Insulated Vinyl Siding: Worth the Extra Cost?
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Author name: Peter Yost Blog Category: GreenSpec Insights BuildingGreen's Top Stories Two studies indicate some benefits to using insulated vinyl siding, but more data is needed to win over this skeptic. Setting aside the overall environmental profile of the oft-demonized PVC (check our coverage in this month’s EBN feature “ The PVC Debate: A Fresh Look ”), I’ve been getting a lot of questions about insulated vinyl siding—the vinyl siding with form-fitted expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation permanently built into the back side of the double-four courses of vinyl siding. Thanks to claims being made by the Vinyl Siding Institute and specific manufacturers, I’ve been hearing questions like these: read more