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
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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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Tip of the Week: How to Cut Insulated Siding

June 29, 2016
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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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