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Definition of Vinyl Siding: In Under 100 Words

Posted on within Noun: An exterior cladding for homes and commercial buildings, made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC)   Vinyl siding is an exterior cladding for homes and commercial buildings. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other ingredients give vinyl siding color, flexibility, and durability. It is the most commonly used siding product in the United States and […]

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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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Can You Paint Vinyl Siding? 5 Factors to Consider

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

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Definition of R-Value (in Under 100 Words)

Posted on within Noun: The capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow.   R-value is the measure of an insulating material’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-value, the more energy savings provided by the insulation.   To test for R-value, a piece of insulation is placed between two plates in […]

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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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Definition of Fiber Cement Siding (in Under 100 Words)

Posted on within Noun: Fiber cement siding is an exterior cladding for homes and commercial buildings, made from cement and with cellulose fibers.   Fiber cement siding is an exterior cladding for homes and commercial buildings. Made from cement and with cellulose fibers, it is available in planks, shingles, and flat boards. It comes pre-painted […]

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Definition of XPS (in Under 100 Words)

Posted on within Noun: XPS, or extruded polystyrene, is closed cell insulation commonly used in remodeling and new construction applications.   XPS (extruded polystyrene) is closed cell insulation used in remodeling and new construction. XPS is typically available in flat, rectangular boards due to limitations in the manufacturing process.   XPS provides increased rigidity, making […]

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Neopor Graphite Polystyrene: What It Is and How It Works

The Right Way Topics   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.   […]

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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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Definition of Thermal Bridging (in Under 100 Words)

Posted on within Verb: The movement of heat across an object that is more conductive than the materials around it.   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 across […]

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