energy efficiency

Siding your home is a great time to make it more energy efficient than it ever has been.

The way to accomplish this is to retrofit insulation panels underneath where the new siding will be installed. When the insulation panels are installed, it is important use Install Tape 2 on the seams so your home has a wind and vapor barrier for the first time.

Installing insulation panels under the new siding will help keep out cold in the winter and heat in the summer. It will also cause your energy usage to decrease, saving you money and wear and tear on your homes mechanical systems.

With the cold weather here now, this is a great time for siding your home and adding insulation for a warmer and more energy efficient home.

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