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5 Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding in the Winter

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During the winter months, most of our time is spent indoors. Whether you’re hosting family and friends for the holidays or completing interior design projects, staying cozy and comfortable is essential. And what better way to achieve your most comfortable state yet than with insulated vinyl siding that locks in heat? Learn more about the five benefits of insulated vinyl siding and why it’s the preferred choice for homeowners everywhere. 

What is Insulated Vinyl Siding?

Insulated vinyl siding gives traditional vinyl siding an upgrade with a rigid foam layer that acts as a thermal barrier for your home. Contoured insulation fits snugly on each siding panel, keeping your home’s heating and air conditioning within your walls. With a number of siding styles and color options to choose from, insulated vinyl siding can work with any home style. 

home with vinyl siding

Does Insulated Vinyl Siding Work?

Houston homeowners choose insulated vinyl siding for its energy efficiency and enhanced durability. It’s no secret that the more heating and air your home retains, the lower your energy costs will be. Insulated vinyl siding keeps your home comfortable all year long without the need for extensive maintenance. 

Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding

From cost savings and energy efficiency to lesser maintenance and enhanced curb appeal, insulated vinyl siding is the perfect choice for homeowners looking for durable siding with an attractive look. 

1. Energy Efficiency

As we mentioned before, the rigid foam layer within insulated vinyl siding is a powerful insulator, minimizing energy transfer through your home’s walls. Because of this, your HVAC system works more efficiently, reducing the need for constant adjustments to maintain a comfortable temperature. Insulation is designed to keep your home’s heat inside while preventing outside air from entering. Ratings are measured in R-values per inch of thickness, meaning insulation with higher values provides improved climate control and energy efficiency—at a higher price point. Insulated vinyl siding typically has a higher R-value, indicating its superior insulation compared to other materials. Ideal R-values vary based on your climate zone, so be aware that you may not always need the highest rating for your home’s insulation. 

If energy efficiency is your top priority, Window World of Houston carries the 6000 Series Vinyl Siding, which features the thickest insulating foam we offer.

home with vinyl siding 6000 series finish

2. Insect Deterrent

Insulated vinyl siding not only minimizes heat loss but also acts as a physical barrier against unwanted pests. Insects love to hide in gaps and crevices, making traditional vinyl siding the perfect home. Thanks to the physical foam layer within the insulated vinyl siding, insects have a difficult time squeezing their way into your home. 

3. Easy Maintenance

Your home’s siding shouldn’t be a hassle to take care of, especially during the winter months in Houston. Insulated vinyl siding requires minimal upkeep: a thorough power wash once a year is enough to remove any dirt or grime. Plus, you won’t have to worry about cracking your siding in the process, as insulated vinyl siding withstands damage from impact. Our 2000 Series creates a fade-resistant, wood-like appearance without the need to sand, stain or paint it to keep your exterior looking like new.

home with vinyl siding 2000 series

4. Increased Durability

Built with superior strength and stability in mind, insulated vinyl siding remains rigid and flat to your home—even in extreme-force winds or other weather conditions. You’ll have a hard time finding any imperfections since insulated vinyl siding virtually eliminates the appearance of nicks and minor scratches from regular wear and tear.

5. Curb Appeal

While winter isn’t necessarily filled with natural beauty from flowering plants or a lush lawn, insulated vinyl siding effortlessly maintains your home’s stylish appearance while keeping you comfortable. With multiple color options and woodgrain textures available, your insulated vinyl siding can be fully customized—instantly boosting your home’s curb appeal (without the need for landscaping or paint). Consider our two styles of 4000 Series for their unique combination of beauty and performance.

home with vinyl siding 4000 series reinforced finish

Stay Cozy with Window World of Houston

If your home’s siding is in need of a major upgrade, look no further. Request your free estimate from Window World of Houston to learn more about our four vinyl siding options. Also, be sure to ask our team about composite siding, a long-lasting, low-maintenance alternative to vinyl siding that brings the classic look of cedar to your home’s exterior.