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download press release »07/02/2013

Building Professionals Back CertainTeed® Vinyl Siding for 17 Years Running, Give Top Rankings to Insulated Siding, Cellular PVC Trim and Solar Roofing

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – In a survey of more than 11,000 building professionals, CertainTeed received top rankings across a wide array of exterior building products. Conducted by Readex Research, the Builder magazine annual Brand Use Study asked subscribers to rank products based on familiarity, frequency of use and overall quality. For the 17th consecutive year, CertainTeed® Vinyl Siding was named the overall brand leader. In addition, CedarBoards™ received top honors in the insulated siding category for the fourth consecutive year and Restoration Millwork® cellular PVC decorative trim achieved best brand familiarity.

“CertainTeed has a long-standing track record as a brand that building professionals and homeowners alike can trust,” says Mark Rayfield, president of CertainTeed Siding. “The study shows that CertainTeed is a one-stop-shop for the freedom to choose across a complementary exterior building product portfolio, mixing and matching among product categories for outstanding curb appeal.”

CertainTeed solar roofing products, which include Apollo® II and Solstice™, also received top rankings in the photovoltaic roofing category. The company’s broad collection of asphalt and synthetic roofing shingles were also recognized.

“This survey is a testament to our leadership in the roofing industry, specifically in regard to our intense product innovation, training and technical support,” says Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “By seamlessly integrating the traditional asphalt roofing shingles and solar roofing technologies into our product portfolio, we are ultimately making energy-saving solutions more accessible to the average homeowner.”

With more than 40 different color options, the CertainTeed Vinyl Siding Collection features the industry’s widest selection of textures and styles. The siding offers durability, ease-of-maintenance, and is backed by a lifetime, limited warranty. Molded from real cedar boards and backed with polystyrene insulation, CedarBoards insulated siding can increase overall thermal performance, helping to reduce heating and cooling costs.

Designed to add the finishing touch to any siding project, Restoration Millwork is engineered to look, feel and work like top-grade lumber. Unlike wood, however, it is made with a long-lasting, low-maintenance material and with 21 percent recycled content, it is the only cellular PVC trim on the market to incorporate post-consumer recycled material.

CertainTeed offers a wide range of photovoltaic roofing systems, including Apollo® II lightweight, integrated modules for both residential asphalt shingle and flat concrete tile roofing and Solstice™, featuring highly efficient, monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) rack-mounted, high-performance panels that can easily be installed onto either a low-slope or steep-slope roof. Designed to meet the demands of sustainable construction and replacement roofing, these products leverage next generation technology to generate unrivaled performance without compromising aesthetics and are backed by CertainTeed’s electricity output and installation workmanship warranty – one of the most comprehensive in the industry.

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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, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

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. For five consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012.