Vinyl Siding With Foam Insulation

Is an alternative to costly siding materials. Although some contractors still prefer traditional vinyl siding, the Insulated vinyl siding offers a new competitive edge providing several benefits for homeowners and builders. Years ago, the vinyl siding was being replaced by concrete siding, wood siding, and other materials, that were producing better performances. Nowadays, insulated vinyl sidings will offer you a good and low-cost alternative that you must consider when planning your next construction project.

Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding

Insulated vinyl sidings cost is relatively similar to concrete and wood sidings, and higher than traditional vinyl siding. Manufacturers are now adding a wide variety of color to choose from; however, white and beige are still the favorite ones among the industry.

  • Enhanced impact-resistant
  • Some products can allow vapor permeability, allowing the siding to breathe
  • Some of the insulated vinyl sidings come in larger sizes allowing a faster and lower cost installation
  • Better sound control properties when compared to traditional vinyl siding
  • Better weather performance when compared to traditional vinyl siding
  • Less maintenance is required
  • Insulation beneath the vinyl siding reduces the seam problems and gaps due to shrinkage of materials
  • Variety of colors to choose from
  • Insulation foam (usually EPS) does not absorb moisture
  • Save installation time when compared with drop-in foam-backed products
  • Reduced energy bills to homeowners


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Hey, OP here regarding various helpful comments.
1. First, I don't feel so bad doing most but not all areas. Even the areas that I'm skipping are insulated by a reflective foam board (that was installed by the vinyl siding people) and a large number of layers, and has an R-value about 9. When insulated with the blow in cellulose this doubles or triples to R 23 to R 30 for filling in 4in or 6in airspace. R 9 is still pretty good though, considering my old windows + storm windows are only ~R 2, and occupy over 25 sqft, or an equivalent of 120 sqft of the R 9 mildly insulated wall

Results are relative to existing insulation

If the existing insulation is minimal, like one often sees in old farmhouses, that 1" of foam cladding magically doubles your insulation values (or more). If existing insulation is reasonable, the cladding might give you 5 or 10% improvement--less if you already have superior insulation.
Dealing with air leakage has a much bigger bang for the buck in most cases and should be a priority over simply throwing up insulation.
There are some negatives to a foam cladded insulation (mostly related to it being used with vinyl siding which sucks rocks of itself) Clad insulation should not be your primary insulation, just a little gravy on the potatoes

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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  • Avatar Sam R How much does siding cost?
    Mar 03, 2011 by Sam R | Posted in Decorating & Remodeling

    Sooo my parents and i just moved into an old house but it was unfortunately updated with vinyl siding, they are considering replacing it with real wood and are wondering about how much it would cost
    the house is just a little over 5,100 square feet and is located in the Berkshires if that matters at all

    • Siding cost on a 5,100 square foot home (that's over 2.5 times larger than the national average home size) SHORT ANSWER: $25k to $35k Installed (materials and labor) - that's the National Industry Average cost for siding …ou are very smart for asking questions! Do your research & ask lots of questions and your parents could end up saving a ton of money... I'm sure you could come up with something much better to spend that money on. :)

  • Avatar Kristi How do I estimate the amount of wood needed for a 32' x 24' shed/carport?
    Jan 26, 2014 by Kristi | Posted in Do It Yourself (DIY)

    I have been searching the web trying to find a material calculator, but can't find anything. Basically, we are planning on building a 12' x 24' shed with a carport attached to the front side. The carport would be 20' x 24'. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • One thing you can do is go to a store like 84 Lumber, Carter Lumber, or Menards (if you have any of those in your area) and pick out one of their "pre packaged" plans. I can pretty much guarantee you they would …re having it delivered because they will deliver some pieces of lumber that are junk and you will have to return. Its easier to return a couple pieces rather than get toward the end of something and need one or two more.