How to Inspect, Repair and Maintain Vinyl Siding

May 17, 2018

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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How to Trim a Window for Insulated Vinyl Siding

April 10, 2018

In this article we’ll explain the three major steps to trim out a window for insulated vinyl siding. These are our recommendations for the best finished appearance, although there are many methods to install trim around a window.   Trimming out windows and doors is one of the most important steps when installing new siding […]

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What is Thermal Bridging, and How to Stop It In a Home

April 4, 2018

  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 can be a major source of energy loss in homes and buildings, leading to higher utility bills.   Thermal Bridging in Homes […]

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Neopor Graphite Polystyrene: What It Is and How It Works

March 29, 2018

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?

March 22, 2018

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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2018 Energy Tax Credits: Does Insulated Siding Qualify?

March 8, 2018

Most federal energy tax credits for energy saving upgrades for residential homes expired at the end of 2016, while some were retroactively made available to purchases through December 31, 2017. Although there are currently no federal energy tax credit programs for 2018, there are many rebates and incentives available through state and local municipalities, as […]

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3 Ways to Insulate Siding and Reduce Home Energy Loss

March 1, 2018

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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Insulated Vinyl Siding: Does it Really Work?

February 26, 2018

Posted on within Insulated Vinyl Siding: Does It Really Work?   A deeper look at energy savings, moisture management, and durability   Insulated vinyl siding has been around since the mid-1990’s and has been installed on over half a million homes. Despite this track record, many people are not familiar with what insulated vinyl siding […]

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Insulated Vinyl Siding vs. Fiber Cement: Which is Best?

January 31, 2018

There are many siding products available on the market today to give the exterior of your home a beautiful appearance and protect it from the elements, but two products that are gaining popularity are insulated vinyl siding and fiber cement siding. In this article we will take a look at Insulated Vinyl Siding vs. Fiber […]

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Vinyl Siding Profiles: A Complete Design Guide

January 26, 2018

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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