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.
The Commonwealth of Virginia authorizes jurisdictions to offer incentives for insulated siding, including a reduction in local tax rates.
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Virginia's energy code now provides an incentive to choose insulated siding instead of using costly R-15 batt insulation. The code permits using R-13 batt insulation with insulated siding to fulfill its requirement. Consider using insulated siding, a form of continuous insulation, instead of upgrading from R-13 to R-15 batt insulation.
For more information, click here to get the Virginia Construction Code (PDF)
Due to its ability to reduce thermal bridging, insulated siding can help qualify homes under the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes Program.