Review of Foam Backed Vinyl Siding Insulation

Prodigy third Generation siding boards and Crane insulated panels are popular in New Jersey, including Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic county. However, it's our experience, the full back product doesn't always properly insulate your home for the good money you're paying.

"Here is a little secret about insulated siding panels they don't want you to know"

Crane Foam Backed Vinyl Siding in NJ

It's not the best insulator

There are 2 types of insulated siding. One has the insulation glued to the back and the other has the insulation slipped behind when siding is installed. It accomplishes the goal of keeping the siding firm and strong but I don't believe it insulates the house better than dow board insulation. Check out my website for more siding infomation

Save money, it is not always necessary to tear off the old facade to install insulated siding

Why foam backed vinyl siding doesn't insulate well

  • House siding types are different and they can't fit in every angle
  • Cutting vinyl siding tears off the insulation
  • To install you must tear off the insulation with your hands to fit on wall
  • The perimeter around windows, the doors and house are exposed for air drafts.

Basic siding insulation boards cover all areas of your house

A house in Ridgewood or Glen Rock NJ has many angles which Alside's Prodigy vinyl siding or Craneboard can't be completely placed in.

We were introduced by this product by a large sales company we worked with. The company was excited with the new vinyl siding material.

Installing siding years ago, I didn't think much about it. We figured a multimillion dollar reputable company knew what they were talking about.

Our Experience installing insulated siding panels

To install this siding it must be cut with a circular saw because each piece is thick. The conventional way of cutting it with aluminum siding shears will not work, unless you tear off some of the insulation in the back with your hands.

Sometimes you must tear off the back insulation to make siding fit The insulation around the pipe has been torn off Prodigy Insulated Siding Panels - NJ Contractors

The shape of the house doesn't make it possible insulate the entire house. I remember applying it on a house in Union or Hudson county and thinking it wasn't insulating well.

If your house is a box than it could be insulated better because the siding is placed in straight rows and there are not many angles to cut. However, if your house is an old Victorian in Wayne, NJ or Clifton, NJ with many angles than there will be many areas the insulation will not stay. Even if you have a boxed house I believe it still won't insulate properly.


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This is just freaky. Have you heard about it?

CLEVELAND - In neighborhoods across America, there's a strange phenomenon striking homes. Neighbors can't figure out why their vinyl siding is suddenly melting.
Lynne Loudon, said, "I thought maybe it was lightning or because I bought a new microwave."
Some homeowners didn't even know it was happening until 5 On Your Side pointed it out.
"It's a little worrisome," Brian Sult said after we showed him the damage on his home.
Another neighbor described the problem as mind boggling. Their siding not only melted, there was a strange image on their siding

Ogdensburg home rehabilitation program gears up for phase two, on schedule  —
Some homes will receive extensive and visible rehabilitation, including the installation of vinyl siding, roofing and windows. Other homes won't have an obvious exterior update but will have new furnaces or flooring put in.

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