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Progressive Foam’s Tim Holt Receives ASTM Findley Award

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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What to Look for in an Insulation Warranty

When new siding is installed on your home, it is important to add insulation under the siding at the same time (click here to learn why). Because the insulation is a small component of the entire job, you may not be paying attention to the details of the warranty. Warranties are designed to provide assurance […]

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9 Reasons to Insulate with Progressive Foam

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Do I Need House Wrap Under New Siding?

You may be familiar with housewrap, a common component when building a new home or residing an existing one. Housewrap typically comes in rolls and is installed directly over the structural sheathing, underneath any new exterior insulation or siding added to the wall. If you’re considering building a home or buying new siding, you may […]

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Is Your Insulation Protected from Termites?

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

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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What Thermal Imaging Can Do For You

Today‚Äôs 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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Graphite Insulation More Energy-Efficient Than Traditional EPS

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)

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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The Beginning of Insulated Vinyl Siding

With the passing of March, we mark the 15 year anniversary of insulated vinyl siding being launched into the marketplace. For this milestone blog post, we will take a look back at how insulated vinyl siding got its start and came to be a well-known siding option for homeowners looking to beautify their homes while […]

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