Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Vinyl Siding Mounting Block Accessories

  PFT installation expert Jared talks about one of his favorite accessories on a vinyl siding job, vinyl siding mounting blocks. He has even used them on his own home. Vinyl mounting blocks can be used to mount a variety of things, from lights and receptacles to water spigots. Adjustable mounting blocks are able to be used […]

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Tip of the Week: Starter Adapter for Vinyl Siding

  Our PFT installation expert Jared explains the benefits of using an insulation starter adapter when installing vinyl siding with Fullback. Installing Fullback and and vinyl siding without a starter adapter creates a void at the bottom of the siding panel near the starter strip. This part of a home is most susceptible to damage from […]

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Tip of the Week: Install Insulation Panels Without a Gap

  Installation expert Jared answers the question, “Do I need to leave a gap between siding insulation panels?” We recommend that you do not leave a gap between two panels of insulation. You simply butt the panels up against each other. This provides a solid blanket of insulation behind the vinyl siding.

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Tip of the Week: How to Cut Foam Insulation

  PFT installation expert Jared explains how to cleanly cut foam insulation to prevent “fly-aways”. You want to start by laying your insulation on flat surface. If it is contoured insulation, such as Fullback for vinyl, lay the panel down so the flat back of the insulation is facing upward. Use a long-bladed utility knife with the […]

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Tip of the Week: Using House Wrap with Siding Insulation

Installation expert Ryan recommends that you always use house wrap behind any PFT siding insulation product. House wrap works to reduce or eliminate the amount of bulk water that can reach the wood sheathing on the wall. However, if a house wrap is not used, it will not void our siding insulation warranty.

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Tip of the Week: Should You Tape Insulation Seams?

PFT installation expert Jared explains that you are not required to tape the seams of PFT insulating sheathing and fanfold underlayments. However, we do recommend that you check with your local building codes for your specific application.

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