Definition of EPS Foam (in Under 100 Words)

February 4, 2018

Posted on within Noun: A closed cell foam made of 98% air and 2% plastic, used in insulation and packaging applications   EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) is a closed cell foam that has been around since the 1950’s. EPS is 98% trapped air and only 2% plastic, making it an efficient insulator with a small amount […]

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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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What’s New With PFT: StayDry Technology

January 25, 2018

Posted on within   Thanks to new advancements in our manufacturing process, our Premium Series ProFold and Proboard Insulating Sheathing are now breathable! Whether you’re a new user of our products, or have been installing them for years, this new product feature can be used immediately to differentiate your business.   In recent years, moisture management […]

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EPS vs. XPS vs. GPS: The Definitive Comparison Guide

January 18, 2018
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Posted on within EPS vs. XPS vs. GPS The goal with insulation is simple: to make a home more comfortable and energy efficient. But with so many products available on the market today, how do you know which one is right for your particular project? This article discusses EPS vs. XPS vs. GPS.   There are […]

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How to Install Insulated Vinyl Siding in 9 Steps

December 13, 2017
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Posted on within As the inventors of insulated vinyl siding, we frequently field questions from contractors and homeowners interested in the details of how to install insulated vinyl siding. Luckily, if you know how to install traditional hollow vinyl siding, you can install insulated vinyl siding.   The majority of the installation steps below are applicable […]

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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

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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Definition of Insulated Vinyl Siding (in Under 100 Words)

October 17, 2017

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

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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