Siding and insulation technologies are constantly improved, increasing the efficiency of your remodeling project. The two pair up to make a significant contribution to savings in both heating and cooling bills in Madison, WI.
When it’s time to replace your siding, it’s also a perfect time to retrofit styrofoam-type panels to the outside walls. Adding insulation sheathing keeps out cold in winter and heat in summer, which, in turn reduces stress on your mechanical systems.
Siding And Insulation Retrofit Considerations
When new sheathing panels are added and taped, the vapor barrier created not only keeps outside moisture where it belongs, it also traps humidity inside your home. That can be a good thing in the Madison WI climate’s cold, dry winters. When you take showers, run a dishwasher or enjoy indoor plants, you put water vapor into the air. With a newly insulated home, you may need to add a dehumidifier to maintain or even lower the proper level of humidity in your home. Siding
Sims Exteriors and Remodeling uses Styrofoam™ Brand Residential Sheathing as its insulation panels when siding. Whether in new construction or residing applications, the extruded polystyrene foam boards with plastic film facers on both sides provide a level, even surface for exterior sheathing and new material.
The Styrofoam sheets are available in ½-inch, ¾-inch and 1-inch widths with R-Factors of 3, 4 and 5 respectively.
As professional siding contractors in Madison WI, Sims Exteriors and Sims Remodeling, Inc. have helped homeowners with vinyl siding, roofing and replacement windows in their homes and businesses for years. For more information about the impact of insulation, check out the Structural Insulated Panel Association or Energy.Gov
Sims Exteriors and Remodeling are exterior and energy saving experts serving the greater Madison WI area, including Middleton, Waunakee, Fitchburg, Oregon, Verona, McFarland, Stoughton, Cottage Grove, Sun Prairie, DeForest and all of Dane County.
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