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download press release »02/01/2013

New Decking UnderShield™ Water Diversion System Combines Beauty and Functionality for Improved Outdoor Living Spaces

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed is enhancing the functionality of outdoor living spaces with the introduction of the UnderShield™ Water Diversion System for decking applications. UnderShield is a unique, easy-to-install vinyl ceiling system that turns unsightly deck undersides into dry, aesthetically pleasing areas for entertaining or storage.

“The new UnderShield system is the perfect complement to our EverNew deck and railing products,” says Doug Mucher, marketing manager for CertainTeed fence, railing and decking products. “Now, homeowners have the perfect solution for creating bright, functional outdoor areas that are safe from water damage.”

UnderShield
features 6-inch by 16-foot vinyl panels and a concealed clip and grid system that can be quickly installed to deck joists to divert precipitation to the edge of the deck. The high quality, low maintenance panels are available in two styles, chamfer or beaded, and three color choices: Colonial White, Sterling Gray and Savannah Wicker. The system also includes stainless steel hardware to provide further security and performance.

CertainTeed offers a comprehensive line of high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products including Oxford, Edgewood, Kingston and Panorama® railing systems, EverNew® Vinyl Decking, EverNew® LT Cellular PVC Decking, EverNew® PT Composite Decking, Certa-Snap® Post Wraps and structural porch posts and columns.

For more information, visit www.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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