No matter what siding product you choose for your home, Halfback siding insulation can work with your siding to make it more beautiful, more durable and more energy efficient for years to come! Whether you want brick, wood, cultured stone, fiber cement siding, vinyl siding or something else, you can use Halfback siding insulation to ensure you get the most from your siding. And when moisture management is a must, HalfbackH20 provides maximum protection for your home. So click around and learn all that Halfback siding insulation has to offer!
Improve Your Home’s Thermal Performance With Halfback!
Siding insulation can no longer be considered an option or an upgrade. Today’s energy codes and consumer demand are trending towards higher energy efficiency. It’s the perfect time to start thinking “outside the building envelope”. Adding Halfback Universal Siding Insulation under your new siding can increase the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your heating and cooling costs year round!
Why should you add insulation to the outside of your home?
There may be a hidden energy leak in the walls that you don’t even know about, and it’s costing you money every day! The causes of this energy leak are the wooden studs and other framing members in your walls: heat bypasses the insulation in your wall cavity (the pink stuff) and transfers through the studs, allowing energy to essentially leak through your walls. This process is called thermal bridging.
How dramatic is thermal bridging?
Nearly 25% of your home’s wall surface is made up of studs that typically aren’t insulated, so that’s like having one entire wall of your home without any insulation. Energy codes and standards across the country are requiring contractors in most climate zones to install a thermal break between the sheathing and the siding in 2×4 construction. The United States Department of Energy even recommends exterior insulation as part of the solution! “When new siding is to be installed, it’s a good idea to consider adding insulation under new siding.”**
Stop Thermal Bridging and Start Saving Energy with Halfback!
By adding insulation under your new siding, you can break the thermal bridge across the studs in your wall. Halfback provides real energy savings by keeping heat where it belongs, inside in the winter and outside in the summer, and money in the bank all year!
Levels the Wall:
You can improve the appearance of your new siding by installing Halfback Universal Siding Insulation underneath it. Every home has inconsistencies in its exterior wall surfaces, whether from the house shifting and settling over time or aging building materials. When new siding is installed, it can sometimes follow these inconsistencies in the wall, causing your brand new siding to look wavy and uneven.
The thick foam insulation panels of Halfback help to level out the wall, providing a consistent, stable base for siding installation and creating a beautiful, straight appearance.
Features Installation Guides:
HalfbackH20 also features special installation lines every 4″ on the face of the panel. This allows the siding installers to easily find the studs when nailing new siding, promoting accurate installation for the best appearance and durability possible.
Exterior insulation can do more for your home than just improve energy efficiency- if you choose the right product, it can also add a layer of protection to your home. By choosing Halfback Universal Siding Insulation for your home, you gain additional benefits that are not all insulation products can provide.
Protection from termite damage
Halfback siding insulation contains PREVENTOL®TM EPS, a systemic insecticide which protects the foam insulation from termite damage. The active ingredient in PREVENTOLTM EPS is used at low concentrations and is safe for installers and homeowners; it is commonly used for pest control, crop protection and even as a topical treatment for flea and tick control on pets.
Protection from moisture damage
When adding insulation to your home, it is important to make sure the product you choose will effectively manage moisture and not cause expensive problems such as mold, mildew or rot. Your new insulation should make the outside of your home tight enough to promote energy efficiency while also allowing the moisture in your home to escape.
Halfback Universal Siding Insulation provides superior permeability rating and allows your home to breathe. This helps ensure that water vapor can effectively move through the wall, promoting a dry wall system and a healthy home environment.