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NAHB Study: Insulated Vinyl Siding

What is protecting the exterior of your home? Is it energy efficient? A recent study completed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center shows that 44% of homeowners prefer insulated vinyl siding as their exterior siding material of choice over traditional vinyl, brick, aluminum, fiber cement, and more.

The participants were asked If you were to replace the exterior siding on your current home today, which type would you prefer to replace it with? The top choice among homeowners was insulating vinyl siding with 44%, followed by vinyl siding at 25.2%, brick or stone at 8.5%, and aluminum or steel at 6.9%. Other choices included fiber cement, wood, and stucco.

Over 1,500 homeowners across the United States completed the online survey in February. To qualify for the study, each respondent had to own a single family home, townhome or duplex built in 1995 of earlier that was sided with something other than brick, stone or stucco. These requirements ensured that they may be candidates for new siding now or in the future.

By replacing your old siding, you can take advantage of the latest developments in siding. Vinyl siding from companies like Thompson Creek Window Company lays flat, hides any imperfections in the underlayment, has fewer seams and is foam laminated to add extra insulation to your home and block noise.

Thompson Creek siding is also thicker and 300% more impact-resistant, providing your home with lifetime protection from ice, hail, winds up to 165 mph and other damaging weather conditions. And with vinyl siding, you never have to climb a ladder again to paint your house.