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PFT Named the BASF Product Manufacturer of the Year

Orlando, Florida – At the 2017 International Builders Show, Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc. was recognized by BASF, the worlds largest chemical company, as the Product Manufacturer of the Year for their support in helping bringing new, innovative insulation products made from Neopor® graphite polystyrene to the marketplace. PFT was recognized by BASF alongside other influential companies in the building […]

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Insulation Energy Tax Credit Available Through Dec 31, 2016

Progressive Foam siding insulation qualifies under the 2016 Energy Star Tax Credit Program for a tax credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500. The tax credit applies to improvements made through December 31, 2016, and does not include installation costs; however, you can install the insulation yourself and get the credit. Qualified PFT […]

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Energy Tax Credit Retroactively Extended to 2014

President Obama Signs Tax Increase Prevention Act (H.R. 5771) to Officially Extend the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit through December 31, 2014 The Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit outlined in 26 USC ? 25C of the Internal Revenue Code allows a credit for energy efficiency improvements in the building envelope of existing homes, including improvements […]

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2013 EPS Recycling Report Released

The EPS Industry Alliance recently announced the release of the 2013 Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Recycling Rate Report. This report is compiled from survey responses from 41 EPS manufacturers and independent recyclers in the United States. The report shows 34% of post-consumer EPS was recycled in 2013. An increase of 32 million pounds of post-consumer and […]

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Progressive Foam’s Tim Holt Receives ASTM Findley Award

The ASTM D20 Main Committee has jointly awarded Tim Holt and The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) the Findley Award for their work on developing ASTM standard D7793 for insulated vinyl siding. ASTM D7793 was first published in July 2012, after a six-year period of development and balloting. D7793 will help to insure that certain performance […]

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What to Look for in an Insulation Warranty

When new siding is installed on your home, it is important to add insulation under the siding at the same time (click here to learn why). Because the insulation is a small component of the entire job, you may not be paying attention to the details of the warranty. Warranties are designed to provide assurance […]

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9 Reasons to Insulate with Progressive Foam

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Do I Need House Wrap Under New Siding?

You may be familiar with housewrap, a common component when building a new home or residing an existing one. Housewrap typically comes in rolls and is installed directly over the structural sheathing, underneath any new exterior insulation or siding added to the wall. If you’re considering building a home or buying new siding, you may […]

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Is Your Insulation Protected from Termites?

Most people in the remodeling or building industry can tell you their own personal horror story about termites. Termites destroy wood in foundations, walls, and roofs of houses, and treating?them and the damage they leave behind can be an expensive and difficult task. Most people?aren’t aware of the damage caused by termites until it is […]

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Report Shows 93 Million Pounds of EPS Recycled In 2012

In our previous blog post?Can Siding Insulation Be Recycled??we explained that products made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) can be recycled rather than thrown in the landfill after their life. The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) recently published a report showing that over 93 million pounds of EPS were recycled during the 2012 calendar year. For the […]

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