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

March 28, 2012

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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Is Your Home Up to Modern Energy-Efficiency Standards?

February 29, 2012

Building science has come a long way in recent years. We are learning more every day about how to make homes more energy-efficient while still keeping them affordable. This is even more important to homeowners today than it was in the past because the cost to heat, cool and run a home continues to increase. […]

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Study Shows Insulated Siding Reduces Air Infiltration

February 15, 2012

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?

February 2, 2012

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

January 18, 2012

  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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What is Siding Insulation?

January 4, 2012

If you’re interested in learning about different methods of insulating homes or other structures, then siding insulation is a phrase you definitely need to be familiar with. It can completely change the way you look at insulation; not only does it provide energy efficiency, but it can even improve the performance of the siding and […]

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Why Read Consumer Reviews Before Buying?

October 26, 2011

As consumers, when we consider buying a product or soliciting a service, we will ask friends or family their opinions or suggestions. Generally we tend to value the references of others more than what salesmen or manufacturers tell us about their products and services. Consumer reviews typically represent unbiased, third-party opinions that can help us […]

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5 Tips to Determine if Products are Truly “Green”

September 28, 2011

Remember a time when “green” was simply a color in a crayon box? Ever since the push towards more environmentally conscious ways of living swept the nation, the word “green” has taken on a whole new meaning. Many companies have hopped on the boat to ride the green wave, and consumers are now forced to […]

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Durable Products Can Protect Your Home From Mother Nature

August 31, 2011

Last week, Hurricane Irene caused an estimated $7-$13 billion of damage to properties throughout the ten East Coast states she affected (according to ABCnews.com). A large portion of this damage happened to personal property, such as residences. Many?families are now being forced to not only deal with the emotional strain due to the?devastation, but also […]

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How to Reduce Your Summer Energy Bills

August 3, 2011

?? Right now, people all across the United States are dealing with a?intense heat wave. Many areas have been?placed under?excessive heat advisories and warnings, with temperatures reaching?100? and above. During times like these, most people try to stay indoors whenever possible to keep cool and avoid serious health conditions such as heat?exhaustion and heat stroke. […]

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