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Insulated Vinyl Siding for Minneapolis Homes: Low Maintenance and Energy Efficiency

We’ve heard from more than a few homeowners in the Twin Cities whose siding suffered damage from this past harsh winter. And as we talk with them, we’re finding out they they are concerned about the high utility bills they had and are wondering if we can suggest a siding product that might cut those expenses.   Is it possible to have all those things – energy efficiency, durability, and reduced maintenance all in one reasonably priced product?  Yes!  We’re happy to talk about one of the great siding products we install, CraneBoard® insulated vinyl siding from Royal Building Products.

(Shown in the photo at right – courtesy of Royal Building Products – is ‘Market Square D4’ siding in Indigo.)

As a licensed Minnesota siding contractor, it’s important to us to offer our customers quality products, exceptional installation, and top-notch customer service from start to finish.  But we also believe in giving our clients a variety of siding materials to choose from.  We recognize that there is no one siding material that will be right for every home, every owner’s tastes, every climate condition, or every budget.  But insulated vinyl siding works for many, and with the different styles and colors available, there’s most likely something that will appeal to just about anyone.

When siding is installed, a contractor often puts up some type of insulating material on the exterior walls of the home before the siding is installed.  This definitely provides additional insulation and will make the home more comfortable and energy efficient.  But with CraneBoard® Solid CoRe® siding, you can take it one step further.  The siding is actually manufactured with a solid core foam backing as part of the siding sections.  The process makes use of innovative thermal technology and it produces a siding that’s not only highly energy efficient but extremely durable as well.  Plus it’s also gorgeous!

So why should you have this insulated vinyl siding installed on your home?  Yes, it’s going to be a bit more expensive than regular vinyl siding, but consider this:

  • You’ll save on your heating and cooling expenses, which can offset some of the additional cost  (R value of this siding is up to 4 times as much as uninsulated siding)
  • The solid foam backing means the siding itself is more durable, resisting dents from impacts
  • The incorporated insulating foam also absorbs exterior sounds around your home, making it quieter inside

So if you’ve decided it’s time to replace your siding, why not contact us for a free in-home consultation?  We’d love to tell you more about insulated vinyl siding, or any of our other siding products.



Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.