Tip of the Week: Can you Mix Insulation Types on a Job?

October 25, 2016

PFT installation expert Jared answers the question about whether traditional EPS insulation can be mixed with premium Neopor insulation on a siding job. Traditional EPS insulation and premium Neopor insulation can be mixed on a job, however there are a few important things to keep in mind. Thickness Make sure the panels you are using […]

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Tip of the Week: Vinyl Siding Mounting Block Accessories

October 11, 2016

  PFT installation expert Jared talks about one of his favorite accessories on a vinyl siding job, vinyl siding mounting blocks. He has even used them on his own home. Vinyl mounting blocks can be used to mount a variety of things, from lights and receptacles to water spigots. Adjustable mounting blocks are able to be used […]

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Tip of the Week: Starter Adapter for Vinyl Siding

September 27, 2016

  Our PFT installation expert Jared explains the benefits of using an insulation starter adapter when installing vinyl siding with Fullback. Installing Fullback and and vinyl siding without a starter adapter creates a void at the bottom of the siding panel near the starter strip. This part of a home is most susceptible to damage from […]

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Tip of the Week: Install Insulation Panels Without a Gap

September 13, 2016

  Installation expert Jared answers the question, “Do I need to leave a gap between siding insulation panels?” We recommend that you do not leave a gap between two panels of insulation. You simply butt the panels up against each other. This provides a solid blanket of insulation behind the vinyl siding.

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Tip of the Week: How to Cut Foam Insulation

August 30, 2016

  PFT installation expert Jared explains how to cleanly cut foam insulation to prevent “fly-aways”. You want to start by laying your insulation on flat surface. If it is contoured insulation, such as Fullback for vinyl, lay the panel down so the flat back of the insulation is facing upward. Use a long-bladed utility knife with the […]

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Tip of the Week: Using House Wrap with Siding Insulation

August 17, 2016

Installation expert Ryan recommends that you always use house wrap behind any PFT siding insulation product. House wrap works to reduce or eliminate the amount of bulk water that can reach the wood sheathing on the wall. However, if a house wrap is not used, it will not void our siding insulation warranty.

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Tip of the Week: Should You Tape Insulation Seams?

August 3, 2016

PFT installation expert Jared explains that you are not required to tape the seams of PFT insulating sheathing and fanfold underlayments. However, we do recommend that you check with your local building codes for your specific application.

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What’s New: Gnadenhutten Facility

June 29, 2016
What's New Gnadenhutten

President Pat Culpepper offers an inside look at the company’s new Gnadenhutten, Ohio, facility. Progressive Foam added room to grow in 2016, expanding operations with the acquisition and improvement of a 220,000-square-foot building in Gnadenhutten, Ohio. In this video, President Pat Culpepper offers an inside look at the company’s new facility, the benefits of this […]

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Behind the Scenes: Making Insulated Vinyl Siding

June 29, 2016
laminated vinyl siding

Watch Progressive Foam make it’s signature product Pat Culpepper, president of Progressive Foam, talks about how the company began bonding contoured foam to vinyl siding after others said it couldn’t be done. He also explains the processes involved. The company began developing its process in 1992 and now makes 3,000 different shapes of contoured foam […]

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Pros Who Know: Remodeling Industry Trends

June 29, 2016
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  Paul Despenas of Midwest Construction in Des Moines, Iowa, explains the recent changes he has seen in remodeling industry trends and the success his family business has had by incorporating insulated siding into their product offering. Paul addresses how sales conversations with homeowners have changed over the years thanks to advances in technology, how his […]

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