Panels Reduce Installation Time and Improve Appearance
XL 16' 8" insulated siding panels now available.
Time is money - your money. To help you speed installation
and reduce job costs, CertainTeed introduces CedarBoards XL
Reduced Laps – Faster Installation
Installing standard 12' panels on a 20' wall requires seams
every 2 to 3 feet, however, the 16' 8" XL panel can reduce
the number of seams by up to 40 percent - from approximately
28 seams to 17 on a 20’ wall! The difference in appearance
is remarkable, with the added benefit of decreased installation
Great CedarBoards Benefits
The new CedarBoards XL 16' 8" Double 6" Clapboard
panel has the same great benefits as traditional CedarBoards
siding. CedarBoards XL features a flat face, a deep 3/4"
panel projection, and TrueTexture rough cedar finish that
looks like custom crafted wood. Like the standard length panel,
XL is backed with custom-contoured rigid foam that compensates
for minor imperfections in the wall and makes the panel five
times more resistant to impact than traditional hollow siding.
The foam-backed panel also prevents air infiltration and can
increase R-value by up to 22 percent.
For more information
about CedarBoards XL insulated siding, visit www.certainteed.com
or call 800-233-8900 and ask for CTS339.
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Using STUDfinder Graphics to Install
Werner is CertainTeed's in-house application specialist. A former
owner of his own contracting business, Bob has over 30 years of
experience in the industry.
The STUDfinder Installation System is designed to help installers
nail the siding into studs, thereby avoiding wall cavities that
contain hidden wiring, plumbing and other utilities. By making
it quick and easy to locate and nail into studs, you can feel
confident that the siding you’re installing is safely secured.
The precisely engineered nail slots and easy-to-read graphics
of STUDfinder ensure an accurate, secure siding installation.
As you know, with standard-length panels, the nail slots are set
up to align with studs in 16" on center construction. In
24" o.c. construction, two letters repeat every other stud.
For example, if the first stud is located at "S," the
next will be at "I," then "S," then "I,"
CertainTeed recommends that both CedarBoards standard length and
CedarBoards XL length panels be installed only in 16” on
center construction. For CedarBoards XL, succeeding studs will
fall at every 8th nail slot. Take your time locating the first
two or three studs, and you'll quickly see the easy-to-follow
pattern in the STUDfinder graphics.
Check with your local building code official for special requirements
and ICC-ES Evaluation Report ESR-1066 for specific wind-load requirements
before you install any siding on 24" centers.
STUDfinder installation instructions, go to www.certainteed.com,
or call our 24-hour Fax-on-Demand service at 800-947-0057 and
key in document number 556.
a question to Bob Werner.
Clean and Ready to Install
shrink-wrap packaging keeps Restoration Millwork PVC
cellular trimboards clean and scuff free.
the final touches on your next siding job just got a
little bit easier. CertaPak - CertainTeed's latest enhancement
to contractor convenience and product quality - ensures
that Restoration Millwork PVC cellular trimboard arrives
at your jobsite clean and free of smudges, dust, and
CertaPak, Restoration Millwork TrueTexture trimboards
are securely shrink-wrapped in packages of twos and
fours. This keeps the trimboards' Natural White finish
beautiful and speeds installation, because it significantly
reduces the time you will spend cleaning dirt from the
receive your free Restoration Millwork sample, call
800-233-8900 or visit www.certainteed.com
CertainTeed Takes Leadership Role in VSI Contractor Training
has taken a dominant leadership role in providing installation
training under the Vinyl Siding Institute’s (VSI)
Certified Installer program. Since the program’s
inception nearly two years ago, CertainTeed Siding has
trained nearly 1,000 vinyl siding applicators in the proper
installation techniques using VSI’s industry approved
methodology. This equates to over half of the total number
of installers trained under the program from all manufacturers
since its inception.
addition, CertainTeed has taken this training leadership
role a step further by including the VSI Certified Installer
certification as a required element of its elite 5-Star
Contractor program. By taking this unique initiative,
CertainTeed 5-Star Contractors are able to take advantage
of not only the VSI Certified Installer benefits, but
the multitude of unique additional benefits of the 5-Star
program such as:
Premier website listing on CertainTeed.com’s
• Free samples and literature
• Employee screening tool
• Free trial of MarketZone direct mail program
• “Bonus” Rebates under the “Show
Me The Money” rewards program
• And much, much more!!
Siding is committed to the professional that installs
and specifies our products each and every day.
more information on:
5-Star Contractor Program: please contact your Territory
Manager or visit:
• VSI Certified Installer program: http://vinylsiding.org
12' Long PVC Trimboards Now Available
length. More options.
