If your utility bills keep rising and you’ve already followed all of the tips about caulking windows, checking levels of insulation in the attic, walls and floors, and getting an HVAC tune up, maybe it’s time to look at your home’s siding.

Most home insulation is placed between the wall studs, but significant energy is lost through the studs themselves, which are poor insulators. This is called “thermal bridging.” And because wall studs represent up to 25 percent of the wall surface of an average home, it’s like having one entire wall with no insulation.

That’s why many homeowners are choosing insulated siding — vinyl siding with rigid foam insulation that is laminated or permanently attached to the panel. Insulated siding blankets the home, improving the thermal performance of the walls while reducing heating and cooling energy costs. It can also help homes qualify for incentives under a variety of state, local, and utility programs, as well as the ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes Program.

Learn more at www.insulatedsiding.info