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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Tip of the Week: J-Channel Notching Tool

February 13, 2017

PFT Installation Expert Jared explains how a j-channel notching tool can make your life on the job site a little easier. For a drip edge slide the notching tool into the j-channel and squeeze until you hear the tool click once and release. For a complete notch slide the tool into the j-channel and squeeze […]

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Pros Who Know: How to Trim a Window (2 of 3)

February 6, 2017

After you have selected which j-channel you will use when installing insulated siding or vinyl with Fullback insulation, you may want to build the window out to accommodate the additional thickness of the insulation. This can easily be done with wood 2x4s and aluminum coil cap to create a beautiful, premium look.

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Tip of the Week: Trim a Window with a Foam Shim

January 30, 2017

When installing Fullback siding insulation with vinyl siding, you have to accommodate for the additional thickness of the foam. If you do not have access to the wider, recommended j-channel, you can use a standard j-channel with a foam shim underneath to accommodate the thickness of the insulation. To install the foam shim, simply nail it up […]

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What’s New: The Right Way Video Series

January 24, 2017

Jason Culpepper, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, explains PFT’s new video series, The Right Way. The goal of the series is to bring significant value to everyone that plays a role in getting insulated siding installed on homes every day, whether that be the owners, marketers, sales people, installers, etc. These audiences don’t exactly keep consistent […]

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PFT Named the BASF Product Manufacturer of the Year

January 12, 2017
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Orlando, Florida – At the 2017 International Builders Show, Progressive Foam Technologies, Inc. was recognized by BASF, the worlds largest chemical company, as the Product Manufacturer of the Year for their support in helping bringing new, innovative insulation products made from Neopor® graphite polystyrene to the marketplace. PFT was recognized by BASF alongside other influential companies in the building […]

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Pros Who Know: How to Trim a Window (1 of 3)

January 6, 2017

When installing insulated siding, or vinyl siding with Fullback insulation, it is important to first select the appropriate j-channel for the job.

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Tip of the Week: What Fastener Length Do You Need?

December 6, 2016

A common question we receive is “How long of a fastener do I need when installing insulated vinyl siding?”. The vinyl siding institute recommends that your fastener penetrates into a nailable service, such as wood sheathing or a stud, at least 1-1/4″. With hollow vinyl siding, a 1-1/2″ nail can be used. With insulated siding, you […]

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Tip of the Week: Selecting a Fastener When Installing Vinyl Siding

November 22, 2016

PFT installation expert Jared explains what type of fastener to use on you siding and insulation job. For sheathing and fanfold products, use a button cap nail to tack it to the wall prior to your siding installation. When installing vinyl siding, use a galvanized nail, stainless steel nail, or aluminum nail; something that won’t […]

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Tip of the Week: Using a Bat Display

November 8, 2016

This Tip of the Week is a little different than our usual installation tip. This week we will show you the bat display, and how it can be used to show a key feature of insulated vinyl siding. The bat display is a great demo to use in a showroom or at a home show, because […]

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