Tip of the Week: How to Cut Insulated Siding

June 29, 2016
Jared Tip of the Week

PFT installation expert Jared explains the right way to cut insulated vinyl siding. Typical vinyl siding is cut using either vinyl snips or a circular saw. Insulated vinyl siding must be to be cut with a circular saw, and today we’re going to show you how to do that. There are two different blades you can […]

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PFT Launches “The Right Way” Video Series

June 28, 2016

Would you like to learn more about how to sell more siding jobs, differentiate yourself from the competition, and ensure proper and seamless installations? Look no further than PFT’s new video series, The Right Way. With this series of new videos, PFT strives to lead the industry in educating remodelers with real-world, how-to advice that can help […]

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Insulation Energy Tax Credit Available Through Dec 31, 2016

June 7, 2016

Progressive Foam siding insulation qualifies under the 2016 Energy Star Tax Credit Program for a tax credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500. The tax credit applies to improvements made through December 31, 2016, and does not include installation costs; however, you can install the insulation yourself and get the credit. Qualified PFT […]

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Energy Tax Credit Retroactively Extended to 2014

January 22, 2015

President Obama Signs Tax Increase Prevention Act (H.R. 5771) to Officially Extend the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit through December 31, 2014 The Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit outlined in 26 USC ? 25C of the Internal Revenue Code allows a credit for energy efficiency improvements in the building envelope of existing homes, including improvements […]

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This Winter, Keep Heat Inside Where it Belongs

November 10, 2014

Insulated siding can improve a home’s energy efficiency. Most exterior walls have insulation in between the wall studs, but allow significant energy loss through the studs themselves. Wall studs, both wood and metal, are poor insulators ? when they come in contact with the exterior cladding, they allow heat to pass through them (which is […]

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A Harsh Winter May Be On the Way, But Insulated Siding Can Help

October 3, 2014

Last winter, many people across the country became familiar with the phrase “polar vortex” as they battled subzero temperatures, heavy snows, and a longer-than-normal winter season. Depending on what source you reference for weather predictions, the 2014-2015 winter may not be better: “With its traditionally 80% accurate weather forecasts, The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that […]

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2013 EPS Recycling Report Released

September 11, 2014

The EPS Industry Alliance recently announced the release of the 2013 Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Recycling Rate Report. This report is compiled from survey responses from 41 EPS manufacturers and independent recyclers in the United States. The report shows 34% of post-consumer EPS was recycled in 2013. An increase of 32 million pounds of post-consumer and […]

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Did You Know? Insulated Vinyl Siding Leads the Industry for Performance

July 17, 2014

Although vinyl siding has been around for decades, that doesn’t mean it’s “old” technology. In fact, vinyl siding with?Fullback?V?insulation from?Progressive Foam?provides industry-leading performance characteristics that make it a cutting-edge contender. Vinyl siding with FullbackV is an excellent choice for applications where energy efficiency, durability, and low maintenance are priorities: – With an r-value of 2.0 […]

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HalfbackH20: Insulation for Maximum Moisture Management

June 11, 2014

  HalfbackH20 is a general siding insulation product that not only insulates your home, but also provides an extreme level of?protection against bulk water that may accumulate on the sheathing surface. How It WorksHalfbackH20 is a closed cell, rigid siding insulation with drainage grooves for enhanced moisture management. The grooves are built into the back […]

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Progressive Foam’s Tim Holt Receives ASTM Findley Award

April 16, 2014

The ASTM D20 Main Committee has jointly awarded Tim Holt and The Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) the Findley Award for their work on developing ASTM standard D7793 for insulated vinyl siding. ASTM D7793 was first published in July 2012, after a six-year period of development and balloting. D7793 will help to insure that certain performance […]

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