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download press release »07/16/2013

New CertainTeed Video Helps Homeowners Navigate Roofing Shingle Selection

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – In an effort to streamline the roofing shingle selection process for homeowners, CertainTeed has produced a new “Designing with Shingles” video. The short educational video provides an overview of designer shingles with tips and advice on matching the right shingle to complementary home styles.

“We developed ‘Designing with Shingles’ to help break down the shingle selection process and review the most commonly asked questions we hear from our customers,” says Jay Butch, director of contractor programs for CertainTeed Roofing. “The video also assists contractors with straightforward recommendations to help easily resolve any uncertainties.”

The informative video discusses each of CertainTeed’s designer shingles: Landmark™, Landmark™ TL, Highland Slate™, Independence™, Presidential Shake™, Presidential Shake™ TL, Carriage House™ and Grand Manor™. It also touches upon the many benefits of CertainTeed good, better, best shingle options. Other factors involved in making a roofing decision such as durability, warranty, curb appeal and home resale value are highlighted as well.

The “Designing with Shingles” video is the final segment in a three-part DVD series that includes “Hiring a Contractor,” which discusses the five questions a homeowner should ask when selecting a contractor, and “The Roof System,” which covers the entire roofing process including the tear off, deck, underlayment, flashing and ventilation.

This video is available for order for CertainTeed credentialed roofing contractors and is viewable online at

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.