At Sideco, we are interested in so much more than just making your home beautiful. We want your home to be protected for years to come which is why we install a complete James Hardie® moisture barrier system during every siding installation. We want your home to be comfortable and more affordable as well. Adding insulation is a great way to reduce the high cost of heating and cooling your home, and there is no better time than during your siding installation.
The more insulation your home has the less the inside temperature is effected by the outside. How much insulation your home has directly reflects in how much energy you have to give to your heating and/or cooling unit to stay comfortable. Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years.
Superior insulation provides an effective barrier against weather changes outside your home, helping to minimize cold spots and prevent constant fluctuations in temperature. Your home stays comfortable from room to room without the need to bundle up.
Superior insulation keeps your air conditioning from working harder than necessary to keep indoor temperatures cool. If cool air remains in the house, your energy bills start heading down.
Since the walls are open in the process of installing James Hardie® siding, now would be the best time to consider adding insulation. We can utilize the same insulation typically used in new construction which is far superior to the insulation strips tacked into the 'premium' vinyl siding. In spite of their cleverly worded claims, the 'insulation' in vinyl siding has virtually no R value. Our specialists will gladly install insulation on your home for little more than the cost of the materials and labor while they are installing your new James Hardie® Siding; allowing you to recoup your costs in an even shorter period of time. It is a service we are happy to provide for our siding and window clients.
Blown-in cellulose insulation (also called loose fill or wool insulation) is useful in unfinished attics or attics with hard-to-reach areas. Without adequate insulation, summer heat generated there transfers into the living space of the home and increases the demand on the air conditioning system. During the winter, inadequate insulation causes heat loss and overworks the heating system. Properly insulating your attic reduces the rate of heat transfer and stretches your energy dollars.