How to Lessen the Effects of Thermal Bridging at Home

Thermal bridging, the movement of air as it transfers through your home’s exterior walls, can be a source of energy loss in homes. How might thermal bridging impact your house, and how could insulated vinyl siding help? Read on to learn more.

Thermal Bridging and Your Home

Heat moves toward a cold source, as felt when warm air tries to escape your home in winter and invade your air-conditioned rooms in summer. A well-insulated home can help lessen the effects of thermal bridging by slowing down and reducing unwanted heat transfer through exposed studs, which make up nearly 25% of your wall. 

Due to building code requirements, homes built in the United States after 1965 likely have insulation inside exterior walls. However, you can only install fiberglass insulation between the wood studs. Covering these studs with appropriate installation can help combat this limitation. 

Insulated Vinyl Siding

Insulated vinyl siding can cover wall studs and blanket your home with a layer of rigid insulation, which can help improve your energy efficiency. Alside Charter Oak Premium Vinyl Siding featuring innovative Neopor® technology reduces the effects of thermal bridging. The contoured Neopor foam underlayment makes Charter Oak more robust and impact-resistant while providing greater insulating power. 

Learn more about our insulated vinyl siding products and find the right solution for your home.