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CertainTeed CertaSpray® Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Certified in Wind Uplift Resistance

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Corporation announced today that its CertaSpray® closed cell spray polyurethane foam insulation has met the Florida Building Commission’s 2007 Florida Building Code Performance Standards for wind uplift resistance.

When applied directly as a three-inch fillet to the junction of the roof plywood deck and the roof rafter/truss top chords, CertaSpray was found to have a resistance of 153 pounds per square foot (PSF). This roughly equates to the wind speed found in a Category 4 hurricane.

The adhesion strength of CertaSpray can help reduce building damage during tropical storms and hurricanes. According to Applied Research Associates, Inc., the roof deck attachment during a hurricane is critical to the survival of the building. Once a building loses one or more pieces of roof deck, the insurance losses increase exponentially due to the vast amount of water that enters the building.

“Helping to create an adhesive roofing assembly that is resistant to wind uplift is critical for homes and structures that are susceptible to destructive storms,” said Lionel Rossignol, product manager, CertainTeed Insulation. “The use of CertaSpray in the roof assembly also provides a significant boost to the energy efficiency and comfort of home.”

CertaSpray can be applied to the underside of roof decks, walls, cathedral ceilings and attics to provide an effective, tight thermal and air barrier. The result is a reduction in air infiltration, as well as significantly lower heating and cooling costs for the home/building owner.

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 6,000 employees and more than 65 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 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 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com