Because insulated siding is now recognized as a form of continuous insulation and is proven to save energy, it can help homes qualify for incentives under a variety of state, local, and utility programs, as well as the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes Program.
25% Heat Loss
Wall studs account for up to 25 percent of every wall, which is like having an entire side of the house uninsulated.
How it Works
Insulated siding fights thermal bridging by blanketing the outside walls and limiting energy escaping through the studs, increasing the overall R-value of the wall.
A study to determine insulated siding's effect on energy performance under real-world conditions (after retrofitting existing single-family homes) observed that, in every case, after the insulated siding was installed, less home heating fuel was used.*
*Based on utility bills analyzed for differences in home heating fuel use two years prior and two years following installation of insulated siding (Insulated Siding Energy Performance Study, Newport Ventures, June 2013)
The International Energy Conservation Code recognizes insulated siding as a form of continuous insulation in the 2015 Energy Code, and can be used as part of a compliance package to meet energy codes that are currently adopted.
New home buyers can use insulated siding to help their new home qualify for ENERGY STAR and receive incentives.