Insulated SidingInsulated siding is vinyl siding with rigid foam insulation that is laminated or permanently attached to the panel. In energy codes and energy efficiency programs, insulated siding is recognized as a form of “continuous insulation,” or insulation installed on the exterior of the building that helps reduce energy loss through framing or other building material.
The 2012 International Energy Conservation Code includes insulated siding among the materials that can be used as insulation outside the building to provide the required R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) for buildings in the coldest climates. Learn more about how insulated siding can meet the requirements of energy codes and various residential energy efficiency programs, including ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes.
VSI created Insulated Siding as Home Insulation: Guide for Users and Energy Raters as a free, downloadable resource for builders, remodeling contractors, developers, architects and energy specialists/raters to better understand how insulated siding improves a home’s energy efficiency performance.
We have assembled information about state energy programs and benefits when cladding a house with insulated siding.
Insulated Siding as Home
Insulation: Guide for Users and Energy Raters
Insulated Siding Background
Energy Code and Energy Program Recognition
R-value Testing of Insulated Siding
Proper Installation Techniques for Insulated Siding
Case Study: Building Green with Insulated Siding
Insulated Siding Energy Performance Study