Adding insulation to new siding helps break the the thermal bridge, save energy, and create a more comfortable home.
Most people have new siding installed on their homes for one reason – to improve the appearance of their home. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize this is also the perfect opportunity to add insulation. With siding products lasting 30, 40, 50 years or more, siding can be a once in a lifetime project, and many people will never get this chance to insulate again. There will never be an easier or cheaper time to add insulation to the exterior walls of a home than when new siding is installed.
Thermal Imaging Reveals Energy Loss & Savings
Winter: A thermal camera reveals energy leaking from this home across warm yellow studs and hot red at the top of the wall where cavity insulation has settled over time. After exterior insulation is installed with new siding, the wall registers as a cool blue/green.
Summer: A thermal camera reveals heat from the outdoors leaking across hot red wooden studs, causing the air conditioner to work harder to keep the interior cool. After exterior insulation was installed, the wall appears significantly cooler.