Quality Vinyl Siding To Fit Any Budget

When it comes to shopping for vinyl siding in Colorado, it can get tricky. There are so many choices which makes it easy to get overwhelmed. What do you need to hold up to our harsh Colorado weather? What are the warranty differences, if any? Is vinyl siding affordable and can you get what you want without breaking the bank?

Well at 1SouceHomeImprovement we take the guess work out of shopping for vinyl siding. We will guide you through the many options on the market and help you determine if vinyl siding is a good choice for you. We only offer the most durable insulated vinyl siding brands that will actually hold up to our harsh Colorado weather.  There is no need to show or sell any of the many cheap, low quality, hollow backed brands on the market today.  They just do not provide value to you as a homeowner and will be full of holes the next time we get a hail storm! We think happy customers are the best long-term way to impact and increase our bottom line, so we don’t sell products that could damage our reputation or your pocket book.

With vinyl siding you don’t worry about breaking the bank.  Insulated vinyl siding is very affordable and when it’s done with high quality brands and installed properly it makes a beautiful addition to any home.

A few important facts to consider when looking at the cost of any home remodel project. First what is your return on investment? According to the 2017 cost vs value report 76.4% of siding replacement costs are recouped in the equity boost to your home and you will recover the cost should you ever sell your home, or at appraisal in the new resale value.  In addition, insulated vinyl siding has shown to reduce heating and cooling costs by an average of 14.2%!

What is Insulated Vinyl Siding

What is Insulated Vinyl Siding Made Of?

Insulated siding is made of a contoured rigid foam backing permanently adhered to vinyl siding. Vinyl siding made up 39% of the siding market in 2013, making it the most popular siding in America, providing a low maintenance exterior and a wide assortment of design options, including hundreds of colors and various profiles like dutch lap, clapboard, board and batten, shake, and more.

Vinyl Siding

A virtually maintenance-free home exterior product, available in thousands of configurations with varying profiles, shapes, and colors. Vinyl siding is the most popular siding choice on the market today, making up 39% of all siding sales in 2013.

Foam Insulation

The insulation component of insulated siding is made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid insulation, contoured to perfectly fit the profile of the vinyl siding. The insulation is permanently adhered to the vinyl siding panel during the manufacturing process. This helps improve the impact resistance of the siding, providing more stability over time while also insulating the home.

High-Strength Adhesive

This product helps form a permanent bond between the vinyl siding and the foam. Extensive laboratory testing and real-life installations on over half a million houses during the past 20 years have proven the strength of this permanent bond.

What are the Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding?

Energy Savings

Insulated siding helps reduce heating and cooling costs by wrapping the home in a continuous blanket of insulation, keeping heat inside in the winter and outside in the summer.

Even if you have pink batt insulation between your studs, there may still be an energy leak in your walls. The culprits are the wood studs: heat bypasses the insulation in the wall cavity and transfers through the studs, allowing energy to leak through the walls. This process is called thermal bridging.

Nearly 25% of a home’s wall is made of studs that typically aren’t insulated, so it’s like having one entire wall of the home without insulation.

To combat this problem, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says “when new siding is to be installed, it is a good idea to consider adding insulation under new siding.”

Beautiful Appearance

When you make an investment in new siding, you expect it to look great for a long time to come. Unfortunately, many siding products don’t look as good as they promised, or their appearance degrades over time through exposure to the elements.

The insulation component helps create a great looking exterior by leveling the wall under the siding, reducing imperfections in the wall. The contoured insulation also provides more support to the siding panel, helping it maintain it’s shape and original appearance over time.

Significantly Increased Durability

Most siding products are made to make a home look great, but they aren’t designed to provide protection for the house. In fact, traditional vinyl siding products create a hollow void between the back of the siding and the wall, leaving the siding itself susceptible to damage when hit by things like hail, rocks thrown from the lawnmower, or a child’s baseball.

Insulated siding provides significantly increased durability compared to traditional vinyl siding. The contoured foam insulation serves as a shock absorber against impact. Insulated siding stands up to the elements, whether they be from mother nature or man made.

Other Benefits of Insulated Vinyl Siding

A More Comfortable Home

By wrapping your home in insulated siding, the inside temperature can be more consistent room to room. The insulation also helps dampen sounds from the exterior, making the interior more quiet.

Termite Protection

The foam insulation is treated with an insecticide that is safe for people and pets, but protects the insulation from termite damage.

Moisture Management

Insulated siding features a perm rating of up to 5.0, allowing your home to breathe and protecting against moisture damage.

Despite some misconceptions in the industry that the insulation can contribute to moisture problems, studies completed with the National Association of Homebuilders Research Center proves that insulated vinyl siding actually keeps the wall system drier and more protected than most other siding system available on the market today.

Cost and Estimated Return on Investment

One of the most common questions we receive from homeowners that are shopping for new siding is: How much does insulated vinyl siding cost?

