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.
Insulated siding may qualify for a low-interest weatherization loan for residential members:
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation.
Tideland Electric Membership Corporation.
Insulated siding can help homeowners qualify for utility bill discounts under ENERGY STAR for Homes or when bundled with other energy efficiency measures:
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation: Residential Electricity Rate Discount.
Duke Energy: Residential Electricity Rate Discount.
PSNC: Residential Natural Gas Rate Discount.
Insulated siding can help builders qualify to the new energy code requirements by using a R2.5 insulated siding or higher in climate zone 4 which includes Raleigh, Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
Due to its ability to reduce thermal bridging, insulated siding can help qualify homes under the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes Program.