CertainTeed Qualifications

Roofing Qualifications - Residential Roofing

SELECT ShingleMaster™ (SSM) - This is the top level CertainTeed roofing credential, and represents the highest standards of excellence, quality and knowledge in the shingle roofing industry. An SSM has shown extensive knowledge of shingle installation and quality through rigorous testing, and have provided CertainTeed with proof of workers' compensation and liability insurance. Only an SSM can offer you the highest level of SureStart PLUS™ extended warranty coverage when an Integrity Roof System is installed on your home.

ShingleMaster™ (SM) - Contractors who are focused on superior workmanship and customer satisfaction earn the SM credential by employing a Master Shingle Applicator qualified workforce or participating in an SM Credential Course. An SM can offer you SureStart PLUS extended warranty coverage when an Integrity Roof System is installed on your home.

Roofing Qualifications - Commercial Roofing

Gold Star Contractor - This contractor installs CertainTeed commercial roofing, has been in business at least five years, and has bonding capability greater than $1 million, or equivalent financial resources and experience. They are authorized to offer no-dollar-limit warranties up to 25 years, including Integrity Coverage™.

Silver Star Contractor - This contractor installs CertainTeed commercial roofing, has been in business at least three years, or has had three jobs inspected by CertainTeed. They are authorized to offer no-dollar-limit warranties up to 12 years.

Roofing Qualifications – Solar Roofing

Solar Roofing Contractor - This contractor has been trained to install CertainTeed’s solar roofing systems. This contractor has demonstrated commitment to their profession by studying the solar roofing installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry

Roofing Qualifications - Metal Roofing

CertainTeed Metal Installer - This contractor has been trained to install CertainTeed’s Metal Roofing. This contractor has demonstrated commitment to their profession by studying the CetainTeed Metal Roofing installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry

RoofingRESPONSIBLY™ Recycling Program

RoofingRESPONSIBLY™ Recycling Program - This contractor participates in the CertainTeed RoofingRESPONSIBLY™ Recycling Program. When you select a participating CertainTeed Credentialed Contractor to install your new roof, you get the comfort and confidence that comes with knowing your old shingles will bypass the landfill for “greener” pastures.

Vinyl Siding and Polymer Shakes

Vinyl Siding Qualifications

5-Star Green Contractor - Vinyl Siding - CertainTeed's sustainable vinyl siding and trim designation, a 5-Star Green Contractor has passed the 5-Star Green Contractor Aptitude Exam and agreed to adopt sustainable business practices within their company, and carries all the qualifications of a 5-Star Contractor. Those contractors that have received this certification have received the highest level of training on our products and their green attributes. Only the best and brightest contractors receive this 5-Star Green Contractor recognition.

5-Star Contractor - Vinyl Siding - CertainTeed's highest vinyl siding and trim credential, a 5-Star Contractor has passed the CertainTeed Vinyl Siding Master Craftsman test and either the Restoration Millwork or CertaWrap Master Craftsman tests in addition to either the Vinyl Siding Institute's Certified Installer course or the Advanced Training Program for Vinyl, Insulated and Polymer Siding. Those contractors that have received this certification have received the highest level of training on our products. In addition, they have provided CertainTeed with proof of Worker's Compensation (where required by law) and General Liability Insurance. Only the best and brightest contractors receive this 5-Star Contractor recognition.

Vinyl Siding and Polymer Shakes Master Craftsman - A vinyl siding contractor who installs CertainTeed siding and who has earned the title of Master Craftsman by studying for and passing the CertainTeed Vinyl Siding Master Craftsman written test. CertainTeed Master Craftsmen have demonstrated their commitment to their profession by studying installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry.

CertaWrap™ Weather Resistant Barrier Master Craftsman - CertaWrap™ Weather Resistant Barrier Master Craftsman – An exterior cladding contractor who installs CertainTeed housewrap and who has earned the title of Master Craftsman by studying for and passing the CertainTeed Weather Resistant Barrier Master Craftsman written test. CertainTeed Master Craftsmen have demonstrated their commitment to their profession by studying installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry.

