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Building Professionals Back CertainTeed® Vinyl Siding for 15 Years Running, Give Top Rankings to Insulated Siding and Decking

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Just in time for spring home improvement projects, CertainTeed® vinyl siding and decking products are receiving a definitive thumbs up from building professionals through Builder magazine’s 2011 Brand Use Study. For the 15th consecutive year, CertainTeed vinyl siding was named the overall brand leader, and the company’s CedarBoards™ insulated siding and EverNew® decking earned top rankings based on input from more than 10,000 building professionals.

“CertainTeed has a long-standing track record as a brand that building professionals and homeowners alike can trust for beautiful, quality products,” says Phyllis Vail, director of marketing communications for CertainTeed’s Siding Products Group. “The study is a clear indication that CertainTeed is the brand of choice for vinyl siding and decking and offers a credible resource for homeowners looking to boost the curb appeal of the their home.”

The study, conducted by Readex Research, asked building professionals to rank products based on familiarity, frequency of use, and overall quality. CertainTeed vinyl siding and CedarBoards insulated siding were selected as the top choice across all categories. CertainTeed EverNew decking was selected as the frontrunner in terms of quality in the composite and PVC decking category. 

“We’re proud to offer homeowners superior products that meet their design needs and are backed by a strong stamp of approval from the building industry,” Vail adds. “We look forward to maintaining this distinction for many years to come.”

A highly engineered alternative to wood siding, CertainTeed vinyl siding is offered in more than 40 different color options, with 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 vinyl siding can increase overall thermal performance, helping to reduce heating and cooling costs.

EverNew composite and PVC decking products offer the authentic woodgrain appearance without the maintenance hassles of wood. The decking will not rot, decay, split or splinter and is impervious to wood-boring insects.

For more information about CertainTeed products, visit www.certainteed.com.

About CertainTeed

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed 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 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. In 2009 and 2010, CertainTeed, which is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a national award that recognizes environmentally responsible corporations. The group had total sales of approximately $3 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com