Quarve Contracting
Monday 17 September 2018

Get New Siding Installed with Better R-Value

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If you've paid attention are you're driving around the Twin Cities, you probably have noticed that homes are getting bigger and bigger. But as the size of the average house increases, it becomes increasingly difficult to heat and cool affordably. That’s why the insulation factor of your house matters more today than it ever has. If you’re suffering from outrageous heating and cooling bills, one simple step that you can take to make a real difference is to invest in better siding. The siding that you have on your house can have a very real impact over how well insulated your home is. The walls of of a house make up the majority of its exterior surface area, and when they're insulated properly, you can save significantly on heating and cooling expenses. Investing in quality siding with a high insulation factor is a quick and affordable way to boost your home’s insulation level and leave you with a more pleasant space to be in. Use Siding to Boost Your Home’s Insulation Siding can offer a huge insulation boost to your home if you have the right kind installed on your home.  Some siding products are better than others at keeping air inside your home as well as keeping the outside air from coming in.  Our installation process for our seamless steel siding creates a protective envelope around your home that leaves no gaps, no room for that air to leak in or out.  The video below gives you a glimpse of how we do it.   Have Your Siding Installed with a Vapor Barrier Another important step to ensure the best level of insulation when installing siding on your home is to have it installed over the top of a high quality vapor barrier. A quality vapor barrier will help protect your home’s framing under your siding, and it will also add a bit of insulation to your home itself. In the video above you can see we've already installed the air/moisture barrier wrap.  We use high-quality energy efficient products like this. Invest in the best vapor barrier that you can and you’ll enjoy long term protection and lower utility bills because of that as well. The right siding can make a huge difference on your heating and cooling costs throughout the year, but you need to get thicker and higher insulating material in order to see a real difference. That’s why it’s so important to invest in the right quality product and to make sure you’re getting the good stuff when you want to upgrade your home. Invest in the wrong siding and it won’t make that big of a difference. Call us today to set up a time to speak about your siding needs. Quarve Contracting, Inc./Metal Roofing & Siding of Minnesota is a licensed home improvement company serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.  Our specialty is energy-efficient exterior remodeling such as steel siding.