Do you want to make the exterior of your home maintenance free so you never have to paint again? Then siding is the thing for you! Siding can make your home hassle free while keeping it beautiful and more energy efficient.
We at Energy View believe that siding should be done as a wall system, not just a piece of vinyl put up on your home. Whether you choose to side your home with vinyl, steel, fiberglass, or fiber cement, you need to protect your home from rain, wind, snow, sun, insects, mold, mildew, and other hazards. A good wall system starts with house wrap such as Tyvek. Simply stated, a good house wrap will protect your walls from wind and water but will still allow you home to breathe. By allowing water vapor to get out and keeping liquid water from getting in, the house wrap helps to protect your home from mold. If the water vapor is unable to get out, it causes the perfect conditions for toxic mold to grow in your walls.
The next part of a wall system is insulation- we recommend a form fitted insulation designed to fit behind your siding panel. Not only does this add insulation to your wall, but makes the siding solid with no hollow spaces. Now the siding on the wall lays flat and level, also causing it to maintain its presentation for a much longer period of time than hollow siding or siding with a flat backer.
The final part of the wall system is the siding itself- by choosing a high quality siding for your home, whether it be vinyl, steel, fiberglass, or fiber cement, you will greatly enhance the quality appearance of your home with a product guaranteed to last much longer than going with a cheap product that can start warping within just months of it being installed. Indeed, while high quality vinyl siding with a complete wall system of house wrap and form fitted insulation will be more expensive than cheap vinyl with no house wrap or insulation, it’s appearance is heads and tails above the latter, offering greater longevity, and most importantly, stronger and more reliable protection for your home and family.