CertainTeed 2017 Award Winners


We can all agree there is a lot of great stuff going on in the building industry. So when a product is called out by experts as best in class, it’s worth a notice. This year’s CertainTeed award winning products include drywall that can hold pictures and shelves without an anchor or a stud finder, roofing shingles that perform in extreme cold and maintenance-free synthetic cedar siding that’s almost indistinguishable from the real thing. Nice. Read on to learn more.

Product: Habito

Category: Drywall

Award: This Old House’s Best Products 2016

About Habito:

Think all drywall is the same? Think again. Habito combines the benefits of old-fashioned plaster with the convenience of modern drywall. This means Habito is extremely durable, provides better soundproofing than standard drywall and best of all, Habito holds up to 30 lbs. on a single #10 screw. No stud finder, no predrilling, and no wall anchors necessary.

Product:  NorthGate shingles

Category: Roofing shingles

Award: Architectural Products magazine’s Product Innovation Award

About NorthGate:

Live in a tough climate? This is the shingle for you. CertainTeed's NorthGate shingles are unmatched in class for weatherability. Their innovative SBS-modified construction provides superior flexibility, impact resistance and granule adhesion making them an excellent choice for extreme cold and other adverse weather environments.

Product: Cedar Impressions® Individual 5-inch Sawmill Shingles

Category: Siding

Award: Architectural Products magazine’s Product Innovation Award

About: Cedar Impressions® Individual 5” Sawmill Shingles 

A home sided with natural cedar shingles has a character all its own. But, this character comes with a price for upkeep. What if you could get the look without the yearly cost and maintenance? With Cedar Impressions® Individual 5" Sawmill Shingles you can. These individual shingles are the first polymer shingles that feature an innovative, blended color throughout. CedarLife™ Color Blends capture the appearance of natural Western Red and Eastern White cedar at various life stages, remaining fresh and beautiful for a lifetime. Available in four color families Natural Blend, Driftwood Blend, Cedar Blend and Rustic Blend – with a progression of shades within each color family – Cedar Impressions Individual 5” Sawmill Shingles provide freedom of design through the ability to select individual shingle shades and mix them into unique, one-of-a-kind designs with random textures, widths and coloration.