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3 Ways to Insulate Siding and Reduce Home Energy Loss

Posted on within 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 […]

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Definition of EPS Foam (in Under 100 Words)

Posted on within Noun: A closed cell foam made of 98% air and 2% plastic, used in insulation and packaging applications   EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) is a closed cell foam that has been around since the 1950’s. EPS is 98% trapped air and only 2% plastic, making it an efficient insulator with a small amount […]

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Vinyl Siding Profiles: A Complete Design Guide

Posted on within Vinyl Siding Profiles: A 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 […]

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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

Posted on within EPS vs. XPS vs. GPS 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 […]

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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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How to Install Insulated Vinyl Siding in 9 Steps

Posted on within As the inventors of insulated vinyl siding, we frequently field questions from contractors and homeowners interested in the details of how to install insulated vinyl siding. Luckily, if you know how to install traditional hollow vinyl siding, you can install insulated vinyl siding.   The majority of the installation steps below are applicable […]

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Is Insulated Vinyl Siding Right for You?

Posted on within Is insulated vinyl siding right for you? If you’re considering new siding, you’re preparing to make a big investment in your home that most people make only once or twice in a lifetime. New siding can dramatically improve the appearance of your home’s exterior and make you feel like you have a […]

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Top Insulated Vinyl Siding Brands

Posted on within We invented insulated vinyl siding at PFT over 20 years ago, and have partnered with all the major vinyl siding manufacturers to create many variations of insulated vinyl siding. With so many brands of  insulated vinyl siding available on the market these days, it can be difficult to determine which products are best for […]

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Definition of Closed Cell Foam (in Under 100 Words)

Posted on within Closed cell foam is made of uniform cells that maintain their shape. Because the cells have their own cell walls, they are rigid and trap a large amount of air. This makes for more sturdy insulation products.   Closed cell foam differs from open cell foam, which is made of irregularly shaped […]

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