Browse Tip Top Exteriors’ Instagram feed and you’ll start to see a pattern—the company installs a significant amount of Haven® Insulated Siding from Westlake Royal Building Products. Owner Joe St. Angelo says the cladding has become a go-to option for the St. Catharines, Ontario-based siding contractor thanks to the benefits to both his crews and his clients.
Haven Combines Beauty With Energy Efficiency
Haven Insulated Siding offers the benefits of traditional vinyl siding, including easy installation, durability, sustainability, and low maintenance, with the elevated thermal performance of an exterior foam backing.
Haven’s EPS foam helps the siding insulate better than fiber cement, wood, engineered wood, and brick, adding R-value as well as reducing noise by up to 45%. By providing continuous insulation, similar to that of a separately installed foam board, Haven insulates the framing studs, which don’t get covered in cavity fill or foam, helping to reduce heat transfer.
For Tip Top Exteriors, Haven also brings installation benefits, with an auto-level feature that makes it easy to attach with just one installer. “It’s much faster than traditional siding,” St. Angelo explains. “Another thing that makes it easy is the coverage. [The D6 panels] are 12”, they’re double 6, so it’s 12 by 12; you get eight sheets per square, so it goes up really fast.”
Haven’s insulated corners come in 20’ lengths and are easy to make square and create a seamless look that doesn’t take away from the visuals, St. Angelo says. “Because it’s rigid, it goes up really easily for a piece that long … you just pop it in.”
(See Haven installation highlights, including the insulated corners, in Tip Top Exteriors’ Instagram video: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cq25F-2gpCP/.)
For homeowners, Haven brings an elevated aesthetic that has helped Tip Top Exteriors promote the upgrade. Haven features a realistic, rustic woodgrain, the foam backing helps achieve a more solid feel, and D6 profiles comes in longer lengths of 16’ for a more seamless appearance. “It’s all about the look—it’s the closest thing to real clapboard,” St. Angelo says. “We’ve found it delivers a 75% return on investment for our customers.”
Insulated Siding Delivers Sustainability, Resilience
Along with increased energy efficiency and low maintenance, Haven Insulated Siding is manufactured with recyclable and recycled materials, and life cycle assessments reveal that vinyl siding has up to half the environmental impact as fiber cement.
Haven is designed to withstand hurricane-force winds up to 160 mph and is made with TXL Lamination for a stronger bond and better on-the-wall performance. Haven carries a Double Lifetime Warranty, providing full coverage for both the first and second owner.