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    Certified Insulated Siding Builds Confidence in Energy-Efficient Cladding

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    According to a recent study by Newport Ventures, Inc., a third-party energy consulting firm, insulated siding—vinyl ...
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    Warning: This Blog Post Contains Gross Generalizations

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