New CertainTeed 3D Visualization Tool Helps Drives Sales, Outdoor Living Design for Building Professionals
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation is now providing customers with new innovative technology through a partnership with Edgenet® and its Big Hammer Pro Deck Design software, which is customized for use with the EverNew® Decking and Railing line. With the use of this advanced 3D visualization software, building professionals can increase their design capabilities, save valuable time, and improve the efficiency and accuracy of job site estimates.
“With the Big Hammer Pro Deck Design service, building professionals can show homeowners how a certain deck layout will look on their home by simply uploading a photo of their house,” says Doug Mucher, product manager for CertainTeed Fence, Railing and Deck. “This clear visualization, combined with the program’s automatic product updates, makes Pro Deck Design the ideal tool for professionals seeking to decrease design time while increasing efficiency and sales. And, with the access it provides to the wide variety of rich color blends and natural woodgrain patterns in the EverNew product line, the design options are virtually endless.”
Big Hammer Pro Deck Design offers building professionals the following features to enhance their design capabilities and streamline their operations:
• Computer-aided design (CAD) with photo imaging
• Realistic versions of railing and deck projects
• Custom layouts with 3D rotational views including shadowing
• Wireframe design and post layouts
• Online access to the program
• Up-to-date product information and pricing
• Customized material lists for up-front, accurate estimates
The EverNew Decking and Railing line includes EverNew PT
, EverNew LT
, EverNew 20
and EverNew vinyl decking
. EverNew decking boasts low-maintenance features, is easy to clean and offers the stunning appearance of real wood. With a smooth, hidden fastener surface, the decking is easily installed with traditional face-fastening techniques through the use of EverNew’s exclusive DeckPilot system. In addition, select EverNew products are backed by the industry’s only 20-year Stain and Fade Warranty.
CertainTeed is providing the software through the company’s Master Craftsman program
. Through the program, building professionals can gain a comprehensive understanding of product installation through advanced education and training. Upon completion of required courses, participants receive a personalized certificate of completion, are included in CertainTeed’s online company directory, and gain access to the Master Craftsman website.
For more information, contact your CertainTeed Railing and Deck Territory Manager or call 800-233-8990.About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.comAbout Edgenet
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