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download press release »09/29/2011

New FortiCel™ Mold Prevention System From CertainTeed Offers Industry-Leading 25-Year Warranty

(Valley Forge, Pa.) –  Through the introduction of the FortiCel™ Mold Prevention System, CertainTeed Corporation is providing building professionals and homeowners with long-term protection against mold growth. Backed by an industry-leading 25-year warranty, FortiCel is a topical spray-on application that can be used on virtually all interior construction surfaces, including dimensional lumber, steel studs, concrete and floor joists.

“Protection against mold growth is paramount to healthy, long-lasting homes and buildings, and FortiCel offers the industry’s strongest defense against the degrading effects as well as costs associated with mold,” says Paul Valle, president of CertainTeed Insulation. “FortiCel helps to improve the indoor air quality of a home, provides peace of mind to builders with a mold-free warranty, and equips contractors a value-added service they can offer to their customers.”

Through cutting edge proprietary coating technology, FortiCel provides a finished surface on all building components that will prevent any growth from taking place. Once applied, FortiCel will dry in 20 minutes to an hour and will not wash off or degrade. The coating is virtually permanent and is backed by a 25-year, fully transferable, full-remediation warranty. FortiCel achieves the highest rating when tested in accordance with ASTM D3273-94 specification regarding mold growth on lumber.

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.

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.com

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