Poland, Ohio: Transformative Home Improvement with Weathertech Double 4 Dutchlap Vinyl Siding
Existing Challenges and the Need for Replacement
The homeowner's residence in Poland, Ohio had old, weather-worn siding that was not only deteriorating in terms of aesthetics but was also not offering sufficient protection to the home. The challenges of aged siding are manifold. Besides the visible peeling and fading, which significantly depreciates the curb appeal of the home, old siding often fails to provide effective insulation. This invariably leads to higher energy costs as heating and cooling systems work overtime to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures.
In addition, the windows and doors in the home were not capped. Window and door capping (covering the exterior wooden trim) is essential to prevent the decay of wooden components exposed to extreme weather conditions. The lack of capping can result in warping, swelling, and eventually, structural damage, which can be costly to rectify.
Insulation: The Foundation of Energy Efficiency
To address the energy inefficiency associated with poor insulation, our team at MVP Home Improvements first removed the old siding. We then installed Polar Bear Insulation - a superior insulating material that significantly reduces thermal transfer (the movement of heat in and out of a house). A well-insulated house maintains a more constant temperature, thus reducing the strain on heating and cooling systems and leading to noticeable energy savings.
Installing Weathertech Double 4 Dutchlap Vinyl Siding
After installing the insulation, our team mounted Polaris Weathertech Double 4 Dutchlap Vinyl Siding in white. Dutchlap siding (a type of siding that has a decorative groove in the top of the board) is revered for its traditional, decorative charm, making it a great choice for improving curb appeal. The Polaris Weathertech brand is recognized for its durability and resistance to weather damage, making it a reliable long-term investment for home exterior.
The white color chosen for the siding further reflected sunlight (thereby reducing heat gain in summer), enhancing the energy-efficiency of the home and contributing to year-round comfort. Moreover, vinyl siding requires minimal maintenance, saving homeowners from frequent repair and repainting costs.
Capping Windows and Doors in White Aluminum
The MVP Home Improvements team completed the project by capping all windows and doors in white aluminum. Aluminum capping offers exceptional protection against weather damage and significantly increases the lifespan of wooden frames. Also, the white color matched the new siding, resulting in a consistent and polished look for the home exterior.