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What is R-Value? The True Definition

Posted on within R-value is “the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The higher the r-value, the greater the insulating power.” (Google Dictionary)   Energy efficiency. Lower utility bills. Comfortable indoor environment. These are all familiar benefits of adding insulation to a home. But how can you tell which products are the […]

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Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Insulation

Posted on within Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Foam Insulation   When adding insulation to a home during remodeling or new construction, understanding the difference between open and closed cell foams can help determine which product is best for your application.     Closed Cell Foam   Closed cell foam is made of uniform cells […]

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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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Problems with Vinyl Siding: Solved

Posted on within In the past, some vinyl siding experienced problems like fading, sagging, and cracking. Manufacturing and installation of vinyl siding has come a long way in recent years, and most of these problems are a thing of the past.   This article will discuss the five 5 most common misconceptions with vinyl siding […]

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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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