Frequently Asked Questions: Siding

Are you considering installing new siding on your Maryland home? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Potomac View Energy is a local siding manufacturer and we specialize in insulated vinyl siding. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions our clients have for our design and contract teams.

Contact Potomac View Energy today for a free siding estimate.

Why is R-Value Important for Siding?

R-value is a rating of a product’s thermal resistance. The higher R-value a type of siding has, the more effectively it will insulate your home. We prefer to install Prodigy insulated siding, which has an R-value of 3.5, the highest in the industry.

Why Do I Need Energy Efficient Siding?

Siding helps protect your home against heat loss in cold weather and keeps cool air inside during the summer. Energy-efficient vinyl siding, when installed correctly, can help drastically reduce your home’s energy consumption and lower your utility bills.

What Are the benefits of Vinyl Siding?

Prodigy insulated vinyl siding boasts the following advantages:

  • It’s made with thicker vinyl than other types of siding.
  • It’s designed to withstand winds up to 175 mph.
  • It insulates 40 percent better than other companies’ vinyl siding.
  • Its advanced design eliminates warping.
  • It reduces outside noise.
  • It features an exclusive foundation locking system.
  • It is maintenance free.
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty.

Our vinyl siding contractors and installers are all factory-trained, and VSI (Vinyl Siding Institute) certified.

With 26 colors and numerous styles to choose from, Prodigy insulated vinyl siding will make your house look unique and renewed while saving you money on your energy bills.  Our siding is easy to clean and maintain, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Is Vinyl Siding Expensive?

Typically, it costs much less to install vinyl than other types of siding (like aluminum and cedar). The cost depends on the variety of vinyl siding you choose, and the size and particular features of your home. Homeowners who choose vinyl siding usually factor in the energy cost savings when considering their options.

Is Vinyl Siding Fire-Resistant?

Prodigy’s quality-engineered surface and secure seams are designed to repel water—even strong downpours—while it’s insulating layer resists water retention.

Vinyl siding is composed primarily of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which makes it inherently flame-retardant.

Is Vinyl Siding Environmentally Friendly?

It may surprise you to discover that the vinyl siding we manufacture has several green advantages. The first and foremost is, of course, its home energy-savings properties. In addition, its manufacturing process emits fewer toxic chemicals and dioxins. Also, we recycle all scrap vinyl and repurposed into material for new siding.

Can Vinyl Siding Be Painted?

We offer Prodigy vinyl siding in 26 colors, so we doubt you’d ever want to paint it! You should be able to find a shade you’ll love for the life of your home. Many homeowners choose vinyl siding to eliminate the need to paint ever again. However, if you do decide you want to paint, call us first to make sure you do not void any warranty.

Why Should I Choose Potomac View Energy for Vinyl Siding Installation?

One of the most crucial elements of vinyl siding performance is quality and professional installation. At Potomac View Energy, we install Prodigy insulated vinyl siding because we have found it has the highest durability, energy-efficiency, beauty, and performance of any other brand we know. Our contractors and installers are knowledgeable, friendly, and professional, in addition to being factory-trained and VSI (Vinyl Siding Institute) certified.

When you need vinyl siding installation in Maryland, contact us at 410-795-3110 to schedule your free estimate.