Insulated Vinyl Siding Cost: A Guide to Pricing, Estimates, and ROI

November 15, 2017
How much does insulated vinyl siding cost

One of the most common questions we receive from homeowners that are shopping for new siding is: How much does insulated vinyl siding cost? This question is very difficult to answer because every home is different, and there are many options for material, profile, color, and brand on the market today. Buying new siding is […]

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What is Insulated Vinyl Siding? Materials, Pros, Cons, and Installation

November 6, 2017
WHAT IS INSULATED VINYL SIDING

Choosing new siding for your home is a big decision, one that you will likely make only once or twice in a lifetime. There are many types of siding to choose from in the market today, including fiber cement, engineered wood, and insulated vinyl siding, each with their own unique features and benefits. As the […]

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Tip of the Week: Using a Heat Demo Box

September 6, 2017

PFT Installation Expert Jared shows our hot box demo tool, and a few tips on how to use it. The hot box dramatically shows energy efficiency versus energy wasting. Inside the hot box is a red heat lamp. The left side has a piece of traditional fiber cement siding. The right side has insulated vinyl siding. […]

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Pros Who Know: Measuring For New Siding

July 25, 2017

Measuring for new siding is critical to accurately quoting a job. PFT Installation expert Jared explains how to correctly measure a home for new siding, using our Estimate Worksheet to help make the process easier.    Walls Start with all square and rectangular walls, measuring height and width. Siding is ordered in “squares”. One square equals […]

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Tip of the Week: Measuring Gables

July 14, 2017

PFT Installation Expert Jared shares a quick tip on how to measure gables for a siding job. First, measure the height and width, then multiply by .75. If a gable is hard to reach, measure the height of the current siding profile then multiply by the number of courses on the wall section. For instance, […]

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Progressive Foam Celebrates 25 Years of Siding Insulation Manufacturing

April 12, 2017

Progressive Foam Celebrates 25 Years of Siding Insulation Manufacturing Beach City, OH – April 11th, 2017 marks the 25 year anniversary for Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc. (PFT), a locally-based manufacturer of foam insulation products for home exterior applications. Company Founder and President, Pat Culpepper, remarked: “We are proud to be celebrating 25 years of business […]

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Tip of the Week: Corner Post Trick

March 14, 2017

PFT Installation Expert Jared shares a quick tip on how to keep your corner post insert in place during installation. First, mark up an inch from the end of the post on both sides. Use a square and draw two straight lines for cutting. Cut up both sides of the post leaving a 1″ tab […]

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Pros Who Know: How to Trim a Window (3 of 3)

March 5, 2017

After you have selected your j-channel, built out the window, and capped with coil if necessary, you’re ready to install the j-channel around the window frame. Follow these simple steps to complete the window trim installation. Other Related Topics Pros Who Know: Window Trim (1 of 3) Pros Who Know: Window Trim (2 of 3) […]

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Tip of the Week: Installing the Middle Panel Last

March 2, 2017

PFT Installation Expert Jared explains when installing Fullback V with vinyl siding it is easiest to work from the corners toward the middle, installing the middle piece last. Other Related Topics Behind the Scenes: Making Insulated Siding Tip of the Week: How to Cut IVS Pros Who Know: Trimming a Window

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Behind the Scenes: Shape Molding Contoured Insulation

February 20, 2017

Watch Progressive Foam Mold Insulation Made The traditional way to make siding insulation is to mold large, rectangular blocks, then use hot wires to cut the insulation into the contoured shape needed for the specific vinyl siding it will be paired with. This “wire cutting” process provides manufacturing flexibility, because many shapes can be cut from the same […]

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