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download press release »02/24/2012

CertainTeed Roofing Partners with Homes for Our Troops, Pledging Roofing Materials for 30 Homes in 2012

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Roofing has made a year-long commitment to Homes for Our Troops, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans at no cost to the service member. The company’s contribution includes the donation of roofing materials for 30 homes across the U.S.

“We are proud to assist Homes for Our Troops in continuing its mission to help those who have honorably served our country and come home with serious injuries,” said Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “The donation of roofing products and partnerships with local contractor volunteers is our way of showing appreciation and acknowledging the sacrifices of all military veterans.”  

The one-story homes feature an open floor plan, going beyond ADA compliance, with roll-in showers, roll-under cooktops and sinks, and other standard accessibility items. The homes may also include specialized items including lift systems, keyless door entry and voice activation controls. Each home is constructed by teams of skilled laborers on site to build, paint and landscape. The typical home build lasts three to four months. The organization has built more than 100 homes for wounded service members since 2004.

Each home will be outfitted with a complete CertainTeed Integrity Roof System™, comprised of underlayments, shingles, accessory products and ventilation all working together to provide optimum performance. Asphalt shingle choices will include the durable Landmark™ color-blended line of shingles with the widest array of colors and backed by an industry-leading, limited lifetime warranty.

For more information about CertainTeed roofing products, visit www.certainteed.com.
For more information about Homes for Our Troops, visit www.homesforourtroops.org.

About Homes for Our Troops
Homes for Our Troops is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization based in Taunton, Mass. Founded by John Gonsalves in 2004 (www.homesforourtroops.org), the organization’s mission is to build specially adapted homes for service members who have been severely injured in combat operations since September 11, 2001. All specially adapted homes are built at no cost to the veteran thanks to donations from thousands of individuals, foundation grants, corporate sponsors, professional tradespeople and generous support from countless volunteers.

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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