Keep Cool This Summer with New Siding

Jun 20, 2014

Anyone who has lived in Midwest for very long knows that we’re not exactly famous for our mild weather. After all, Kansas is probably best known for the tornado that carried Dorothy away to Oz, right? Well, while summers are tornado season here in Kansas, they’re not exactly a walk in the park, even when severe weather doesn’t show its face. The average temperature in the Kansas City area in July is around 90 degrees, while highs of more than 110 have been recorded.

In that kind of heat, it can be tough to stay cool, but new siding from Continental Siding can help. During the summer, the hot temperatures outside your house create a thermal bridge to the inside as the sun heats the walls outside, which in turn heats the inside air. If you want an example, put some water in a teakettle and set it outside in the sun for a few hours. When you go out and touch the side of the teakettle, it’ll probably be pretty hot. Pour out the water inside, and you’ll find that it’s a lot warmer, too.

Vinyl siding with the right insulation can help decrease the thermal bridging that happens, and keep your home from overheating in the hot summer sun. Think of it like those insulated sleeves that you put around cold drinks to keep them cool. It’s pretty much the same thing with your house. The insulation keeps the cold air in, and the hot air out. Plus it looks great, has great durability, and improves your home’s curb appeal!

But if you want the very best in home siding to keep your house cool this summer, look no further than our advanced polymer siding in Kansas. Its high performance Quad R Insulation gives it an R value of up to 2.41, which means that not only will it help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, but it will also save you on energy costs all year long! Polymer siding from Continental Siding virtually eliminates blow off from storms and high winds (a must in Kansas!), hail damage, color fading, and other wear and tear. It allows your home to breathe and won’t trap moisture in your walls, and while it’s fully paintable, it never needs painting. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty!

If you’ve experienced the full force of a hot summer sun in Kansas, you know that there’s not much that can withstand it without getting cooked. Luckily for you, there’s polymer siding from Continental Siding, which can help keep both your energy costs and your temperatures down this summer, no matter how hot the sun may get.

This article was brought to you by Continental Siding in Kansas City, your Midwest siding company. We’re a leading provider of home improvement products and services that aim to help them keep homes looking great and performing well.

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