Definition of R-Value (in Under 100 Words)

July 4, 2018

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 […]

Read More

Will Vinyl Siding Increase My Home’s Value?

June 26, 2018

Posted on within Whether you’re planning to stay in your home for a few years or a lifetime, it’s important to know which products will add to the value of the home when doing improvement projects. Vinyl siding is a great way to not only make a huge impact on the appearance of a home, […]

Read More

5 Factors That Influence the Cost of Vinyl Siding

June 14, 2018

Posted on within   There are a lot of factors that can affect the total cost of new vinyl siding installation. Similar to buying a new vehicle, the cost can vary based on which options you choose. For example, a new SUV with cloth interior may cost around $25,000, while the same vehicle with leather […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Definition of Fiber Cement Siding (in Under 100 Words)

April 27, 2018

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 […]

Read More

Definition of XPS (in Under 100 Words)

April 17, 2018

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 […]

Read More

How to Trim a Window for Insulated Vinyl Siding

April 10, 2018

Posted on within 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 […]

Read More

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

April 4, 2018

Posted on within       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. […]

Read More

Neopor Graphite Polystyrene: What It Is and How It Works

March 29, 2018

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.   […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The Right Way Topics

Popular Posts

insulated vinyl siding guide