There will never be a better time to add insulation to the walls of your home than when new siding is installed. ProFold, our professional-grade fan-folded underlayment, can be paired with any siding you choose to provide increased energy savings. Not only can ProFold reduce your energy bills, it also works with your siding to enhance its appearance and provide other unique benefits. When you want more than other fanfold products can offer, choose ProFold Fan-Folded Underlayment!
ProFold can do more than just provide energy savings – it actually helps to improve the appearance of your home!
ProFold Levels the Wall:
ProFold helps to improve the appearance of your siding by leveling the wall underneath it. You would think new siding products could span dips and bumps on a wall better than they do. Depending on where you place the nails, the siding can follow the inconsistencies in the wall, making your siding appear wavy and uneven.
ProFold’s foam insulation panels level out the wall, providing a consistent, stable base for installation and allowing the siding to go up smooth and straight.
ProFold Lays Flat When Installed:
In addition, unlike other fanfold products that have crimped foam edges, ProFold features a cut, lay-flat hinge that allows the insulation to lay flatter on the wall. This feature produces a more pleasing finished installation, helping to provide the perfect appearance you expect from a new siding job.
Adding ProFold siding insulation under your new siding can increase the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your heating and cooling costs year round! ProFold 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!
Siding insulation can no longer be considered an option or an upgrade. Changing energy codes, consumer demand and new product advancements are all trending towards increased energy efficiency. Now is the perfect time to begin thinking “outside of the building envelope” by adding insulation to the outside of your home!
Why should you add insulation to the outside of your home?
You may not be aware of the potential hidden energy leak in the walls of your home that is costing you money every day! If your home is made with wooden studs like most of the homes in America, these could be the cause of some energy loss. Heat bypasses the insulation in your wall cavity (the pink stuff) and transfers through the studs and other framing members, allowing energy to leak through your walls undetected. This process is referred to as “thermal bridging”.
How dramatic is thermal bridging?
You may be wondering how significant your home’s energy loss is due to thermal bridging. Picture this: nearly 25% of your home’s wall surface is made up of studs that typically aren’t insulated. To get a visual, if you pushed all those studs together it would be 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.”**
By adding ProFold Premium siding insulation under your new siding, you can break the thermal bridge and reduce your energy loss right away!