Is Your Insulation Protected from Termites?

December 5, 2013

Most people in the remodeling or building industry can tell you their own personal horror story about termites. Termites destroy wood in foundations, walls, and roofs of houses, and treating?them and the damage they leave behind can be an expensive and difficult task. Most people?aren’t aware of the damage caused by termites until it is […]

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Report Shows 93 Million Pounds of EPS Recycled In 2012

October 30, 2013

In our previous blog post?Can Siding Insulation Be Recycled??we explained that products made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) can be recycled rather than thrown in the landfill after their life. The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) recently published a report showing that over 93 million pounds of EPS were recycled during the 2012 calendar year. For the […]

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New Standard for Insulated Vinyl Siding Protects Homeowners and Ensures Product Performance

October 16, 2013

ASTM International, a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards, has recently published ASTM D7793-12 Standard Specification for Insulated Vinyl Siding. This comes after years of hard work by the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI), Progressive Foam, and others. You may wonder, ?why do we need standards?? Today, over 12,000 […]

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Updated LCA Report Proves Vinyl Siding Is Still One of the Most Environmentally-Friendly Siding Products

September 12, 2013

Updated LCA Report Proves Vinyl Siding Is Still One of the Most Environmentally-Friendly Siding Products A recent life cycle assessment (LCA) released by the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI) confirms that vinyl still ranks as one of the most environmentally friendly exterior claddings. The full LCA report (found here), extensively covers the impact that siding products […]

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What Thermal Imaging Can Do For You

August 22, 2013

Today’s post comes from guest blogger Steve Parton of Spectrum Inspection Group. Steve is one of our go-to experts in home and commercial building inspection, including thermal imaging, radon and mold testing. ————————————————————————————————————————————— They say that seeing is believing. When it comes to energy-saving home improvements, many people believe they are making the right decision […]

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North Carolina Remodeler Becomes First in the State to Offer FullbackFC Siding Insulation

August 9, 2013

When MY GUYS Remodeling chose to install new FullbackFC siding insulation on a large residential job in Raleigh, North Carolina, they became the first company in the state to offer this new, innovative product. We sat down with MY GUYS co-owner Joe Bass to learn about their experience with the product. Q: Why did you […]

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Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Insulation

July 17, 2013

Posted on within Open Cell vs. Closed Cell Insulation Homeowners, architects, builders and home improvement contractors continue to ask questions about the various insulating materials available in the building and remodeling industry today. Some of the questions that we hear regularly regard open cell vs. closed cell insulation:”Which one absorbs water? Which one works better? Which […]

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Graphite Insulation More Energy-Efficient Than Traditional EPS

July 10, 2013

In a previous post, we introduced our new Premium Series siding insulation products, made of graphite enhanced material to provide superior energy efficiency and a dark gray color. However, many people have wondered how graphite enhanced insulation actually works, and what makes it more energy-efficient. The high-purity graphite particles integrated within the insulation beads reflects […]

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Fast Growth for Progressive Foam (2002-2006)

June 13, 2013

From 2002 to 2006, Progressive Foam experienced a period of exponential growth and expansion of operations. Our flagship product, insulated vinyl siding, was becoming accepted in the marketplace as a superior siding product that not only insulated the home, but also improved the performance of traditional vinyl siding. As insulated vinyl siding began to rapidly […]

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Mold Remediation Remodel Uses HalfbackH20

May 1, 2013

HalfbackH20 Premium Siding Insulation Installed Under Fiber Cement During Mold Remediation Remodel ?We believe that HalfbackH20 Premium is the perfect product for us to add insulation to these remodeled homes while resting easy knowing it will help effectively manage moisture from day one.” -Joe Yurick, General Manager Atlantic Remediation and Restoration Contractors (ARRC) in Pennsylvania […]

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