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How to Select a Contractor in Four Easy Steps

Posted on within   A new remodeling project is a big investment in your home, and it’s important to choose the right contractor for the job. The quality of service provided by your contractor is just as important as the quality of the products you select for your home. The right contractor can provide an […]

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The 5 Most Common Problems With Vinyl Siding, Solved

Posted on within The 5 Most Common Problems With Vinyl Siding   In the past, some vinyl siding experienced problems like fading, sagging, cracking, etc. Vinyl siding manufacturing and installation has come a long way in recent years, and most of these problems are a thing of the past.   This article will discuss the […]

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Will Vinyl Siding Increase My Home’s Value?

Posted on within Whether you’re planning to stay in your home for a few years or a lifetime, it’s important to know which products will add to the value of the home when doing improvement projects. Vinyl siding is a great way to not only make a huge impact on the appearance of a home, […]

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What is Thermal Bridging, and How to Stop It In a Home

  Thermal bridging is the movement of heat across an object that is more conductive than the materials around it. The conductive material creates a path of least resistance for heat. Thermal bridging can be a major source of energy loss in homes and buildings, leading to higher utility bills.   Thermal Bridging in Homes […]

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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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