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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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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