Insulated Siding as Home Insulation: Guide for Users and Energy RatersAre you a builder, remodeling contractor, architect, energy specialist or other specifier interested in helping homeowners save energy and money on utility bills? VSI created Insulated Siding as Home Insulation: Guide for Users and Energy Raters to help you understand and communicate insulated siding’s home insulation benefits.
This Guide also helps home energy raters understand how insulated siding can be used to help comply with energy code requirements and lower a home’s HERS Index. It explains:
- How insulated siding qualifies to meet the requirements of various residential energy efficiency programs, including ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes Version 3.
- How insulated siding products are tested to determine actual R-value.
- Proper installation techniques necessary to achieve energy performance.
- Various assemblies demonstrating how insulated siding can be used as a component of a high-performance wall to help meet or exceed International Energy Conservation Code requirements for continuous insulation.
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