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download press release »02/26/2013

CertainTeed Connects Homeowners and Contractors Through New Online Tool

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – North America’s largest brand of building products, CertainTeed Corporation, has launched a new online tool designed to connect homeowners and contractors. The new “Need an Estimate — Find a Pro” tool provides homeowners with a quick, simple way to find local contractors and secure estimates for exterior home renovation projects. For contractors, the tool leverages homeowner traffic on the CertainTeed website to provide them with inquiries from potential customers.

“A significant number of homeowners throughout the country visit our website to learn more about CertainTeed building products that will boost the comfort and curb appeal of their home,” said Eric Nilsson, vice president of Corporate Marketing for CertainTeed Corporation. “With the new ‘Need an Estimate — Find a Pro’ tool we’ve created a useful online hub to connect homeowners and contractors.”

To use the tool, homeowners type their name, phone number, email and zip code into the designated fields. From there, the system provides the names and contact information of three local credentialed contractors, with the option to request additional information. Within seconds, the request is sent to the contractor through a sales support tracking program.

The new “Need an Estimate — Find a Pro” tool can be found on any roofing, siding, fence, railing, decking and insulation product page at 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 5,700 employees and more than 60 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 and 2012 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 $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com

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