Installing new vinyl siding can improve your home’s curb appeal and make your home more energy-efficient. New siding can also better protect your interior from bad weather. To help you plan for your project, today we will discuss how a professional can prepare your home’s exterior for vinyl siding installation. Read on as Empire State Builders and Contractors, a trusted home improvement contractor, explains more:
Installing Fanfold Insulation
Before installing your new siding, the contractor will need to install a protective layer of insulation. This insulation will help prevent energy loss and will act as a second barrier between the weather and the framing of your home. There are many kinds of insulation available, but today, we will discuss how to install fanfold insulation. This insulation has an R-value of 1 and is made of polystyrene.
The best time to install this insulaton is on a day with little to no wind. Once your siding installation services provider arrives, they will line up the first sheet from the stack of fanfold along the top edge of the house and then staple it. They won’t tear the sheet from the stack. Instead, they will unfold the sheet one at a time and then staple it. Once they have applied the fanfold to the top portion of the wall, they will use a utility knife to cut out doors and windows. They will then repeat this process for the bottom half of your walls.
How Insulation Works
To understand insulation, you need to understand heat. Heat constantly moves towards areas with a lower temperature. To prevent heat loss, your home needs insulation all over. Insulation will prevent heat from escaping to the cold outdoors by making it hard for heat to travel through the material. The ability of a material to resist heat this way is measured through the R-value. Higher R-values are better.
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