The maker of Thermal-Pro says this is the first fabricated insulated steel siding product. Combining durability and energy efficiency, the panels are made from 29-gauge galvanized steel with a 4-mil-thick PVC finish and expanded polystyrene. With R-values ranging from 2.20 to 2.63, the foam is designed to allow water vapor to escape and its closed-cell structure resists heat loss through wood framing. Rollex Corp. 800-251-3300. www.rollex.com. Circle no. 10.
The manufacturer’s Prodigy insulated vinyl siding features high-density EPS foam insulation measuring 1.5 inches thick for improved thermal performance. As a result of the lamination, the product offers R-values up to 3.5, which increases the thermal performance and sound deadening properties of the home. It comes in three profiles and 21 colors. Alside. 800-922-6009. www.alside.com. Circle no. 11.
The manufacturer has added insulated board and batten siding to its CedarBoards traditional shiplap product line. With a rustic cedar look, the panel has an alternating wide 10-inch board and 2-inch batten, and a ½ inch of expanded polystyrene insulation laminated to the back. The product comes in 10-foot lengths and 12 colors. CertainTeed. 800-233-8990. www.certainteed.com. Circle no. 12.
Backed with polystyrene foam insulation, Structure insulated vinyl siding is an impact-resistant product that improves the energy efficiency of a house as well as the flatness of the exterior wall. The manufacturer offers the panels in 12 feet, 6 inches and in longer lengths measuring 16 feet, 8 inches. It comes in 16 colors and three profiles. Exteriors by Ply Gem. 800-962-6973. www.mastic.com. Circle no. 13.
The manufacturer says its insulation-backed board and batten line is a close approxi-mation of the real thing. It will add architectural character to a home and will also increase its energy efficiency and whole-wall R-value. The impact-resistant product resists winds measuring up to 150 miles per hour and reduces noise up to 45 percent. Exterior Portfolio by Crane. 800-366-8472. www.exterior?portfolio.com. Circle no. 14.