Trim

Restoration Millwork® Trim Qualifications

5-Star Green Contractor - Vinyl Siding - CertainTeed's sustainable vinyl siding and trim designation, a 5-Star Green Contractor has passed the 5-Star Green Contractor Aptitude Exam and agreed to adopt sustainable business practices within their company, and carries all the qualifications of a 5-Star Contractor. Those contractors that have received this certification have received the highest level of training on our products and their green attributes. Only the best and brightest contractors receive this 5-Star Green Contractor recognition.

5-Star Contractor - Vinyl Siding - CertainTeed's highest vinyl siding and trim credential, a 5-Star Contractor has passed the CertainTeed Vinyl Siding Master Craftsman test and either the Restoration Millwork or CertaWrap Master Craftsman tests in addition to either the Vinyl Siding Institute's Certified Installer course or the Advanced Training Program for Vinyl, Insulated and Polymer Siding. Those contractors that have received this certification have received the highest level of training on our products. In addition, they have provided CertainTeed with proof of Worker's Compensation (where required by law) and General Liability Insurance. Only the best and brightest contractors receive this 5-Star Contractor recognition.

Restoration Millwork® Trim Master Craftsman - A Restoration Millwork contractor has earned the title of Restoration Millwork Master Craftsman by passing the CertainTeed Restoration Millwork Master Craftsman test. These contractors have demonstrated their commitment to their profession by studying installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry.

Fence / Deck / Railing

Fence, Railing & Decking Qualifications

5-Star Bufftech Fence Contractor - CertainTeed's highest fence credential, a 5-Star Contractor has passed the Bufftech Fence Master Craftsman test. Those contractors that have received this certification have also received the highest level of training on our products. In addition, they have provided CertainTeed with proof of Worker's Compensation (where required by law) and General Liability Insurance. Only the best and brightest contractors receive this 5-Star Fence Contractor recognition.

Bufftech Master Craftsman - A fence contractor who installs Bufftech vinyl fence products and who has earned the title of Master Craftsman by studying for and passing the Bufftech Master Craftsman written test. Master Craftsmen have demonstrated their commitment to their profession by studying installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry.

EverNew® Vinyl Decking & Railing Master Craftsman - A decking & railing contractor who installs CertainTeed EverNew® Vinyl Decking & Railing, and who has earned the title of Master Craftsman by studying for and passing the EverNew® Vinyl Decking & Railing Master Craftsman written test. Master Craftsmen have demonstrated their commitment to their profession by studying installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry.

Evernew® Composite Railing Master Craftsman - A professional contractor who installs CertainTeed EverNew® Composite Railing, and who has earned the title of Master Craftsman by studying for and passing the EverNew® Composite Railing Master Craftsman written test. Master Craftsmen have demonstrated their commitment to their profession by studying installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry.

CertainTeed Selects™ Fence Master Craftsman - A fence contractor who installs CertainTeed Selects Fence and who has earned the title of Master Craftsman by studying for and passing the CertainTeed Selects Fence Master Craftsman written test. Master Craftsmen have demonstrated their commitment to their profession by studying installation techniques in order to better serve their customers and industry.

Insulation

Insulation Qualifications

CertainTeed Credentialed Contractor™ (C3) - A highly skilled spray foam insulation contractor who has received rigorous in-class and hands-on training covering the industry’s best practices for the installation of CertaSpray® foam insulation. Also maintains a documented ongoing respiratory safety program.

Insulation BIBS - An insulation contractor who has been licensed and trained by Blown-In-Blanket® and CertainTeed to install OPTIMA® or InsulSafe® SP loose fill insulation with the Blow-In-Blanket® System into a wall cavity or other closed cavity applications.

Insulation NAHB-RC Certified - An insulation contractor who has been certified by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center (NAHB-RC) and complies with ISO 9000 Quality Assurance Standards.

CertainTeed Insulation Master Craftsman - An insulation contractor who installs CertainTeed insulation in homes and commercial buildings.

Mold Prevention Spray (Forticel™) Installer