If you have made the decision to invest in insulated vinyl siding for your home, you might think the biggest choice of the remodeling process is out of the way. This isn’t necessarily true, though. Now that you know what type of exterior covering you want to use, you have to figure out which brand is the best choice for you. We know this can be difficult! After all, every brand purports that it is the best for one reason or another.
In this guide, we’ve taken the guesswork and the marketing jargon out of insulated vinyl siding. Each of the following brands is popular among today’s homeowners and, here, we’re going to help you understand why. If you still don’t have a clear idea of which name brand you want to use when you’re done reading, have a conversation with your contractor to get additional guidance.
Craneboard Solid Core Siding is available in Double 6, Double 7, and Board & Batten profiles. It boasts a couple of unique features no other brands offer. For starters, Craneboard’s attached insulation is made using a one-of-a-kind process, known as shape-molding. This means the foam has built-in drainage grooves and is stronger than any other insulation used on siding. In addition to its durability, the insulation is crafted from a substance called Neopor, which has a higher R-value than that of competitors’ insulated siding panels.
CedarBoards Insulated Siding is available in Double 4, Double 6, Single 7, Double 4.5, Dutch 12, and Board & Batten profiles, providing homeowners with a lot of options, which is one of its perks. Additionally, both the Double 6 and Single 7 styles can be purchased in 16’8” pieces, which is longer than standard panels, leaving few seams, even on lengthy walls. The texture on CedarBoards’ products is crafted from real cedar wood, giving it a rustic aesthetic.
CedarMax Insulated Siding is available in Double 6, Single 7, Triple 4, and Board & Batten profiles. This type of siding is specially engineered to withstand wind speeds up to 227 miles per hour, making it the perfect choice for residents of the coastal Carolinas, where hurricanes can sometimes threaten. CedarMax also offers longer-than-average 16’2.5” pieces in 30 different hues, so there’s sure to be something that suits your personal tastes.
Haven Insulated Siding is available in Double 6, Double 7, and Double 4.5 Dutch profiles. It is the only option on this list that was developed by professional designers to mimic the appearance of classic wood clapboard accurately. Haven offers three color lines known as Dark, Premium, and Traditional. Each line has multiple options, ensuring that you will find something that is perfect for your home.
Prodigy Insulated Siding is available in Double 6, Double 7, and Double 5 Dutch profiles. This brand’s primary perk is that it offers the thickest attached insulation available to today’s consumers. At 1 ½” inches, this contoured insulation will provide you with more energy savings than any other brand you can currently buy. Additionally, Prodigy uses a stack lock manufacturing process, which ensures that the insulation and siding panel are perfectly sealed, leaving no gaps whatsoever.
The Hatch Homes team is excited to work alongside you and your family to make a final decision about your upcoming siding project. We look forward to helping you select the right insulated vinyl siding for your lifestyle and can’t wait to install it for you. Give us a call today to set-up a time for one of our experts to meet with you at your home.