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download press release »01/17/2012

CertainTeed® T-Roc™ Foundation Insulation System Achieves ICC-ES Approval

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Leading North American building products manufacturer, CertainTeed Corporation, has received an evaluation report from ICC Evaluation Services, Inc. (ICC-ES), confirming that T-Roc™ Foundation Insulation System is building code compliant.  T-Roc enables building professionals to bypass several costly, time-intensive tasks required to turn foundation walls into finished walls as part of a livable basement space.



Through the analysis of T-Roc, including testing, calculations and quality control methods, the ICC-ES report (ESR-2842) provides third-party verification to architects, builders, contractors and code officials that the product meets the 2006 and 2009 International Building Code® (IBC), and the 2006 and 2009 International Residential Code® (IRC). The comprehensive report is available at www.iccsafe.org.

T-Roc is a composite panel comprising CertainTeed® GlasRoc® paperless gypsum boards permanently laminated to high R-value expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. The product is easily installed within conventional concrete wall forms at the time the foundation wall is poured, eliminating the need for stud frame out, batt insulation and drywall. The combination of GlasRoc and EPS delivers superior moisture resistance and provides no food source for mold growth, minimizing mold and mildew concerns. Once installed, T-Roc can be left as installed, painted as is, or can be finished using mesh tape and setting compound, followed by painting.

"T-Roc offers a faster, more economical approach to insulating and finishing poured concrete walls,” says Mark DaSilva, Senior Marketing Manager for CertainTeed Foundations. "The ICC-ES Report provides specifiers and contractors with evidence that T-Roc is a superior, innovative, code compliant product that meets growing industry demands for production efficiency and energy savings."

T-Roc exceeds UL 1715 fire test requirements for interior finishing material. T-Roc’s EPS foam is treated with non-toxic Perform Guard® for superior termite protection. To find out more about T-Roc, visit www.certainteed.com.
   
About ICC-ES
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC-ES is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports (ESRs) and PMG Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC-ES also issues environmental reports verifying that products meet specific sustainability targets defined by today’s codes, standards, green rating systems and ICC-ES guidelines. ICC-ES is a subsidiary of the International Code Council® (ICC®). For more information, please visit www.icc-es.org. 



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 $3.2 billion in 2011. www.certainteed.com

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