When you are looking to replace the siding on your home, there are a variety of factors you need to take into consideration before choosing the best option for you. In today’s world, energy-efficient products are some of the most important factors to consider before investing your money in upgrades. Not only are energy-efficient products typically built using sustainable techniques, but they are also designed to save money. Our team of experts at C&T Siding is committed to helping you get the look you want at the price you want. Here, we will discuss the best options for energy-efficient siding.
How Does Siding Impact Efficiency?
If you replace your current siding with energy-efficient products, your energy bills will likely be reduced. New siding is designed to maintain the airflow within your home. It will keep hot or cool air temperatures outside your home while containing the comfortable air inside. Because the air is contained and does not escape, your bills will be reduced because your air control system will not have to work as hard to maintain the desired temperature. Certain siding options offer more energy efficiency than others, and our team will discuss these materials below.
● LP SmartSide Siding
LP SmartSide siding is the most energy-efficient product we offer at C&T Siding. LP SmartSide is designed with four layers that provide the ultimate barrier between the interior of your home and the conditions outside. These four layers provide more durability than other types of siding. Though this siding option is more expensive than others, it will last for years and is proven to protect your home and save you money in the long run. Different from other siding options, LP SmartSide is available in long panels and is offered in a variety of styles and shades.
● Vinyl Siding
Though vinyl siding options are not quite as efficient as LP SmartSide, it is a more cost-efficient option if you do not want to spend on LP SmartSide. Vinyl siding is designed in a similar manner, though not with the four layers of LP SmartSide. This siding is designed to repel outside air while containing the temperature-controlled air inside the house. Additionally, vinyl siding offers a large variety of colors, textures, shades, and more, which allows you to customize your choice based on the design of your home.
● Seamless Steel Siding
Seamless steel siding is one of the most eco-friendly options on the market. The vast majority of metal used in steel siding is primarily made out of recycled metal. By reusing materials, this siding reduces carbon footprints by immediately taking action to be sustainable. Additionally, seamless steel siding is designed for extreme longevity, in some cases lasting more than 50 years. However, its durability, like other products, is dependent on environmental factors, such as a strong storm that may hit. Additionally, the siding requires little maintenance, comes in multiple shades, and is a good investment in the long run.
● Fiber Cement Siding
The final siding product we offer, fiber cement siding, is also designed to allow for some energy efficiency, as well. Though this siding is not made out of used materials, it is energy efficient due to its durability. Fiber cement siding is designed to last up to 50 years, and when properly installed, it blankets your home to protect it from the air outside and keep the inside air trapped. Additionally, this siding is designed to be especially weather-resistant in the harsh Upper Midwest winters. Fiber cement siding is also low maintenance, comes in a variety of styles, and though it looks like wood, it resists insects and other pests.
Choose a Smart Color
Similar to clothing, the color of your siding does impact the temperature within your home. Like clothing, dark colors absorb heat and are less energy-efficient than lighter colors that reflect the heat and sun’s rays. If the color of your home is dark, it is more likely to attract the sun’s rays and heat up your home, which means your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature, directly impacting your energy costs and carbon footprint. Though you may not like the look of lighter colors on your home, it is important to consider using them to be energy efficient.
Contact C&T Siding Today
If you are in the market for new siding or windows for your Twin Cities or Western Wisconsin home, contact C&T Siding today. Our expert team of certified contractors will help you get the look you want for your house while staying within your budget. Our customers are our first priority, and we will do what we can to ensure your project turns out the way you want it to. Additionally, our experts can offer you advice when it comes to environmentally friendly siding and window options. To learn more about our services or to get a free estimate from one of our professional contractors, give us a call at 651-483-6146 or message us on our contact page.