CertainTeed is adding a 12' length to its Restoration
Millwork exterior trimboards. Manufactured in both smooth and
TrueTexture woodgrain finish, the 12' Natural White trimboards
can reduce waste, and give you more flexibility in materials
planning. Choose from any of these 31 sizes.
Millwork trim is made from cellular PVC that looks and feels
like top-grade lumber. PVC lasts longer than wood and can be
used in place of wood in any non-load-bearing exterior application.
It cuts, shapes, routes, and mills with ordinary woodworking
tools, fastens with nails or screws, and can be painted to coordinate
with any home's exterior.
information about Restoration Millwork 12' trimboards, call
800-233-8900 or visit www.certainteed.com
Free Sales Tools Available from Vinyl Siding Institute
you wanted to know--at a mouse click.
Did you know that the average installed cost of vinyl siding is
lower than any other exterior cladding? That vinyl siding scores
higher in environmental performance than the majority of exterior
cladding materials in almost all qualifying criteria for U.S.
Green Building Council LEED Environmentally Preferable Product
Status? That Preservation Societies across the country are approving
vinyl siding for renovating historic homes?
This and other
valuable information about how vinyl siding is meeting the demand
for affordable, low-maintenance, authentic looking, and environmentally
friendly exterior cladding are available FREE from the Vinyl Siding
Institute. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to arm yourself
with the kind of fact-filled, independent information that can
help convince homeowners that vinyl siding is the best choice
for their home.
For a complete
list of the free VSI publications available for download, visit
Restoration Smooth Double 4-1/2"
century American artistry in 21st century materials.
faithfully reproduce the 17th century look of smooth brushed wood
siding, architects and builders are turning to Wolverine Restoration
Smooth Double 4-1/2" Dutchlap. The smooth, low-gloss finish
looks like the solid wood siding New World colonists installed to
keep out the harsh New England winters.
Smooth Dutchlap replicates this planed, sealed, and painted wood.
Available in 14 low-gloss colors, Restoration Smooth Dutchlap looks
great with both Vinyl Carpentry and Restoration Millwork accessories
and trim. In addition, like the Triple 3" and Double 4-1/2"
Smooth Clapboard panels, the Dutchlap panel is .044" thick
and features a 5/8" panel projection that results in exceptional
rigidity and straighter on-the-wall performance.
Ask your local
building products distributor to show you a sample of the new Wolverine
Restoration Smooth Double 4-1/2" Dutchlap panel or call us
Cornerpost the Right Accessory for the Job
Cedar Impressions D7"Perfection Shingles and Inside
Cornerpost add authentic wood look to student townhouses.
Hall, a 10,000-square-foot residence hall at Assumption College
in Worcester, Massachusetts, has a new look. In June, Capitol
Siding of nearby Auburn, MA, completed installing 70 squares
of Sterling Gray Cedar Impressions Double 7" Perfection
Shingles. Because college administrators wanted the building
"to look as much like wood as possible," Dale Sarkisian,
co-owner of Capitol Siding, suggested installing Cedar Impressions
Inside Cornerpost in a matching color.
explains, "This is actually the third siding project
we've finished at Assumption College. On our first job, we
installed CertainTeed's Monogram siding. They really like
it, but once they saw Cedar Impressions, administrators decided
the real cedar shake look was what they wanted for the other
buildings. I knew the matching cornerpost would give the walls
a continuous look we'd never get with any other kind of trim."
Impressions new Inside Cornerpost adds the finishing touch
to a college residence hall in Worcester, Massachusetts
The Right Choice
Assumption College was founded in 1904, but a tornado destroyed
virtually all the buildings in 1953. The College rebuilt on a new
campus in Worcester, which accounts for its relatively modern architecture.
But Worcester is, after all, New England, and the cedar shake shingle
is a natural choice for the area.
Built in 1980,
Dion Hall was originally called the four-men apartments because
each townhouse accommodates four students, and Assumption was an
all-male college until 1969. These townhouses are situated right
across from the softball fields and are a great place for watching
softball and field hockey. It is easy to see why the authentic wood
look is the right choice for this building.
Fifty-five Years of Success
Siding has been in business since 1952--and business is booming.
During the height of the season, Capitol keeps as many as 15 crews
busy. When asked about his secret to success, company founder Mark
Sarkisian Sr. replies, "Customer satisfaction." He and
his employees achieve this by beginning and completing jobs on time,
employing only top-notch installers, and using only "high grade
siding" from companies his customers know and trust - like