Your home’s siding is the exterior protective barrier that keeps your home comfortable, safe and cozy. However, if your exterior siding needs attention, the professional team at York Home Performance can replace your old siding and ensure that your home’s envelope continues to perform well.
New Siding Plus Improved Energy Efficiency
Replacing old siding can solve several performance problems in your home. Old siding was often installed without good sealing or modern moisture barriers. If your home’s walls are under-insulated, replacing old exterior siding is the ideal time to upgrade your wall insulation seamlessly. It may seem like an added expense to traditional siding options, but customers of FirstEnergy Utilities or Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) may qualify for valuable rebates for improving wall insulation.
Home Energy Audit Will Pinpoint Poor Insulation
We highly recommend scheduling a home energy audit before tackling any large home improvement — like siding replacement. Our assessment of your home’s insulation, air leakage and heating and cooling systems can identify where your home is losing energy—and money! With the energy audit data in hand, we can recommend steps to make sure your home not only looks beautiful but is comfortable and affordable to heat and cool.
Treat Walls Before Installing New Siding
If your home energy audit identifies air leakage, poor or ineffective insulation or other problems in your walls, we can upgrade you wall insulation easily after removing the old siding. When the bare sheathing is exposed, we can blow in dense packed fiberglass or cellulose insulation into the cavity between the outer layer and inside drywall. We’ll seal the application ports and then install a Tyvek moisture barrier to keep your new insulation dry. Once the walls are insulated, we’ll install your new vinyl siding to complete the project. Often we can double or triple the insulation R-value in your walls to ensure energy savings year-round!