Is Insulated Vinyl Siding Right for You?

December 7, 2017
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Posted on within Is insulated vinyl siding right for you? If you’re considering new siding, you’re preparing to make a big investment in your home that most people make only once or twice in a lifetime. New siding can dramatically improve the appearance of your home’s exterior and make you feel like you have a […]

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Top Insulated Vinyl Siding Brands

December 4, 2017
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Posted on within We invented insulated vinyl siding at PFT over 20 years ago, and have partnered with all the major vinyl siding manufacturers to create many variations of insulated vinyl siding. With so many brands of  insulated vinyl siding available on the market these days, it can be difficult to determine which products are best for […]

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

November 15, 2017

Posted on within 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. […]

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

November 6, 2017

Posted on within 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 […]

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Definition of Insulated Vinyl Siding (in Under 100 Words)

October 17, 2017
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Posted on within Insulated vinyl siding    ˈɪnsəˌleɪtəd ˈvaɪnəl ˈsaɪdɪŋ Noun: Vinyl siding with contoured, rigid insulation permanently adhered to the back Insulated vinyl siding is contoured rigid foam permanently adhered to vinyl siding. Insulated vinyl siding benefits include energy savings, low maintenance, and many design options. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid insulation is contoured to fit […]

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Definition of Closed Cell Foam (in Under 100 Words)

October 17, 2017
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Posted on within Closed cell foam is made of uniform cells that maintain their shape. Because the cells have their own cell walls, they are rigid and trap a large amount of air. This makes for more sturdy insulation products.   Closed cell foam differs from open cell foam, which is made of irregularly shaped […]

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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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How to Measure For New Siding

July 25, 2017

Posted on within   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.   Measuring Walls  Start with all square and rectangular walls, measuring height and width. Siding is ordered […]

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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 […]

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