Insulated Vinyl Siding

New Standard for Insulated Vinyl Siding Protects Homeowners and Ensures Product Performance

ASTM International, a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards, has recently published ASTM D7793-12 Standard Specification for Insulated Vinyl Siding. This comes after years of hard work by the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI), Progressive Foam, and others. You may wonder, ?why do we need standards?? Today, over 12,000 […]

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Updated LCA Report Proves Vinyl Siding Is Still One of the Most Environmentally-Friendly Siding Products

Updated LCA Report Proves Vinyl Siding Is Still One of the Most Environmentally-Friendly Siding Products A recent life cycle assessment (LCA) released by the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) confirms that vinyl still ranks as one of the most environmentally friendly exterior claddings. The full LCA report (found here), extensively covers the impact that siding products […]

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Study Shows Insulated Vinyl Siding Out Performs Other Exterior Cladding In Impact on Health & the Environment

Vinyl siding is currently the number one exterior cladding across the United States and Canada, with many people choosing it for their homes due to its affordability, design versatility, durability and low maintenance. But have you ever wondered how vinyl siding compares to other siding options when it comes to it’s impact on health and […]

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Study Shows Insulated Siding Reduces Air Infiltration

A recent study conducted by Newport Ventures shows that installing new insulated vinyl siding and a weather resistive barrier on existing homes reduces air infiltration by 12% on average. Reduced air infiltration can contribute to increasing a residential structure’s energy efficiency. While the insulating properties of insulated vinyl siding are becoming increasingly recognized in new […]

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How Much Does Siding Insulation Cost?

When people are considering making improvements to their home, one of the most important questions they ask is ?How much will it cost?? This also tends to be one of the most difficult questions to answer, primarily because each home is unique and every homeowner’s preferences are different. When it comes to siding insulation, there […]

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Custom Home Builder Uses Insulated Vinyl Siding for Model Homes

  We sat down with Paul Schumacher of Schumacher Homes to learn why the largest home builder in the country chose to feature insulated vinyl siding on their model homes. ____________________________________________________? “Hi, I’m Paul Schumacher of Schumacher Homes. Schumacher Homes is the largest custom home builder in the country. Unlike typical home builders, all of […]

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5 Remodeling Projects with the WORST Paybacks

If you’re anything like me, you may be considering starting a remodeling job around your home. My home was built in the early 1900’s, and could definitely use some modern updates. I figured I would be adding to the value of the house while transforming it into the home of my dreams; I quickly learned […]

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April Showers Bring May… Mold?

With spring fast-approaching, many of us can anticipate lots of rain in the forecast. A popular rhyme we learned as children taught us to expect that ?April showers bring May flowers?. But have you ever stopped to consider the potentially ugly side of those April showers? Today we’re talking about mold and mildew, and how […]

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