This question is very difficult to answer because every home is different, and there are many options for material, profile, color, and brand on the market today. Buying new siding is similar to buying a vehicle; prices can vary drastically based on which options you select.

Do you need a car, van, or truck? Do you prefer all-wheel drive, power windows, leather or cloth interior? How about a sunroof, chrome finishes, a backup camera or GPS? Do you prefer a two-door or four-door, maximum gas mileage or more towing capacity? If you’re commuting an hour each direction every day or using your vehicle as a work tool to get the job done, your needs may be drastically different.

Things that can impact insulated vinyl siding cost are:

Location of the home

Size of the home

One two, or three stories

What siding is currently on the home

Will the old siding need to be removed first

If any previous damage to the home is discovered after siding is removed

Number of windows, doors, and other openings that must be worked around

Standard or premium profiles be used, such as shake, board and batten, etc.

Lighter shades or premium, darker colors

Accent trim package selected

Time of year the siding is installed

Adding housewrap or another weather resistive barrier

Additional features to protect against damage from moisture or pests

Energy savings rating (r-value) of the insulation

Qualifications of the installation company – licensed, bonded, insured?

General Pricing Guidelines for Insulated Vinyl Siding

In general, insulated vinyl siding costs anywhere from $4.00 – $12.00 per square foot installed, although some projects may fall outside this range. The grade of siding, the accessory package, the qualifications of the installer, etc. can all significantly impact the cost of the project. Insulated vinyl siding is typically more expensive than traditional non-insulated siding, but comes with valuable benefits.
Insulated vinyl siding is typically made with high grade vinyl siding to better protect it from damage, fading, or warping. It is also available in more premium profiles such as double 6” or single 7” and darker, richer colors than traditional vinyl.
During the manufacturing of insulated siding, the contoured foam insulation is permanently adhered to vinyl siding, giving it more stability but adding a step in the process.
Due to the added thickness of the foam, fewer pieces can fit in a box than traditional siding, making it slightly more expensive to ship to a job.
The thickness can also require additional steps during installation. Special accessories and trim work around windows and doors can be required, adding to the cost of the job.

Return on Investment for Insulated Vinyl Siding

The Cost vs. Value report, published by Remodeling Magazine, provides an estimate of how much cost from home improvement projects will be recouped by adding value to the home.
The 2017 report shows that a siding replacement recoups 76.4% of the cost, significantly better than a bathroom addition (53.9%), major kitchen remodel (65.3%), roof replacement (68.8%), or even replacing windows (73.9%).
Therefore, if your new siding cost $20,000, you could expect to recoup $15,280 dollars in added value to your home, leaving the true cost at $4,720.
Insulated vinyl siding will also reduce the heating and cooling costs for your home, helping to pay back the original cost over time.

Financing Options

Another benefit of working with an established company you trust is that you have many financing options, some with zero or low-interest rates, to help spread out the cost of new siding.
With some standard financing options available such as Greensky Financing, a $20,000 siding job can be financed for as low as $250/mo. For 120 months.
This way you can hold onto your money longer and spread out the expensive of a new siding job over a longer period of time.

1SourceHomeImprovement recommended insulated siding brands

With so many brands of insulated vinyl siding available on the market these days, it can be difficult to determine which products are best for your project. We are frequently asked which options are the best, and what the differences are between them.

To help make the decision process easier, we’ve listed our top picks for insulated vinyl siding brands below.

Craneboard Solid Core Siding

Manufacturer: Exterior Portfolio

Profiles: Double 6, Double 7, Board & Batten

The insulation in CraneBoard is manufactured differently than the contoured insulation paired with most other vinyl siding products; it is shape molded, which allows the foam to feature built-in drainage grooves and improved strength. Craneboard is also made with Neopor insulation, which provides more R-Value than comparable insulation made of standard white EPS. Finally, the Exclusive TXL Lamination Technology provides greater surface adhesion between the foam and the siding.

Prodigy Insulated Siding

Manufacturer: Alside

Profiles: Double 6”, Double 7”, Double 5” Dutch

What We Like: Prodigy Insulated Siding features 1-½” contoured insulation, the thickest on the market today to provide one of the highest energy savings ratings. Unlike other insulated vinyl siding, it is made with a stack lock design, which insures a perfect installation and seals the panel together to help lock out air and moisture. Extended length 16’8” panels for fewer seams on the wall are standard.

Structure Home Insulation System

Manufacturer: Mastic by Plygem

Profiles: Double 4”, Double 6”, Single 7”, Double 4.5 Dutch’

What We Like: Structure Home Insulation System comes in 16’ longer lengths for fewer seams and features a ¾” butt height for a more realistic shadow line. The patented T3-LOK tightens the lock under pressure, so siding stays put even in challenging weather. Structure is also made with a minimum of 50% recycled content.



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