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The 5 Biggest Problems with Fiber Cement Siding

Posted on within Fiber cement is a siding material that was introduced to the market in the 1980’s as a replacement for asbestos cement siding products. It has become common in some parts of the country, offering design versatility and a solid feel. Some fiber cement manufacturers include James Hardie, Nichiha, and Allura.     […]

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Painting Vinyl Siding vs. Installing New: 5 Factors to Consider

Posted on within If your home with vinyl siding is ready for an exterior facelift, painting may seem like a quick and affordable way to change the appearance. However, painting may not be the best long-term solution for your home. There are five key factors to consider before you decide if painting vinyl siding or […]

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How to Inspect, Repair and Maintain Vinyl Siding

Posted on within Vinyl siding is one of the lowest maintenance cladding products available on the market today. Over the last few decades, manufacturers have been increasingly producing vinyl to strict standards, protecting against fading, cracking, blow offs in extreme winds, and more.     One weakness of vinyl siding is the hollow void created […]

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Neopor Graphite Polystyrene: What It Is and How It Works

At Progressive Foam, we offer insulation products made from both expanded polystyrene (EPS) and graphite polystyrene (GPS), so we field a lot of questions about what Neopor GPS is and how it works. If you’re looking for highly energy-efficient, rigid insulation, Neopor GPS might be perfect for your project.   What is Neopor Graphite Polystyrene? […]

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Does Insulated Vinyl Siding Reduce Noise?

As the inventors of insulated vinyl siding, we have received hundreds of testimonials from customers over the years claiming that insulated vinyl siding made their homes quieter than before the siding was installed. Whether the noise was a neighbor’s barking dog, street traffic sounds, or a heavy thunderstorm, wrapping the home in a layer of […]

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3 Ways to Insulate Siding and Reduce Home Energy Loss

There is no better time to add insulation to the walls of an existing home than when new siding is installed. The old siding will either be removed or covered up in the process, making it easy to add insulation a number of ways. Alternatively, adding insulation to the walls can also be done from […]

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Vinyl Siding Profiles: A Complete Design Guide

Vinyl siding comes in many shapes, sizes, and colors to help you design the perfect look for your project. It is one of the most versatile siding products on the market today. Keep in mind that most vinyl siding profiles are intended to emulate the look of traditional wood siding products. Depending on your part of […]

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What’s New With PFT: StayDry Technology

Thanks to new advancements in our manufacturing process, our Premium Series ProFold and Proboard Insulating Sheathing are now breathable! Whether you’re a new user of our products, or have been installing them for years, this new product feature can be used immediately to differentiate your business.   In recent years, moisture management has become a very […]

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EPS vs. XPS vs. GPS: The Definitive Comparison Guide

The goal with insulation is simple: to make a home more comfortable and energy efficient. But with so many products available on the market today, how do you know which one is right for your particular project? This article discusses EPS vs. XPS vs. GPS.   There are many ways to insulate, including rigid foam insulation, […]

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Vinyl Siding vs. Insulated Vinyl Siding: The Ultimate Comparison

Posted on within As the inventors of insulated vinyl siding, you may be surprised to hear us say that insulated vinyl siding isn’t for everyone. As much as we think insulated vinyl siding is the best product for most applications, there may be some situations where other products could be a better fit. We want […]

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